CM Gehlot’s Son Summoned, State Party Chief Assisted By ED Action Against Rajasthan Congress Leaders

In response to the ED move, Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, referred to the ED, CBI, and IT as the “Panna Pramukh” of the BJP.

CM Gehlot’s Son Summoned, State Party Chief Assisted By ED Action Against Rajasthan Congress Leaders
CM Gehlot’s Son Summoned, State Party Chief Assisted By ED Action Against Rajasthan Congress Leaders

The Rajasthan Congress head Govind Singh Dotasra was searched by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday in connection with a document leak case, while state head Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav was called in connection with a foreign currency violation case.

Eleven Rajasthani sites were searched in connection with the Rajasthan paper leak investigation, including Govind Singh Dotasra’s official house in Jaipur and a few other locations connected to him.

According to news agency PTI, the ED has allegedly conducted a search on the Mahua assembly seat of the Congress candidate in Rajasthan as part of a probe into money laundering related to the suspected test paper leak case in the state that is headed for elections.

According to the aforementioned sources, searches are being conducted at the homes of Dotasra, a former minister for school education, in Sikar and Jaipur, in addition to party candidate Omprakash Hudla from the Mahua seat in Dausa and a few other people.

On November 25, elections will be conducted for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly.

In the Lacchmangarh seat of Sikar, Dotasra is the party’s nominee against Subhash Maharia of the BJP. In addition, he now holds this seat as an MLA.

In this instance, the ED detained Anil Kumar Meena and Babulal Katara, a former member of the RPSC. As part of its inquiry, the ED had searched several places in Rajasthan back in June.

In addition to criticizing the BJP, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot acknowledged his son Vaibhav’s ED summons in a post on the microblogging site X.

Congressman and chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, responded to the ED searches at Govind Singh Dotasra and the ED summons to his son by saying that the agency’s raids take place in Rajasthan on a daily basis because the BJP does not want the state’s citizens to profit from the promises made by the Congress.

Gehlot later referred to the ED action as “gundagardi [hooliganism]” during a news conference.

This is hooliganism, so gundagardi hai yeh. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “Neither the ED nor the CBI can come without pressure from the top.”

Vaibhav Gehlot has been requested to appear in person on Friday either in Jaipur or New Delhi at the federal agency’s headquarters. The ED searches on Vardha Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., the hotel firm Triton Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd., and its directors and founders, Rattan Kant Sharma and Shiv Shankar Sharma, among others, in Rajasthan are connected to the summons.

During three days in August, the agency searched the group and its promoters in Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Delhi.

The ED is reportedly investigating Rattan Kant Sharma’s purported connections to Vaibhav Gehlot, and it is anticipated that they will interrogate and record his testimony in accordance with the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). The ED confiscated unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.2 crore subsequent to these raids.

In response to the rumors of the ED summons, Vaibhav Gehlot said, “I have got a summons. Similar accusations were made 12–13 years ago, and we addressed them. Once again, ED has arrived. Rajasthanis are aware of why this is occurring in the state when a model code of conduct is enforced.

In response to the ED move, Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, referred to the ED, CBI, and IT as the “Panna Pramukh” of the BJP.

“ED, CBI, IT, etc. become the true ‘Panna Pramukh’ of BJP as soon as elections arrive. When the Bharatiya Janata Party realized it would lose in Rajasthan, it made its last move. On X, Kharge wrote.

“ED has also begun action against Congress leaders joining the Rajasthan assembly election campaign, after Chhattisgarh. We’ll keep fighting against agency abuse, and the people will respond to the BJP in a way that is appropriate,” Kharge said.

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