Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot recently addressed a rally. In the same, he opined his views on the ongoing illegal betting row regarding the Mahadev Book app. Gehlot accused PM Narendra Modi and his government in power for their remarks against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel in the illegal betting bust.
The Rajasthan CM says that the opposition played tricks, but they are now getting exposed. Talking about the allegations, he says that they all had made plans a week prior to the elections and show a red diary inside the assembly.
“We saw the Mahadev Book app’s matter come out a few days back. All this was PM’s conspiracy to arrest the Chhattisgarh CM. But it has now backfired against the PM, as the matter has been busted. I feel pained that someone like our PM is talking about the matters like these in the assembly,” Gehlot was quoted as saying by ABP.
Gehlot further elaborated that Modi tried to escalate an issue, which was non-existent. He also outrightly dismissed allegations made against Baghel receiving Rs 508 crore from Mahadev Book operatives.
Gehlot also mentioned Modi’s speech, where he said that Chhattisgarh government is destroying the youth through online betting. Furthermore, he said that press conferences were held on the basis of fake statements only to defame CM Baghel.
Rajasthan CM not satisfied with ED’s investigation methods in Mahadev Book case
Speaking further, Gehlot told about Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) investigation methods. He said that the intelligence agency started investigating the matter without any evidence. ED made plans to arrest Baghel, but their lies got exposed and so, they backtracked, added Gehlot.
He further asked where is the red diary they were flaunting confidently. He added that there have been multiple raids across all over Chhattisgarh and not once anyone from the state government has been caught.
Gehlot’s remarks came after Aseem Das’ letter, who got arrested for carrying hawala transactions for Mahadev Book operatives. Das was also accused of bribing officials, including CM Baghel. In his letter, Das claimed that he is being made a scapegoat and wants a reinvestigation of ED officials in the matter.