Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti and a senior leader of BJP has been given a notice summoning him for questioning in the ongoing horse trading probe in Rajasthan.
The horse trading allegation is a part of the alleged conspiracy to topple the Rajasthan government being led by Ashok Gehlot, after the erstwhile Dy Chief Minister and senior Congress leader attempted to turn the tables on the Ashok Gehlot camp.
Ashok Gehlot camp in the meanwhile alleged that the BJP was attemting to topple the Congress government on the lines of what happened in Madhya Pradesh just before the COVID lockdown in mid March 2020. Congress alleged that the rebel MLAs in the dissident Sachin Pilot camp were in hand in glove with the BJP attempting to topple the Gehlot led government in Rajasthan. Of the two FIRs filed by the Congress, one referred to Gajendra Singh. BJP has denied these allegations, even after parts of audio tape were released in the public domain, claiming to have the voices of Gajendra Singh and rebel (Congress) MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, allegedly discussing bribes.
BJP later accused Congress of tapping the phones of its MLAs. Gajendra Singh, in the meanwhile has denied the allegations and has agreed to face questioning and investigations, claiming that the tape was doctored and his voice is not there in the tape.
Earlier last week on Friday the Rajasthan Police Special Operations Group (SOG) arrested a businessman Sanjay Jain from Jaipur, for being party to the horse trading. BJP has denied links with Sanjay Jain.
BJP has called for an enquiry by the CBI, claiming that the Rajasthan government was tapping the phones of its leaders and trying to malign the party leaders, blaming BJP for its (Congress') internal crisis.