A Cong MLA has linked the BJP’s former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje
A Congress MLA has linked the BJP’s former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to the alleged horse-trading in Rajasthan to topple the Ashok Gehlot government. Legislator Rajendra Guda said a man arrested in the case had approached him around eight months ago.
“Sanjay Jain had asked me to meet Vasundhara-ji and others,” Mr Guda said. “There are other agents like him but they didn’t succeed in their attempts. Sanjay Jain had been active for a long time,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Sanjay Jain has been arrested by the Special Operation Group, which is investigating the case.
The comment come amid another set of allegations from a BJP ally, which suggest that Ms Raje is helping the Ashok Gehlot government survive by sabotaging the rebel camp led by Sachin Pilot.
“We are more than 100 in number (MLAs),” Rajendra Guda was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. “We have the majority. If we didn’t have majority, they (the BJP) would have demanded a floor test. They know that we have it, so they are not demanding floor test,” he added.
Last week, Rajasthan BJP chief Gulab Chand Kataria said the BJP will not see a test of strength for the Gehlot government now. “We do not feel such need (for a floor test) as of now. If we feel the need, the party (BJP) will sit together and make a decision,” said Mr Kataria.