Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has been requested to seem for questioning in an investigation into allegations of a conspiracy to drag down the Rajasthan authorities. Mr Shekhawat, a senior BJP chief, has denied the allegations.
Final week, the Congress alleged that insurgent MLAs in high-profile dissident Sachin Pilot’s camp had been plotting with the BJP in opposition to the Ashok Gehlot authorities. Two FIRs had been filed quickly after the Congress got here out with the allegations, one referring to “Gajendra Singh”.
The celebration launched transcripts of audios that emerged on-line, and claimed these had voices of the Union Minister and insurgent MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, allegedly discussing bribes.
“I’m able to face any investigation. The audio does not have my voice. If I’m known as for questioning I’ll undoubtedly go,” stated Mr Shekhawat, Union Minister for “Jal Shakti”.
A businessman named Sanjay Jain, additionally charged within the FIR, was arrested on Friday. The BJP has denied any hyperlinks to him, as claimed by the Congress.
The BJP accused the Congress of attempting to malign its leaders and blaming others for its inside disaster. The celebration additionally known as for a CBI inquiry, alleging that the Rajasthan Congress authorities was tapping telephones illegally.
NDTV can not vouch for the authenticity of the audio tapes which were circulating on-line.
Mr Gehlot ordered the Rajasthan Police Particular Operation Group (SOG) to analyze the tapes. The police staff travelled to Manesar close to Delhi to trace down a insurgent MLA allegedly heard within the audio tapes, however discovered nobody on the two resorts the place staff Pilot has been staying.
Mr Gehlot alleges that Mr Pilot is concerned in a plot to dislodge his authorities and that he’s being actively supported by the BJP, which took energy in Madhya Pradesh in March after Jyotiraditya Scindia exited the Congress, taking 22 MLAs with him and bringing down the Kamal Nath authorities.