The BJP has said the phone tapping incident in Rajasthan shows that phones of political leaders were being tapped, and demanded a CBI probe.
The audio clip was sent to reporters by Lokesh Sharma, OSD to the Rajasthan Chief Minister with an unsigned note saying that the person asking about the money was Bhanwarlal Sharma. Bhanwarlal has denied the allegations and has accused the Chief Minister of creating fake audios. Shekhawat has also denied that it was his voice in the recordings, and the Bharatiya Janata Party has called it manufactured. The Congress party accused the BJP of conspiring, and the BJP has demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
Bhanwarlal is suspended from the Congress party's primary leadership. Hindustan Times and The Indian Express have stated that they were unable to verify the recordings' authenticity. On July 17, 2020, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan Police registered two FIRs on Friday on the Congress party's complaint, alleging a conspiracy to dislodge the government. Sanjay Jain has been arrested and remanded to four-day police custody, and the SOG team has sought his voice samples. The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Rajasthan Chief Secretary about the matter.