Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, charged the BJP with “brazen corruption” in Karnataka on Monday and called for the removal of Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai to allow a fair inquiry into the police recruitment scandal.
The former leader of the Congress further criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for repeatedly saying that corruption would not be tolerated under his watch (“Na khaoonga, na khane Dunga”) and questioned why no action had been taken against Mr. Bommai.
The aspirations of thousands of young people in Karnataka were crushed by the BJP’s blatant corruption and “Sale of Jobs.” For any impartial probe, the then-CM must be fired, Mr. Gandhi said in a tweet.
“Why has the PM done nothing? Is this the “Sab Khaenge, Sabko Khilaenge” moment for the BJP government? He questioned.
In his statement, Mr. Gandhi alluded to potential anomalies in hiring police sub-inspectors in the state of Karnataka. In connection with the fraud, a senior IPS official was detained and kept in police custody for ten days.
According to Chief Minister Bommai, the government has given the CID complete rein to act in accordance with the evidence.
“I previously indicated that we would act, notwithstanding how powerful they are. A top official was detained due to our government, Mr. Bommai informed reporters.
Randeep Surjewala, the Karnataka-based general secretary of the Congress, criticized Mr. Bommai.
“As the PSI scandal’s layers of corruption are revealed, only two concerns need to be addressed: Could the PSI scam have occurred without the complicity of the BJP’s senior leaders? At the time of the swindle, who was the Home Minister? Basavaraj Bommai, that is. “The then Home Minister, Sh. Basavaraj Bommai is solely responsible for the PSI fraud, nothing more, nothing less. Arresting ADGP is not enough.
“Sh. Bommai must step down or be fired for there to be a fair inquiry to take place! Justice is needed, said Mr. Surjewala.