BJP seeks probe into Rajasthan minister’s audio clip


By: PTI |

November 22, 2020 9:14:02 pm

Rajasthan Sports Minister Ashok Chandna. (Twitter/AshokChandnaINC)The BJP on Sunday sought an inquiry after an audio clip through which a Rajasthan minister is allegedly heard utilizing a casteist slur in opposition to a Congress employee surfaced on social media.
In the purported dialog over the cellphone, Rajasthan Sports Minister Ashok Chandna is allegedly heard utilizing a casteist slur in opposition to Congress employee Raju Gurjar over the ticket for the panchayat polls in Bundi district and dared him to contest the elections.
The casteist slur has been made on the finish of the dialog. Chandna couldn’t be reached for feedback whereas the opposition BJP has demanded an inquiry into the problem.
“An inquiry into the matter should be ordered and if it is the voice of the minister, he should be sacked,” BJP spokesperson Ramlal Sharma mentioned.
Congress employee Raju mentioned he was threatened by the minister on November eight for demanding the ticket for the Panchayat elections.
“I had been working for the party for the past 17 years and demanded the ticket for the elections of the panchayat samiti member from Ward No.5 of Nainwa in Bundi. I texted the minister seeking an update on it but he lost his cool. He called back and threatened me,” Gurjar alleged.
Gurjar is now contesting the elections as an Independent candidate. The polling in Nainwa will happen on November 27.
Chandna represents the Hindoli (Bundi) meeting constituency of Rajasthan.
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