In the run-up to the eagerly anticipated assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, a political storm has erupted following the circulation of a disturbing video on social media. The footage purportedly features Devendra Pratap Singh Tomar, the elder son of Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Narendra Singh Tomar, engaging in discussions regarding transactions amounting to hundreds of crores of rupees. The contentious video, disseminated on the social media platform X, captures Devendra Pratap Singh Tomar in a video call with an undisclosed interrogation. The conversation unfolds as they discuss the transfer of significant amounts of money, purportedly sourced from businessmen involved in mining and land dealings in Rajasthan and Mohali. The individual solicits details of five distinct accounts for these transactions, adding a layer of intrigue and potential impropriety to the unfolding saga.
In response to the video, Piyush Babele, the state media coordinator for the Congress party, utilized social media to advocate for a comprehensive inquiry. He urged crucial agencies, including the income tax department, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. He urged these entities to scrutinize the authenticity of the video and ascertain whether the transactions alluded to by Devendra Tomar fall within the purview of black or white money, especially considering the sensitivity of the situation during the electoral model code of conduct.
In response to the escalating controversy, Devendra Tomar has lodged a formal complaint with the Morena police. A case against an unknown individual has been registered in connection with the viral video. Tomar vehemently denies the allegations, contending that the video is a manipulated fabrication designed to tarnish his reputation. In a statement, he expressed concern over the malicious editing of the video, asserting that a conspiracy was afoot to damage his public image.
The video conversation between Devendra and the unidentified interlocutor sheds light on discussions involving a person with the surname Tyagi. This individual purportedly stands ready to offer a staggering ₹100 crore through a retired Reserve Bank of India (RBI) commissioner to facilitate a deal. The video further discloses talks about financial transactions with someone named Harpreet Gill.
Throughout the conversation, the middleman addresses Devendra interchangeably as “Guru ji” and “brother.” Meanwhile, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, whose son is at the center of the controversy, is actively participating in the state assembly polls, vying for the Dimani seat. The unfolding scandal has added an unexpected layer of complexity to the electoral landscape, injecting an element of uncertainty into the political atmosphere as the state braces for the upcoming elections scheduled for November 17.