Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot targeted Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat over the Sanjivani Credit Society scam and said that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is not taking any steps to get money to the people and he should be sacked.
Referring to the case, the Chief Minister claimed that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and his family were involved in it and they embezzled people’s money in the state.
“He (Gajendra Singh Shekhawat) is a cabinet minister, isn’t he ashamed that he is not taking any steps to get the money of 2.5 lakh people? His people are sitting in jail. Does he have no morals?” It is the duty to talk to the victims,” Gehlot said.
He further said that the victims met him thrice and shared their pain.
CM Gehlot said, “If Gajendra Singh does not want to meet the victims personally, I can send him the videos of the victims.”
Earlier in March, the Union Minister recently moved the Delhi Court and filed a defamation case against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot alleging that Ashok Gehlot called her and her deceased mother ‘accused’ in the Sanjeevani scam.
The complaint of defamation states that the said false, unnecessary, derogatory and defamatory statements have been made by the accused with a view to tarnish the image of the complainant in the eyes of general public, voters and his relatives. undue political advantage.
Complainant Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also stated that the accused is frustrated as the complainant had defeated the son of the accused by a huge margin in the previous elections and thus, according to the complainant, the statement given by the accused is a political vendetta.
Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa appeared for Shekhawat who sought prosecution of Gehlot for allegedly making defamatory speech.
Senior Advocate Pahwa submitted that this is a complaint filed by a Union Minister against the Chief Minister of Rajasthan and that “his reputation has been irreparably damaged”.
This case is related to a case in which an FIR was registered in 2019. Three charge sheets have been filed.
Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa told ANI, “Shekhawat’s name has not figured anywhere. He was not called by the investigating officer. Despite this Gehlot said that the charges against Shekhawat have been proved.”
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