Jaisalmer, August 1
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the alleged try to topple his authorities stopped and mentioned he’s open to welcoming again the Congress rebels led by Sachin Pilot.
Answering queries from reporters, Ashok Gehlot mentioned if the Congress excessive command forgave the dissidents, he would embrace them.
Since the facility tussle between him and Sachin Pilot resurfaced this month, the Congress veteran has used harsh phrases in opposition to his former deputy, as soon as even referring to him as “nikamma” or ineffective.
Gehlot mentioned he would do regardless of the Congress management wished and gave the social gathering the credit score for turning into the Rajasthan Chief Minister thrice.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was on his means again to Jaipur after an in a single day keep at Jaisalmer’s Suryagarh resort, the place loyalist MLAs have been shifted forward of the meeting session from August 14.
The Congress has accused the BJP of taking part in a significant function within the rise up by the now sacked deputy chief minister and 18 different Congress MLAs who’re threatening his authorities.
“We don’t have any quarrel with anybody. In a democracy, fights occur over ideology, insurance policies and programmes and never for toppling a authorities.
“Modi should get stopped whatever is going on in Rajasthan,” the Chief Minister mentioned exterior the resort the place the MLAs have been shifted Friday.
Gehlot and the ministers are more likely to spend most of their time within the state capital because the Congress tries to maintain its numbers intact in Jaisalmer.
He claimed that democracy was below menace within the nation and the Union Home Ministry was after his authorities within the state.
He repeated the cost that the “rate” for attempting to lure MLAs away has gone up after the announcement of the meeting session.
Reacting to BJP state president Satish Poonia’s assertion over the shifting of Congress MLAs to Jaisalmer, Gehlot referred to as him a brand new chief who desires to tackle former chief minister Vasundhara Raje. He commented that Raje has “disappeared” from the scene.
Poonia had mocked the Congress, asking if the Gehlot loyalists would subsequent transfer additional westward throughout the border into Pakistan.
MLAs from the Congress and its allies had remained confined to Fairmont resort in Jaipur since July 13 earlier than being flown to Jaisalmer on chartered flights.
They are more likely to go to Tanot Mata temple close to the Pakistan border and another locations throughout their Jaisalmer keep, anticipated to proceed until the meeting session begins on August 14.
Gehlot recalled that he had knowledgeable Narendra Modi in regards to the political state of affairs within the state by way of a letter and a phone dialog.
He mentioned he would write one other letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to name a video convention of all Chief Ministers once more to evaluation the COVID-19 state of affairs.
He mentioned ample testing for coronavirus was not happening in some states whereas Rajasthan had elevated its testing capability to 40,000 per day.
“We have done excellent COVID-19 management in the state. The recovery rate is good, the death rate is less than one per cent,” he mentioned.
Including the rebels, the Congress has 107 MLAs within the 200-member meeting. The BJP has 72 MLAs. PTI