Gehlot writes to PM Modi over bid to ‘topple’ his govt, names Union minister Shekhawat

Jaipur, July 22

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging makes an attempt to topple his authorities and naming Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

In the letter written on Sunday, he accused Shekhawat, different BJP leaders and a few “overambitious leaders” of his personal celebration for being concerned within the alleged try to convey down his Congress authorities.

“I am not aware to what extent this is in your knowledge or if you are being misled,” Gehlot stated within the letter launched to the media on Wednesday. “History will not forgive those who participate in this deed.”

Gehlot is caught in an influence tussle with Sachin Pilot, now sacked from his submit as deputy chief minister.

He stated the alleged try to convey down the Congress authorities within the state insulted the individuals’s mandate and was an open violation of constitutional values.

He cited the examples of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, the 2 states the place Congress misplaced energy over the previous 12 months whereas alleging horse-trading of MLAs by the BJP.

Gehlot stated for a while there have been makes an attempt to convey down elected governments, ignoring the spirit of the anti-defection legislation introduced in by the Rajiv Gandhi authorities and the modification launched by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities.

He stated defending lives is the one precedence in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and in such a scenario makes an attempt are being made to topple the elected authorities in Rajasthan.

“In this act, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, other BJP leader and some overambitious leaders of our party are involved,” he stated.

He additionally named dissident Congress chief Bhanwarlal Sharma who he stated had tried to convey down Bhairon Singh Shekhawat’s BJP authorities in Rajasthan.

Gehlot stated he had at the moment protested in opposition to the transfer.

The Congress has suspended Bhanwarlal Sharma and one other MLA, Vishvendra Singh, from the first membership of the celebration for his or her alleged involvement within the conspiracy.

Gehlot stated he’s saddened {that a} ruling celebration on the Centre may ignore its precedence of managing the coronavirus pandemic and is as a substitute play the “main role” in bringing down a Congress authorities.

He stated related allegations had been levelled in reference to Madhya Pradesh and “your party was defamed across the country”.

The chief minister stated he firmly believed that wholesome democratic and constitutional values will lastly win and his authorities will full its tenure whereas delivering good governance. — PTI

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