Jaipur: On Friday, the Congress govt. in Rajasthan suspended leaders Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh from the primary membership of the party, alleging that they were engaged in a conspiracy to bring down the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan.
Senior Congress leader, Randeep Singh Surjewala, announced the suspension in a press conference, whilst accusing Union minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, of being engaged in the horse-trading of its members of legislative assembly.
Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh are a part of the rebel camp supporting former Deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot.
“In view of the tapes released in a section of media, Shri Bhanwar Lal Sharma (MLA, Sardarshahar) and Shri Vishvendra Singh (MLA, Deeg Kumher) have been suspended from the Congress Party with immediate effect for anti-party activities,” the Congress said in a press release.
“Show-cause notice has been issued to them to explain their conduct in the conspiracy to topple the Congress Government in Rajasthan,” it added, stating “These audiotapes have allegedly revealed the conversation between Union cabinet minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Congress MLA Shri Bhanwar Lal Sharma and BJP leader Shri Sanjay Jain.