Last Update: June 06, 2023, 23:39 IST
BJP MP Kirori Lal Meena on Tuesday alleged a Rs 5,000 crore scam in the Information Technology and Communications Department in Rajasthan and claimed that a relative of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was involved in it.
Meena said he would file a complaint with the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday against the chief minister and his relative in connection with the alleged scam.
He alleged that for the purchase of PoS machines, GPS devices used in police vehicles and E-Mitra devices, fake bills were created and tenders were floated in violation of rules.
Meena told reporters, “There is a scam of about Rs 5,000 crore in the IT department. I will go to the ED office on Wednesday and file a complaint against the Chief Minister and his relative. Complete proof will be given along with the complaint.” In a press conference. The BJP leader alleged direct involvement of an infotech company run by a relative of the chief minister in the alleged scam.
He alleged that the Chief Minister’s relative got fake bills made in the name of his daughter through a firm.
Meena, a Rajya Sabha member, claimed that the BJP would expose the scams involving Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal and the chief minister’s son and Rajasthan Cricket Association president Vaibhav Gehlot.
There was no response from the Chief Minister’s Office on the allegations leveled by Meena.
The BJP MP said party workers from Jaipur district would gherao the state secretariat on June 13 and a day later all party MLAs and MPs would stage a sit-in at Yojna Bhavan, which houses the IT department office.
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