The Opposition BJP also said it will move a no-confidence motion during the session
Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot shook hands in a moment marking the return of the sacked Deputy Chief Minister and 18 other dissident MLAs to the party-fold while arriving at CLP meeting
THE Ashok Gehlot-led Congress Government will move a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly during the session beginning on Friday, a party leader said. This was announced on Thursday at the Congress Legislature Party meeting chaired by Gehlot. Just hours earlier, the Opposition BJP said it will move a no-confidence motion during the session.
The BJP in Rajasthan will move a motion of no confidence against the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress Government in the State Assembly on Friday, leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said. The decision was taken in a BJP legislature party meeting held here on Thursday. “Coronavirus cases are on the rise and the law and order situation is badly deteriorating. Attempts were made to link those, who were arrested by the SOG (Special Operations Group) over allegations of conspiring to topple the Government, with BJP but the Government failed in this.
We will mention all these issues in the proposal,” Kataria said. He said even though the political crisis in the Congress has been resolved, all is still not good in that party as “one is going to east and the other to west”. He said the BJP and its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) have a total of 75 MLAs and of them, 74 were present in Thursday’s legislature party meeting held at the BJP’s office. The session comes days after the top leadership of the Congress announced the return of Sachin Gehlot and 18 other dissident MLAs to the party-fold.
At the CLP meeting held at his residence, Gehlot urged Congress MLAs to forget the acrimony of the past month and move on. While arriving for the CLP meeting, Pilot met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday, the first time after he openly rebelled against the senior leader a month back. Party leaders K C Venugopal, Avinash Pande, Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken and Govind Singh Dotasra were also there at the meeting, posing together for the cameras at Gehlot’s official residence. Pilot and Gehlot shook hands in a moment marking the return of the sacked Deputy Chief Minister and 18 other dissident MLAs to the party-fold, after the intervention earlier this week by the top Congress leadership in Delhi.
The party has 107 MLAs in the 200 member Assembly. Earlier, Congress revoked the suspension of Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh, two MLAs who had rebelled against the Ashok Gehlot Government. They were suspended from the party’s primary membership last month over their alleged involvement in a “conspiracy” to topple the Congress Government.