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Political Turmoil in Rajasthan: ED raids at Rajasthan Congress chief’s residence

ED raids at Rajasthan Congress chief's residence in connection with paper leak case
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday condemned the Enforcement Directorate's summons to the former's son, Vaibhav Gehlot. Image: Telegraph India

Amidst an already charged political atmosphere in Rajasthan, the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) recent raid on the official residence of the state’s Congress chief, Govind Singh Dotasra, located at Civil Lines in Jaipur, has added fuel to the fire. This action by the ED, which is in connection with an alleged exam paper leak case, has not only intensified the political unrest in the state but has also raised eyebrows across the nation. The raid, seen by many as a significant move in the ongoing tussle between the ruling Congress party and the opposition, has brought to the forefront questions about the motivations behind such actions and their implications on the state’s political dynamics. As political pundits and analysts dissect the situation, the people of Rajasthan await clarity on this unfolding drama, which promises to have far-reaching consequences on the state’s political landscape.

Congress Stands United: Sachin Pilot’s Support to Ashok Gehlot

In an unexpected show of solidarity, Congress leader Sachin Pilot extended his support to Ashok Gehlot, condemning the ED’s actions. Pilot emphasized that such tactics by the BJP would not intimidate the Congress leaders, asserting that the entire party in Rajasthan stands united.

This statement comes just days after Gehlot reminisced about the failed attempt to topple his government in 2020, an episode in which Pilot played a central role.

BJP’s Counter: Accusations of Politicizing ED’s Actions

The BJP, on the other hand, accused the Congress leaders, including Gehlot, of attempting to politicize the ED’s actions. They argued that the ED is merely pursuing “big fishes” involved in the examination paper leak case, and the Congress’s allegations are baseless. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, a senior BJP leader, criticized Gehlot’s government for its alleged corruption and accused it of covering up the involvement of officials and political persons in the paper leak case.

The ED Raids: A Closer Look

The ED raids are part of a money laundering investigation connected to an alleged exam paper leak case. The searches were conducted at Dotasra’s residences in Sikar and Jaipur, as well as at the premises of Omprakash Hudla, a Congress candidate from the Mahua Assembly seat. The ED has also summoned Vaibhav Gehlot in a foreign exchange violation case.

With the Rajasthan Assembly elections just around the corner, the political temperature in the state is soaring. The Congress has accused the BJP of using central agencies to target its leaders, while the BJP maintains that the ED’s actions are part of a legitimate investigation into corruption. As the political drama unfolds, the citizens of Rajasthan are keenly watching, waiting to see how these events will shape the political future of their state.

The ED raids in Rajasthan have opened a new chapter in the ongoing political saga between the Congress and the BJP. While the Congress alleges misuse of central agencies, the BJP insists on the legitimacy of the investigation. As the story continues to develop, it remains to be seen how these events will influence the upcoming elections and the political landscape of Rajasthan.