Vasundhara Raje Scindia, former Rajasthan CM and tallest BJP leader in the state on Saturday expressed her views on the ongoing Rajasthan government crisis and said that it is unfortunate that the people of Rajasthan are paying for the discord within the Congress.
In her first response ever since the crisis began, Raje said, “there is no pint dragging the BJP and the its leaders names through the mud. It is the interest of our people that must remain parammount,”
The political row between the Congress and the BJP over the audio tapes, in which Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma are allegedly heard plotting to topple the Ashok Gehlot government, continued on Saturday with the saffron party demanding a CBI probe. “Did the Rajasthan government use unconstitutional ways to save themselves when they found themselves cornered? Is the phone of any person who is related to politics is being tapped?” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
The Congress responded to the above claims by saying that the saffron party has finally admitted to its role in the “murder of democracy”. “The BJP has now admitted to its role in the murder of democracy in Rajasthan. Their only grievance was that when we were murdering, why were we getting recorded and if we were getting recorded was it legal,” party spokesperson Pawan Khera said.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan High Court has extended till Tuesday evening the deadline set by Speaker C P Joshi to the 19 rebel state Congress MLAs to respond to his showcause notices.