New video intensifies row over Union minister Tomar’s son

The Congress intensified its assault towards Union minister and BJP candidate from Dimni, Narendra Singh Tomar, after the emergence of a video the place a person figuring out himself as Jagmandeep Singh, and as a resident of Abbotsford, Canada, claimed he was the voice in two earlier movies that got here out this week and final, by which Tomar’s son Devendra Tomar is discussing some monetary transactions.

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar. (ANI)

The BJP was fast to dismiss the video as pretend. Tomar posted on X terming the video as “conspiracy” towards him and his son and demanded a Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) examination of the movies to seek out the reality. “Previously, with regard to such false movies, my son has additionally submitted a police grievance. This video needs to be examined by CFSL in order that fact comes out and conspiracy grow to be clear,” he posted.

HT has seen the three movies however can’t verify both their authenticity or the context.

The primary video confirmed Devendra Tomar having a dialog with a person, who knowledgeable him about an individual recognized as ‘Tyagi ji’ , who retired from RBI, could be giving 100 crore. The video reveals Devendra Tomar asking the person to tell him when the transaction is full.

Within the second video, Devendra Tomar is having dialog with the identical man, who will be heard telling him about month-to-month funds of 50 crore, 100 crore or 500 crore or how a lot. The video reveals Devendra Tomar asking “How a lot he’ll give within the first month” to which the person responds, “about 250”.

The third video, which was launched on Tuesday confirmed a person claiming to be residing in Abbotsford, Canada, and figuring out himself as Jagmandeep Singh claiming that he was the one talking to Tomar’s son within the earlier two movies . He additionally claimed within the video that the quantity concerned was not 500 crore however 10,000 crore, which was used for buying 100-acre land in Canada and farming of hashish (Ganja). He additionally offered registration particulars of the parcelsof the medicine despatched to India. He additionally hinted at corruption within the buy of seeds and pesticides. Singh displayed what he claimed have been photographs of his dialog with Devendra Tomar and his spouse Harshini and additional that BJP chief Manjinder Singh Birsa, whom he recognized as president of the Delhi Gurudwara Committee (Sirsa was beforehand president of the physique) facilitated the transactions.

Sirsa’s private assistant, Manoj, responded to a textual content message despatched to the chief and stated Sirsa would name again as soon as free .

Congress’ nationwide spokesperson Supriya Shrinate advised reporters in Bhopal that there’s nothing left to be stated after the third video. She demanded a high-level inquiry into what she termed hawala transactions and buy of 100-acre land in Canada. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday stated the cash concerned is of “individuals and never Tomar” and requested why Modi authorities has not despatched the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and the Revenue Tax Division to probe.

Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi dubbed the movies the work of what he known as the Congress’ Soiled Tips Division.

Devendra Tomar lodged an FIR with police in Morena on November 6 after the discharge of the primary video, and stated it was pretend. “It’s a conspiracy towards me…No such cash has been acquired both in my financial institution accounts or my household’s financial institution accounts,” he stated within the FIR.

On Tuesday, earlier than the discharge of the third video, MP BJP president V D Sharma got here out in defence of Devendra Tomar and stated the police was investigating the case.

The viral movies have given the Congress ammunition within the marketing campaign that ends on Wednesday with polling within the state on November 17. The get together requested why prime minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have been silent on the movies and why no CBI or ED raids have occurred.

Narendra Singh Tomar is one among three union ministers who’ve been fielded by the BJP as candidates within the state meeting elections and is contesting from Dimni meeting constituency, a part of Morena Lok Sabha seat, which he represents within the Lok Sabha. Earlier than getting elected to Lok Sabha in 2014, Tomar was a minister in Shivraj Singh Chouhan cupboard in Madhya Pradesh and is without doubt one of the senior most leaders from the state.

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