Rajasthan political crisis: Congress demands Union minister’s resignation for involvement in toppling govt
Congress alleged that Ganjendra Singh Shekhawat has no moral authority to continue as Union minister and should resign from his post
Jaipur: The Congress demanded Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's resignation on Sunday for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan.
Party leader and former Union minister Ajay Maken said the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Rajasthan police has registered a case in connection with the audio tapes of a purported conversation between Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma, Shekhawat and one Sanjay Jain.
"If Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is claiming that it is not his voice and the reference in the audio clip is of some other Gajendra Singh, then why is he afraid of giving voice samples?" Maken asked.
He said Shekhawat has no moral authority to continue as a Union minister and should resign so that the investigation is not influenced.
Maken also alleged that the police in Haryana and Delhi are giving protection to rebel Congress MLAs from Rajasthan.
He said the Centre is threatening in the name of CBI because it wants to stop the probe into the conspiracy.
Meanwhile, minister Ganjendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday dismissed the Congress’ allegations that he was involved in an alleged conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan.
While the ruling party has filed an FIR against him, the BJP leader said the voice in the purported audio clips did not belong to him and that he was ready was a probe in the matter.
“It is not my voice. I don’t know which Sanjay Jain they are talking about. I know many people in that name. If I had talked to someone, my number should be there. You can conduct a probe. I am ready for an investigation,” Shekhawat had said.