Cong govt is being targeted in poll-bound Rajasthan, says Vaibhav Gehlot after ED summonstext_fields
Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot on Thursday questioned the timing of the summons notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning him in a case of violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
Vaibhav, who is also the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), said that he had answered queries regarding these allegations some 12-13 years ago.
“Now after 12-13 years, a notice has come again regarding the same things. Do the people of the state understand why this matter has been brought up before the elections," Vaibhav said.
Why have they remembered this years-old matter only after the election code of conduct was imposed? We are not going to be afraid and we are not going to run away but will answer every question, he said while speaking during a program in Fatehpur (Sikar).
Today when I was leaving from Jaipur, I came to know that the ED has raided the residence of Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasara. The Congress government is being targeted and in this connection, raids have been conducted on the state president, he further said.
“I received the ED summons yesterday (October 25) at 3 p.m. Summoned at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Gave less than 24 hours. I have spoken to lawyers and asked for time. I will answer whatever questions the ED has,” he added.
He alleged that all this is being done as per a well-thought-out strategy.
"The same allegations were levelled in 2011-12 also. When the elections have come, the allegations are recalled. The same allegations are made in every election. Elections were announced, code of conduct was imposed. Now the things which I answered 12 years ago, summons have been received to ask those things. People's blessings are with us. We will soon come out of all this," he said.
With inputs from IANS