The Rajasthan BJP on Wednesday demanded the resignation of state Congress president and schooling minister Govind Singh Dotasra over allegations of irregularities within the collection of his relations 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 recommended that each the brother and sister of Dotasra’s daughter-in-law obtained 80 marks within the RAS-2018 interview, the outcomes of which have been declared just lately.
Rajasthan deputy chief of the opposition, Rajendra Rathore, shared pictures of marksheets on Twitter on Wednesday, suggesting that Dotasra’s daughter-in-law — additionally a RAS officer — had additionally obtained 80 marks within the interview for RAS-2016, whereas her brother and sister secured the identical marks within the interview for RAS-2018.
“God knows whether this is a coincidence or experiment,” Rathore stated within the tweet.
Later on Wednesday, BJP referred to as for Dotasra’s resignation and demanded an investigation into the affairs of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC).
“What is interesting is that all three of his (Dotasra’s) relatives secured 80 per cent marks in the interview. Whereas the person who has topped has got 77 marks (only in the interview) and the person who secured fourth rank has got 67 marks. This is an example of serious irregularity, that even in the RPSC, the deserving are made undeserving and the undeserving are made deserving…and that too the family members of the president of the ruling party,” stated 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 schooling minister.
“It is my request to the Chief Minister that such a person (Dotasra) is relieved from all the posts and all the matters of the RPSC should be investigated properly. Such people, whether in RPSC or elsewhere, should be punished and an example should be presented that RPSC and its workings behave honestly with everyone,” stated Kataria.
Dotasra rubbished the allegations and termed them as “propaganda”.
“During the interview, apart from members, experts are also present. The kids who are talented, they achieve after preparation and there is no relation with any political leader. The RAS interviews happened both in BJP and Congress regimes. I feel that it is not an issue who got how many numbers because interview is only of 100 marks but there are competitive examinations before the interview such as the pre and main exams. One doesn’t get marks on the basis of being someone’s relatives. This is only propaganda doing the rounds of social media,” Dotasra informed reporters Wednesday.
“My son Avinash had passed in 2016. When my daughter-in-law had passed and when she received her marks, her (matrimonial) match with my son was yet to be made. Her match with my son happened 20 months after her result, when she was undergoing her training. At that time, the BJP was in power and they had appointed the members and chairman. What do I have to do if she or my son is selected as RAS?” stated 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 girls have been chosen.
“Such propaganda is furthered by those who couldn’t be selected. This controversy has unnecessarily been made on social media. In 2016, I was a simple MLA when my son and daughter-in-law were selected and the BJP was in power. At that time, we didn’t know her as she was yet to marry my son,” stated Dotasra.
Kataria additionally questioned the position of RPSC chairman Bhupendra Singh, who’s a former DGP of Rajasthan. “I feel that it is wrong to ascribe any motive. The interview board comprises of autonomous members and the chairperson doesn’t get the names of the selected candidates. This is a confidential process. All due process is followed and the selection is made according to the performance in the interviews,” Singh informed The Indian Express.