Raj. pilot row: 2 Cong MLAs suspended, 1 BJP MLA in custody

Last Modified Friday, 17 July 2020 (16:28 IST)
New Delhi: on Friday suspended its MLAs Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh over "anti-party activities".
The suspension came after audio tapes pertaining to discussions by the two MLAs on toppling the state government in Rajasthan went viral on social media. .
In a statement, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said, ''in view of tapes released in section of media, Mr Bhanwar Lal Sharma (MLA Sardarshahar) and Mr Vishvendra Singh (MLA Deeg Kumher) have been suspended from the party with immediate effect for anti party activities. ''
''Show cause notice has been issued to them to explain their conduct in the conspiracy to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan, ''Mr Venugopal said.The audio tapes pertained to discussions on toppling the state government in Rajasthan.
The conversations in the tapes, which have gone viral on social media , are said to be about various measures to be taken to overthrow the Congress government in Rajasthan.Reports said that the audio clips feature recorded conversation between MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Union minister and Rajasthan leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

BJP leader Sanjay Jain in SOG custody
Jaipur:The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested BJP leader Sanjay Jain in connection with an purported audio revealing a conversation between rebel Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Mr Jain to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government in the state.
The SOG has commenced investigations  regarding this case. Sources confirmed that the Congress state's chief whip Mahesh Joshi made a complaint regarding this matter after which SOG took this action.
This morning, the Congress issued the purported audio tape conversation in which the two can be heard "planning to topple the Rajasthan state government". However, Mr Sharma claimed that the voice in the purported audio conversation was not his.(UNI)