Jaipur | Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday hit back at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying he was plotting to weaken him politically by assassinating his character and using the probe agency as a tool. Are. Talking to the media, Shekhawat said that Sanjivani Credit Co-operative Society operates in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and many other states.
The Union Minister said, when the society was registered, there was a Congress government in Rajasthan and Delhi. In 2013, the society also got the status of multi-state category, even at that time there was a Congress government in Delhi.
Making serious allegations against the Congress, Shekhawat said that in 2018, the director of the Credit Co-operative Society and the main accused in the scam was trying his best to contest the election from the Pachpadra assembly constituency on a Congress ticket.
He said that an FIR was registered against the Sanjeevani Credit Co-operative Society on August 23, 2019, and the police working under the Rajasthan government had investigated the matter.
The first charge sheet, in this case, was filed in December 2019, the second on February 2020 and the third on 7 February 2023.
Shekhawat further said, “Neither I nor any member of my family has been made an accused in these thousands of pages of the charge sheet, so is the Chief Minister giving any signal to the police by lying openly?”
He asked whether Chief Minister Gehlot is venting his anger for his son’s defeat.
On Sunday, Gehlot attacked the Z-security given to Shekhawat.
He had said, “Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has taken Z security from the central government. What was the need that he was given Z security? If he was in danger from someone, he should have told us earlier, we would have provided him security.” It seems that security has been provided to him in this case due to fear of arrest by SOG.”
Hitting out at Gehlot, Shekhawat said, “Despite the court order, he called me an absconder and said I am not cooperating in the investigation. He called me many nouns, called me incompetent, incompetent and even a coward. He called me a fugitive.” Gave all those nouns, which he had given to the leader of his party in Kovid-19.
“During three-and-a-half to four years of investigation, the SOG did not charge me, but the chief minister charged me in his three-and-a-half-hour speech,” he said.
Shekhawat referred to the statement of Chief Minister Gehlot, in which he talked about amending the law to get back the investors’ money.
The Union Minister said that the Chief Minister does not need any amendment in the law. The country’s parliament has passed a law in 2019, that only needs to be implemented.
In 2019, Parliament passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019. After being passed in Parliament, this law was implemented in the whole country.
Under this act, it has been ensured to bring back the money of the investors in the fraud done by the company, society, chit fund company etc.
Instructions have been given in the Act to inform the competent authority in such cases as soon as the FIR is registered. Many states of the country have appointed a competent authority, but till now the Rajasthan government has not been able to do so.
In the Act, it has been said that such cases should be investigated by the CBI.
The Union Minister said that if the Rajasthan government is serious about getting back the investors’ money, it should immediately implement the law passed by the Parliament.