“I wrote to CM Gehlot to investigate corruption under BJP tenure, haven’t received answer”: Sachin Pilot

9 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Congress leader Sachin Pilot renewed his call for an investigation into alleged cases of corruption during the BJP government's tenure in Rajasthan.

On Sunday, Congress leader Sachin Pilot renewed his call for an investigation into alleged cases of corruption during the BJP government’s tenure in Rajasthan and stated that despite writing to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot many times, he has received no response.

Addressing a press conference, here on Sunday, Pilot said, “The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government had come to power with a huge majority. Throughout the tenure, we (Congress) attacked the government regarding the BJP’s policies. But, the strongest point of criticism against the credibility of the government was regarding the issue of corruption under its tenure”. “We played the role of a responsible opposition and highlighted every corruption-related issue that came to the fore. The public also resonated with us, and as a result, BJP lost power in the state,” he added.

Pilot went on to say that Congress has committed to probing all suspected corruption cases during the Vasundhara Raje administration.

“We had also promised to the people, that once we come to power we will conduct an investigation on every allegation of corruption. I have never been in favor of conducting investigations with a sense of revenge or hate. But, it is also the truth that our credibility as Opposition can only be maintained if we fulfill our promises,” he said.

The former Deputy Chief Minister stated that he addressed a letter to the Chief Minister more than a year ago regarding investigating the previous government’s corruption cases, but has received no response.

Listing out the alleged corruption, he said, “I wrote to the Chief Minister on March 28 last year, and when I didn’t get a reply, I wrote to him again on November 2. I urged him to investigate all the issues, that we raised, both I and CM Gehlot. Land mafia, liquor mafia, mining mafia, or other cases. I said that elections are coming and we must show the public that there is no difference between our promises and our work.”

He went on to say that while the BJP-led central government “misusing” the agencies, the state administration does not even use them.

“We all know that the central government has been misusing CBI, ED, and Income Tax departments. 95 percent of the ED investigation is against the Opposition parties. They (BJP) are trying to weaken the Opposition by putting false charges. Although we are not misusing the agencies in the state, we are not even using them against the alleged corruption cases. Our workers and public should not think that we are not willing to fulfill our promises,” he further said.