The Maharashtra unit of Congress on Sunday continued its assault on the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), questioning its hyperlinks with movie producer Sandeep Ssingh, even because the latter occasion refuted all allegations as “faux” and a bid to divert the narrative within the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. Ssingh’s identify has surfaced within the Rajput demise investigation.
When HT referred to as Ssingh for a remark, his telephone was switched off, and he had not responded to messages until the time of going to press.
State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant raised the problem of a ₹177-crore memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Ssingh, producer of the biopic on PM Narendra Modi, and the Gujarat authorities for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in 2019. In a sequence of tweets, Sawant had additionally alleged on Saturday that Ssingh had referred to as the workplace of BJP’s Maharashtra unit 53 instances between September 1 and December 23 final yr.
“On daily basis there are revelations linking the BJP with the Sushant Singh Rajput case, particularly the occasion’s reference to Ssingh, who had made a biopic on PM Modi. Days after the making of this biopic, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani had signed a ₹177-crore MoU with Ssingh in 2019. Ssingh’s firm was the one one referred to as for the MOU. As per monetary statements filed by Ssingh’s firm, it had made a loss price ₹4 lakh in 2019,” stated Sawant on Sunday, tweeting that “BJP’s blue eyed boy” Ssingh’s firm’s financials replicate a “sorry story”.
He questioned how a loss making firm was going to lift ₹177 crore and whether or not this MOU was a quid professional quo in return for making of the biopic. “The reality behind this should come out, BJP should make clear. Additional, days after Rajput’s demise, Ssingh met a state BJP chief. The occasion should make clear who was the chief who met Ssingh and what was mentioned at this assembly,” stated Sawant, who had earlier written to state residence minister Anil Deshmukh asking for Ssingh’s drug hyperlinks to be probed.
Deshmukh on Saturday had stated the federal government will ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct the probe.
In Delhi, Congress nationwide spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, too, raised the problem of the 53 calls made by Ssingh to the BJP’s Maharashtra unit workplace. “So, the query we ask is, who’s the particular individual, the particular protector, the particular hyperlink, the particular surkhsha chakra, as I stated in Hindi, the particular ‘Aaka’ who’s taking duty for this individual?” stated Singhvi.
The BJP has refuted the allegations as “faux”. BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar slammed the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities. “Why is he [Sawant] making the allegations now. For greater than two months the probe was with Mumbai Police. That is only a diversionary tactic. Now we have no points in the event that they need to probe anybody even now,” stated Bhatkhalkar.
In a letter to Union residence minister Amit Shah, Bhatkhalkar claimed that somebody from throughout the state residence division and one minister had exerted stress to cover the political-Bollywood-drug nexus within the Rajput case. “Who within the state residence division was appearing to cover this nexus within the Rajput case and which minister exerted stress on Mumbai Police to not name some actors for interrogation or demanded that they be requested solely sure issues? Now we have this info. I’ve written to the Union residence minister Amit Shah to probe this,” stated Bhatkhalkar.
Bhatkhalkar, nevertheless, didn’t identify both the minister or the actors who the alleged individual tried to protect. He additionally alleged that Deshmukh’s tweets and preliminary declaration inside three hours of his demise that the case was one in all suicide “colored the Mumbai police investigation”.
(With inputs from New Delhi)