The Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday demanded the resignation of state Congress president and training minister Govind Singh Dotasra over allegations of irregularities within the choice of his kinfolk within the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS).
Dotasra rubbished the allegations, terming them as propaganda.
The BJP’s response got here after posts circulating on social media steered that each the brother and sister of Dotasra’s daughter-in-law acquired 80 marks within the RAS-2018 interview, the outcomes of which had been declared not too long ago.
Rajasthan deputy chief of the opposition, Rajendra Rathore, shared photographs of marksheets on Twitter on Wednesday, suggesting that Dotasra’s daughter-in-law — additionally a RAS officer — had additionally acquired 80 marks within the interview for RAS-2016, whereas her brother and sister secured the identical marks within the interview for RAS-2018.
“God is aware of whether or not it is a coincidence or experiment,” Rathore mentioned within the tweet.
In a while Wednesday, BJP known as for Dotasra’s resignation and demanded an investigation into the affairs of the Rajasthan Public Service Fee (RPSC).
“What’s attention-grabbing is that every one three of his (Dotasra’s) kinfolk secured 80 per cent marks within the interview. Whereas the one that has topped has bought 77 marks (solely within the interview) and the one that secured fourth rank has bought 67 marks. That is an instance of great irregularity, that even within the RPSC, the deserving are made undeserving and the undeserving are made deserving…and that too the relations of the president of the ruling get together,” mentioned Rajasthan chief of opposition Gulab Chand Kataria on Wednesday.
He appealed to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to alleviate Dotasra of his posts of the state Congress president and training minister.
“It’s my request to the Chief Minister that such an individual (Dotasra) is relieved from all of the posts and all of the issues of the RPSC ought to be investigated correctly. Such folks, whether or not in RPSC or elsewhere, ought to be punished and an instance ought to be introduced that RPSC and its workings behave truthfully with everybody,” mentioned Kataria.
Dotasra rubbished the allegations and termed them as “propaganda”.
“Through the interview, aside from members, specialists are additionally current. The children who’re gifted, they obtain after preparation and there’s no relation with any political chief. The RAS interviews occurred each in BJP and Congress regimes. I really feel that it’s not a difficulty who bought what number of numbers as a result of interview is just of 100 marks however there are aggressive examinations earlier than the interview such because the pre and primary exams. One doesn’t get marks on the premise of being somebody’s kinfolk. That is solely propaganda doing the rounds of social media,” Dotasra instructed reporters Wednesday.
“My son Avinash had handed in 2016. When my daughter-in-law had handed and when she acquired her marks, her (matrimonial) match with my son was but to be made. Her match with my son occurred 20 months after her end result, when she was present process her coaching. At the moment, the BJP was in energy they usually had appointed the members and chairman. What do I’ve to do if she or my son is chosen as RAS?” mentioned Dotasra.
On the query of his daughter-in-law’s brother and sister being chosen in RAS-2018, Dotasra cited the instance of a household in Hanumangarh, from which 5 ladies have been chosen.
“Such propaganda is furthered by those that couldn’t be chosen. This controversy has unnecessarily been made on social media. In 2016, I used to be a easy MLA when my son and daughter-in-law had been chosen and the BJP was in energy. At the moment, we didn’t know her as she was but to marry my son,” mentioned Dotasra.
Kataria additionally questioned the function of RPSC chairman Bhupendra Singh, who’s a former DGP of Rajasthan. “I really feel that it’s mistaken to ascribe any motive. The interview board includes of autonomous members and the chairperson doesn’t get the names of the chosen candidates. It is a confidential course of. All due course of is adopted and the choice is made in accordance with the efficiency within the interviews,” Singh instructed The Indian Express.