Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed that Rajasthan has set a record in conducting anti-corruption raids, resulting in the arrest of officers from various ranks, including IAS, IPS, Collector, RPS, and IRS, during his tenure since 2018.
Gehlot stated that he dares anyone to find another BJP-ruled state that has conducted as many raids against corruption as Rajasthan’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has undertaken to tackle graft cases. He made these remarks to the media after paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the PCC headquarters.
In response to the BJP State Working Committee’s resolution against his government in Nagaur, Gehlot commented that when the BJP comes to power, the situation becomes akin to a hungry wolf, eagerly seeking to seize opportunities.
“When the BJP comes to power at the central and state levels, corruption increases significantly. This is not just my opinion, but something you can verify with any industrialist. Previously, they would pay Rs 1 lakh for a single file in income tax, but now they have to pay Rs 10 lakh. Corruption has multiplied tenfold under Narendra Modi’s rule.”
“If the BJP is genuinely committed to fighting corruption, then the Modi government should dismiss its Jal Shakti Minister, who is named in the FIR in the Sanjivini Cooperative Society scam. The BJP should pass a resolution against Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (Jal Shakti Minister) regarding the alleged scam, for which the state SOG lodged an FIR,” Gehlot remarked.
Regarding the withdrawal of the Rs 2000 note, Gehlot stated, “The BJP has not provided an account of what happened during demonetization seven years ago. All the money in circulation was deposited in banks. This information was presented in the Lok Sabha.”
Rajasthan Congress in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa added, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had envisioned a Congress-free India, but that dream will never come true. We have achieved a BJP-free South India. Currently, there is no BJP government in any state in South India. In addition, apart from four states in North India, the BJP does not have a government on its own in any state.”
Ashok Gehlot Led Govt Launched Toll Free Number 1064 For Corruption Complaints
Anti corruption bureau of Rajasthan launched a toll free number 1064 on 31 December 2019 in the government’s push against corruption and since then many big shot officials including IAS and IPS rank officers have been nabbed under the Rajasthan government’s anti corruption drive.
The state govt also approved a pool of funds to insure the money of the people who help the anti corruption department in trapping corrupt people across the state. This facility is one of its kind in the country has effectively motivated people to come out and complain against corrupt officials.