An audio clip has gone viral in Rajasthan in which a BJP MLA is purportedly heard threatening a Block Development Officer of her constituency for not visiting her after taking over. The MLA allegedly called the local BDO asking him why he did not visit her after taking charge and scolded him for relieving a particular employee whom she called “our man”.
In the audio, she is purportedly heard threatening the official that she would meet the Chief Minister and will get him transfered elsewhere. When contacted, the MLA said it was doctored clip and that she has asked the Superintendent of Police to investigate the matter.
“I believe this is a fake audio. I have asked the SP for an investigation and I will be able to say anything clearly only after the investigation gets over,” she said. The SP said the MLA had telephonically informed him about the matter but did not give any written complaint regarding the matter. Congress condemned it and demanded action against the MLA.
“This is not the first time when a ruling party MLA has threatened an administrative officer. Earlier, the party MLAs were involved in threatening and pressurizing officers.
“This affects the morale of the government machinery and public representatives should be responsible in dealing with the officers,” PCC vice president Archana Sharma said. She said the party should take disciplinary action against the MLA.