Congress Targets Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Over Viral Videos

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the money involved is of “people and not Tomar” and asked why Modi government has not sent the ED, CBI and IT to probe.

Rahul Gandhi campaigns in MP

The Congress has targeted Union Minister and BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Dimni Narendra Singh Tomar after emergence of video claiming his son Devendra Tomar discussed financial transactions.

Congress attack comes after the emergence of a video where a man identifying himself as Jagmandeep Singh, and as a resident of Abbotsford, Canada, claimed he was the voice in two earlier videos that came out this week and last, in which Tomar’s son Devendra Tomar is discussing some financial transactions, HT reported.

The BJP was quick to dismiss the video as fake. Tomar posted on X terming the video as “conspiracy” against him and his son and demanded a Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) examination of the videos to find the truth. “In the past, with regard to such false videos, my son has also submitted a police complaint. This video should be examined by CFSL so that truth comes out and conspiracy become clear,” he posted.

The report mentioned that the authenticity or the context of the three videos couldn’t be ascertained. 

“The first video showed Devendra Tomar having a conversation with a man, who informed him about a person identified as ‘Tyagi ji’ , who retired from RBI, would be giving Rs 100 crore. The video shows Devendra Tomar asking the man to inform him when the transaction is complete,” the report said.

“In the second video, Devendra Tomar is having conversation with the same man, who can be heard telling him about monthly payments of Rs 50 crore, Rs 100 crore or 500 crore or how much. The video shows Devendra Tomar asking ‘How much he will give in the first month’ to which the man responds, ‘about 250’,” it added.

“The third video, which was released on Tuesday showed a man claiming to be residing in Abbotsford, Canada, and identifying himself as Jagmandeep Singh claiming that he was the one speaking to Tomar’s son in the previous two videos . He also claimed in the video that the amount involved was not Rs 500 crore but Rs 10,000 crore, which was used for purchasing 100-acre land in Canada and farming of cannabis (Ganja). He also provided registration details of the parcels of the drugs sent to India. 

He also hinted at corruption in the purchase of seeds and pesticides. Singh displayed what he claimed were images of his conversation with Devendra Tomar and his wife Harshini and further that BJP leader Manjinder Singh Birsa, whom he identified as president of the Delhi Gurudwara Committee (Sirsa was previously president of the body) facilitated the transactions,” it mentioned.

Sirsa’s personal assistant, Manoj, responded to a text message sent to the leader and said Sirsa would call back once free,it mentioned.

Congress’ national spokesperson Supriya Shrinate told reporters in Bhopal that there is nothing left to be said after the third video. 

She demanded a high-level inquiry into what she termed hawala transactions and purchase of 100-acre land in Canada. 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the money involved is of “people and not Tomar” and asked why Modi government has not sent the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and the Income Tax Department to probe.