New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: BJP leader Laxmikant Bhardwaj has reportedly filed a complaint against Congress leaders including Randeep Surjewala and Govind Singh Dotasra over the alleged Rajasthan horse-trading audio clips. The Congress has alleged that Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat 'conspired to topple the elected Rajasthan government' and released a few audio clips, in which, the party claimed, the minister can be heard discussing 'horse-trading' of MLAs with a now-suspended Congress legislator.

"Mahesh Joshi, Randeep Surjewala, and other accused have regularly been giving false and inflammatory statements against the BJP to criminally damage its reputation so that the blame for the current sorry state of affairs of the Congress can be pinned on the BJP. With the ill-intention of damaging the BJP''s reputation, a conspiracy was formed at the Chief Minister's residence situated at 8 Civil lines," read the BJP leader's complaint to the Station Officer of Ashok Nagar police station.

On Friday, the Congress had released the transcripts of the audio clips and demanded an FIR against Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat. The audio clips purportedly feature Shekhawat and Congress MLAs from Sachin Pilot camp - Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh.

In the audio tapes, Congress had claimed that Shekhawat and a person named Sanjay Jain are heard discussing their plan to topple the ruling Congress government in Rajasthan. Shekhawat and his party BJP have termed the audio clips 'fake' and claimed that it was not his voice in the tapes.

"What happened today was shameful for the politics of Rajasthan. Chief Minister's residence becoming a centre of fake audio and attempting character assassination of leaders. Attempts have been made to drag Central Ministers in the matter," ANI quoted Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia as saying. 

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan High Court has deferred the hearing of a plea by Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs’ challenging the notices from the Speaker over a Congress move to disqualify them from the state Assembly till July 20.

Pilot and the MLAs from his camp approached the Rajasthan High Court over disqualification notice seeking the quashing and setting aside of the show cause notice issued to them on July 14 by the Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.


Posted By: Shashikant Sharma