During the conversation, according to the FIR, it was also mentioned that the new chief minister will be appointed after removing the current Government.
Jaipur| Two BJP leaders were picked up by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan for interrogation in the case regarding an alleged attempt to destabilse the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan.
Ashok Singh Metwala and Bharat Malani were the two leaders picked up by the SOG for interrogation. Malani was picked from Rajasthan’s Beawar whereas Singh was picked up by the SOG from Udaipur.
Details of the conversation are mentioned in the FIR registered by the SOG, on the basis of which the action was taken. In the FIR, it is alleged that during the conversation, it is mentioned that Rs 1000 to 2000 crore can be earned through removing current (Gehlot) Government and placing another one.
During the conversation, according to the FIR, it was also mentioned that the new chief minister will be appointed after removing the current Government. However, BJP wanted the CM of its choice. It is also said in the conversation that the the deputy chief minister (Sachin Pilot) can be made minister at the Centre but the deputy CM wants to be the CM himself.
Two MLAs, Kushalgarh MLA Ramila Khadia and Bagidora MLA Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, were mentioned during the conversation, as per the FIR. A case has been registered under sections 124 A and 120 B of the IPC on the basis of a conversation between two individuals.
“What we have known in the case on the basis of conversation between two individuals. As per that conversation, it appears that a conspiracy of this kind was being hatched and for investigation of the same, a case has been registered … FIR has been registered under sections 124 A and 120 B of IPC. Case is of sedition (of trying to destabilize a democratically elected government)”, ADGP, SOG, Ashok Kumar Rathore told India Today.
Earlier, a letter was written to the Director-General of Police of Rajasthan and to Director General of Anti Corruption Department in the state by Congress’ senior leader and party’s Chief Whip in state Assembly, Mahesh Joshi.