New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a CBI probe into phone tapping matter in he backdrop of political crisis in Rajasthan.
BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra said, ” We demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into this matter, whether phone tapping was done or SOPs were followed. Is there an emergency situation in Rajasthan? Are all political parties being targeted this way?”
“State government should answer whether they indulged in phone tapping as Chief Minister and their other leaders are saying the audio is authentic whereas in FIR it is mentioned as purported,” he added.
“Assuming that you have taped phones, was the SOP followed? The people of Rajasthan want to know whether their privacy has been compromised. Did the Congress government in the state use unconstitutional ways to save themselves when they found themselves cornered? Any person who may belong to any political group in Rajasthan, is his or her phone being tapped in Rajasthan government? Is it not a situation of an emergency in Rajasthan?” he added.
Lashing out at Congress’ horse-trading allegations, Rajasthan BJP chief Dr. Satish Poonia, on Friday, asked the whereabouts and authenticity of the ‘leaked tapes’, at a Jaipur press briefing.
The BJP lashed at Congress after AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that two audio recordings have surfaced in which the MLA Sharma, Union Minister Shekhawat and a BJP leader Sanjay Jain are purportedly talking about the “conspiracy” to topple the government. He demanded an FIR against the three and their arrest.