New Delhi: The property of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother is being raided by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged scam in exporting fertiliser, reports said. The Enforcement Directorate today carried out raids in several places across the country in connection with the case.
Ashok Gehlot is in a battle to keep his government afloat after a rebellion by Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him.
The BJP has 76 MLAs in the 200-member Rajasthan assembly and to form government, the party will need the support of at least 25 more MLAs. But the BJP is looking at an additional 10 MLAs as a buffer.
While as, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who is suspected to be involved in an alleged conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan, on Wednesday criticised the Gandhi family. “The whole country has paid the price for keeping a family happy,” tweeted the Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Jodhpur without naming the Gandhis.
Shekhawat’s name got drawn into the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan after a purported audio clip of two dissident Congress MLAs conspiring to bring down the state government with the BJP leader emerged on social media last week.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the High Court’s order to defer action on the disqualification notices to 19 rebel legislators.
The Speaker will challenge the High Court’s “delay and intervention” in the Supreme Court to avert a Constitutional crisis.