BJP's Meena accuses Gehlot-led govt of scams worth over Rs 66,000 crore

BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena urged Rajasthan's chief minister to take strict action against corruption if he considers himself 'Gandhian'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena (Photo: ANI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena (Photo: ANI)

BS Web Team New Delhi

Listen to This Article

Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirodi Lal Meena accused the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan of being the most corrupt in the state's history.
Meena alleged that the Congress government had been involved in scams worth thousands of crores of rupees, including a mining scam worth Rs 27,000 crore and a gravel scam of Rs 20,000 crore, amounting to over Rs 66,000 crore. According to a report by Hindustan Times, Meena further mentioned a Rs 25,000 crore of money laundering in the IT department. He claimed that these allegations had been reported to the Enforcement Directorate.
Meena also alleged corruption in the Kota Chambal Riverfront project, stating that Rs 1,000 crore allocated to the Joint Development Agreement (JDA) in Jaipur and Jodhpur had been spent in Kota.

Also Read

BJP releases first list of 21 candidates for Chhattisgarh, 39 for MP polls

High-voltage campaigning for Karnataka elections to end today at 5 pm

Karnataka Assembly polls 2023: All you need to know about May 10 elections

Chhattisgarh elections: Delhi CM Kejriwal to visit Chhattisgarh on Sept 16

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023: All you need to know about the state

Rajasthan: Vaishya community demands 20% tickets in polls, more reservation

26 recruitment exam papers leaked under BJP, Congress, says RLP's Beniwal

Will fight Rajasthan polls unitedly, high command will decide CM: Pilot

Fuel pumps go on indefinite strike in Rajasthan against high VAT

Rajasthan CM inaugurates Rs 120 crore park for coaching institute students

He questioned the Chief Minister's claims of being a Gandhian and having zero tolerance for corruption.
"The chief minister calls himself a Gandhian, but how can he remain silent in the face of so many scams? How can he claim to have zero tolerance for corruption?" Meena questioned during a press conference in Jaipur.
Drawing a comparison with the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Meena urged Gehlot to either take strict action against corruption or refrain from calling himself a Gandhian.
In response, Congress spokesperson Swarnim Chaturvedi defended the Gehlot government, stating that maximum actions were taken against corrupt officers under its leadership. Chaturvedi emphasised that the Congress government did not tolerate any scams and accused Meena of merely making baseless allegations.
These allegations come ahead of the Rajasthan state assembly elections slated for the end of the year or early 2024.

First Published: Sep 18 2023 | 5:51 PM IST

Explore News