Jaisalmer/Jaipur/New Delhi, July 31
Over 50 Congress MLAs within the Ashok Gehlot fold, who had been tenting at a lodge on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway amid the continued political disaster in Rajasthan, had been on Friday shifted to Jaisalmer in three chartered flights.
Transport Minister Pratap Singh mentioned in Jaipur the MLAs are being shifted to Jaisalmer in order that they continue to be united.
He mentioned the chief minister’s technique is that not a single MLA is poached.
The three chartered flights carrying the MLAs took off from right here and landed at Jaisalmer, a distance of greater than 550 km from Jaipur by street. The MLAs had been taken to lodge Suryagarh in bus and different autos amid tight safety.
“We are going to Jaisalmer for a change,” Congress MLA Prashant Bairwa mentioned on the Jaipur airport.
The remaining MLAs within the Gehlot camp are additionally being moved to Jaisalmer.
The choice to maneuver the MLAs got here a day after Gehlot indicated he’ll search a confidence vote when the meeting convenes on August 14 and claimed the cash provided to the MLAs to modify sides had elevated sharply forward of the session.
The chief minister mentioned the rebels who haven’t accepted cash ought to return to the occasion.
The MLAs have been staying on the Jaipur lodge since July 13 after Sachin Pilot and 18 different Congress legislators rebelled towards the federal government, triggering a political disaster.
Rajasthan Cong chief whip strikes SC towards HC order
Rajasthan Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi on Friday moved the Supreme Court towards High Court order of July 24 asking the meeting speaker to defer disqualification continuing towards sacked deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs.
The chief whip has moved the highest court docket two days after the meeting speaker CP Joshi filed the enchantment towards the July 24 Rajasthan High Court order.
The plea filed by means of advocate Varun Chopra mentioned that the High Court order is “ex-facie unconstitutional, illegal and in the teeth of the law laid down by this court in 1992 verdict in the case of Kihoto Hollohon”.
The 1992 judgement had held that the speaker has the authority to determine the disqualification proceedings and judicial intervention within the course of is “not permissible”. PTI