Cong claims assist of 109 MLAs in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 13

Hours after Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot declared open rise up and claimed that the Ashok Gehlot authorities within the state is in minority, Congress chief Avinash Pande on Monday stated 109 MLAs have signed a letter of assist to the chief minister.

Pande, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) common secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, stated another MLAs are in contact with Gehlot and they’re going to additionally signal the letter.

He stated a whip has been issued to all of the occasion MLAs, asking them to attend the Congress Legislature Party assembly at 10.30 am.

“Action will be taken against those who skip the meeting,” Pande stated.

“As many as 109 MLAs have signed the letter to express full confidence in the Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Some other MLAs have spoken to the chief minister over the phone and they will also sign the letter,” he instructed reporters on the CM’s residence right here within the wee hours.

Pande stated the BJP was behind the “conspiracy” to topple the Ashok Gehlot authorities however it is going to full its time period. 

The BJP is attempting to destabilise the Congress authorities and desires to repeat what they did in Madhya Pradesh. But the MLAs are absolutely with the federal government and the occasion, he stated.

In the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly, the Congress has 107 MLAs and the BJP 72.

The Congress additionally has the assist of 10 out of 13 independents, and different occasion MLAs like Rashtriya Lok Dal (1), which is its ally. The Congress additionally considers Bhartiya Tribal Party (2) and CPI(M) (2) MLAs as their supporters. 

Apart from its 72 MLAs, BJP’s ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) has three MLAs. 

Pilot on Sunday claimed that the Gehlot authorities is in minority as over 30 Congress MLAs have “pledged support” to him.

“Rajasthan deputy CM and Congress leader Sachin Pilot not to attend Congress legislative party meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow. Pilot says Ashok Gehlot government is in minority after over 30 Congress and some independent MLAs have pledged support to Sachin Pilot,” stated an announcement circulated by way of a WhatsApp group operated by Pilot’s workplace.

Pilot’s rise up and deepening political disaster had been mentioned at a late night time assembly on the chief minister’s residence the place Pande and Randeep Surjewala had been current.

The occasion MLAs and unbiased legislators too reached the chief minister’s residence and expressed confidence in Gehlot’s management, the Congress stated. PTI

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