Shubham Jaiswal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Congress on Friday suspended two of its MLAs — Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh — over horse-trading charges in an alleged audio tape circulated on social media. Party’s chief whip Mahesh Joshi had complained to the Special Operations Group against the leaders featuring in the tape, and demanded action against them.
The development, seen as a bid to send a strong message to the rebel faction, comes just hours ahead of the Rajasthan High Court’s scheduled hearing of the plea by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and his supporters. The rebel group is challenging a show cause notice sent by assembly speaker CP Joshi over likely disciplinary action against it on the grounds of anti-party activities.
Between last night, and now, we have heard audio tapes that have come out in the media. It is clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ran a controversy to topple a democratically elected government… Similar events happened in Madhya Pradesh in March where Congress government was removed, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a press conference in Jaipur on Thursday morning.