The BJP on Saturday referred to as for a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe to find out if the Congress authorities in Rajasthan had illegally tapped telephones of politicians’ within the state.
The get together additionally demanded to know if SOP (customary working process) had been adopted earlier than taping political leaders’ telephones or if the Ashok Gehlot authorities within the state, which is on the point of collapse following open revolt by Sachin Pilot, had scrambled to “save themselves when cornered”.
Hitting out at “a saga of illegalities and concocted lies”, the BJP requested at a press convention right this moment: “These are critical questions that we need to ask the Congress excessive command and Ashok Gehlot. Was cellphone taping accomplished? Assuming that you just taped telephones, was SOP adopted?”
The individuals of Rajasthan need to know if their privateness has been compromised, the get together declared.
The BJP’s hue and cry over “unconstitutional’ actions come a day after the Congress stated audio clips revealed that insurgent MLAs from its get together have been plotting with the BJP towards the state authorities.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala stated one of many voices was that of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the opposite was the Congress’s Bhanwar Lal Sharma.
NDTV can’t confirm the authenticity of those tapes, and each Mr Sharma and Shekhawat have stated it isn’t their voices.
The Congress demanded that allegations of collusion between insurgent MLAs and the BJP be investigated by the Rajasthan Police Particular Operation Group (SOG), which reviews to Chief Minister Gehlot.
The SOG filed two FIRs shortly after Mr Surjewala’s press convention, certainly one of which was for sedition. The Congress has referred to as for the arrest of Mr Sharma.
In the meantime, the BJP’s Laxmikant Bhardwaj has filed a grievance towards a number of Congress leaders, together with Mr Surjewala, for associating Mr Shekhawat’s title with the clip.
Ashook Gehlot had ordered an investigation throughout final month’s Rajya Sabha election after he accused the BJP of plotting with insurgent MLAs to destabilise his authorities.
Sachin Pilot rubbished such rumours, mentioning that the Congress had gained two of three seats on provide.
The simmering feud between the 2 exploded shortly after, when Mr Pilot obtained a summons over the alleged conspiracy. Claims Mr Gehlot additionally obtained one have been dismissed for the reason that police reviews to the Chief Minister, who additionally holds the Dwelling Minister portfolio.
On Wednesday Mr Gehlot doubled down on these allegations, claiming that his former deputy “was himself doing the deal“.
With enter from PTI