New Delhi, Feb 23: This will definitely leave Congress red-faced. Amid ongoing Jat quota agitation, an audio tape has surfaced which will surely increase Congress' cup of woes in coming days.
Reportedly, the 90-second audio clip has recorded conversation of close aide of former Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and a Khap leader.
In the tape, Hooda's aide Virender Singh was heard talking with Khap leader Captain Man Singh and planning to instigate Jat agitation for political mileage.
Virender Singh was political adviser to Congress leader Hooda when he was Chief Minister of Haryana.
Congress which has been tragetting BJP government of Haryana for not containing Jat agitation is on the back-foot now. Manohar lal Khattar Government has said that it will investigate the whole matter and expose Congress.
When asked about the veracity of the audio tape, Virender Singh said, "I was, in fact, trying to say that the peace should not be disturbed . However, the recording has been doctored to change the meaning."
The issue was also raised in the State assembly on Monday where parties demanded proper inquiry of it.
State education minister Ram Bilas Sharma was quoted as saying, "He (Virender) has allegedly tried to flare up the ongoing agitation. I heard the clip and the matter is crystal clear".