Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s allegation about horse-trading and a Rs 20 crore deal has raised the hackles of leaders from Team Sachin Pilot. Ramesh Meena, a former minister, has questioned Mr Gehlot about the money paid to MLAs from Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party, who joined the Congress over the years. Mr Meena was one of MLAs who joined the Congress fold.
BSP MLAs have twice left their parties and merged with the Congress, “both times at Mr Gehlot’s behest”, Mr Meena said.
In his first tenure he brought four MLAs into the Congress. In his second tenure he merged six MLAs with the Congress.
Another MLA, Murari Lal Meena from Dausa, had a similar question.
“We are upset as he is accusing us of corruption. We want to ask him — when we crossed over from the BSP to the Congress in his last tenure, how much money did he give us,” he said.