Rajasthan Horse-Trading: BJP cries foul over leaked audio-tapes, demands CBI probe into 'phone-tapping'
Jaipur | Jagran News Desk: The BJP on Saturday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the leaked audio tapes purportedly featuring Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and MLAs from Sachin Pilot camp conversing about their plan to topple the Congress-led Rajasthan government.
Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government should answer whether they indulged in phone tapping and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
"State Government should answer whether they indulged in phone tapping as Chief Minister and their other leaders are saying the audio is authentic whereas in FIR it is mentioned as purported.
"We demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into this matter, whether phone tapping was done or SOPs were followed. Is there an emergency situation in Rajasthan? Are all political parties being targeted this way?" the BJP leader said on the purported audio clip about the conspiracy to topple Rajasthan government.
Earlier, BJP leader Laxmikant Bhardwaj 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, featured Shekhawat and rebel Congress legislators.
"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.
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