Rajasthan Government Crisis LIVE Updates: Stripping of democracy by BJP an insult to mandate of 8 cr voters, says Cong in resolution
Rajasthan Government crisis Live Updates: The Rajasthan Congress Legislature Party on Monday passed a resolution to extend their support to the Ashok Gehlot-led government, which Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot claimed, has been reduced to a minority. In the legislation, the party also took a dig at BJP saying stripping of democracy by the party is an insult to mandate of 8 crore voters of Rajasthan. As many as 100 MLAs arrived at the chief minister’s residence for the meeting and later shifted to Hotel Fairmont in Jaipur to prevent any poaching attempts.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the party’s door are open for Pilot, the rebel leader who has claimed that he has the support of over 30 party MLAs in the state’s 200-member assembly. “The Congress government will complete five years in Rajasthan. However hard the BJP tries, it won’t be able to topple the elected government,” he told reporters.
The move to test the political waters of Congress in the state comes just four months after the party let Madhya Pradesh slip from its grasp. Meanwhile, the BJP is watching closely to see if it can find an opportunity put up an alternate arrangement in Jaipur. But the party is not yet ready to take any step, a source said. “We are just watching the situation. The game still does not appear to be set for the BJP,” a senior party leader said.