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Cong has no role in CBI's action against Kataria: Gehlot

PTI  Jaipur, May 16, 2013
First Published: 17:27 IST(16/5/2013) | Last Updated: 17:28 IST(16/5/2013)

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday dismissed BJP's allegations that CBI chargesheeted leader of opposition in the Jaipur Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, in Sohrabuddin encounter case at the behest of Congress.


"Congress has no role in the case and law will take its own course," Gehlot told reporters in Jaipur.

On Kataria's announcement on Wednesday that he would resign as MLA if arrested in the case, Gehlot said, "I leave it to Kataria that what he should do on moral ground after this development."

The CBI has chargesheeted Kataria, who was Rajasthan Home Minister when the encounter took place, and three others for murder charges in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

BJP has accused CBI of working at Congress' behest to implicate its members under a "well-planned conspiracy".

On Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's meeting with state leaders, Gehlot said the event has energised the party workers in the state.

"The meeting was successful in Bikaner yesterday (Wednesday) and the rounds of meeting are going on here. The message for partymen is that those who will work will get importance in the party," he said.

The CM said that discussions were held and assertion was on strengthening the party at block level.

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