NEWDELHI: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of indulging in “illegal and unconstitutional” practices. The BSP chief also demanded President’s rule in Rajasthan given the prevailing situation of political deadlock and instability.
“The Governor of Rajasthan should take effective cognizance of the ongoing political deadlock and instability and recommend imposition of President’s rule in the state so that the state of democracy in the state doesn’t deteriorate,” Mayawati said.
The BSP chief, who appeared angry with the Rajasthan chief minister after he inducted her party MLAs into the Congress, said that it was evident that Gehlot had openly violated the anti-defection law.
“It is evident that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had openly violated the Anti-Defection law and cheated the BSP for a second time by getting its MLAs included in the Congress. Now it’s public that he did an illegal and unconstitutional thing by phone tapping,” she added.
The Congress has alleged that Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ‘conspired to topple the elected Rajasthan government’ with the help of Sachin Pilot camp. Shekhawat has denied the allegations and said that he was ready for a probe.
The Congress also released a few audio clips, which purportedly features Shekhawat, and rebel Congress legislator Sharma. The BJP has termed the audio clips fake and manufactured. The BJP demanded a CBI probe into the phone-tapping by the Rajasthan government.