BJP to move no-confidence motion in Rajasthan Assembly tomorrow
The war between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot may have ended but the Congress government is not out of the troubled waters. Main opposition in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced that it will move a no-confidence motion against the Gehlot government when the Rajasthan Assembly session begins on Friday.
Making the announcement, Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria said that the Congress was trying to mend the part fabric with patches but it has been torn. "Despite the efforts to reconcile the two sides, one is headed towards Jaipur and another is going to Jaiselmer," the BJP leader said.
Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia claimed that Gehlot government will fall due its own contradictions. "They have been accusing the BJP but our party has nothing to do with their internal rifts," Satish Poonia said.
Satish Poonia said that the MLAs, the SOG team of Rajasthan Police was looking for in Haryana and Delhi, are now coming to meet the chief minister at his residence and the police are not even trying to meet them.
"If they are criminals then how can Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot openly hold meetings with them? Did the CM misuse the SOG and ACB to draw the MLAs out?" Satish Poonia asked.
Rajasthan Assembly session is set to resume on August 14. The date for the Assembly session was fixed last month after a lot of hue and cry amid speculations that Gehlot government will have to prove its majority in the House as 19 MLAs, including former deputy CM Sachin Pilot, had rebelled against the chief minister.
While the Congress has been able to its house in order before the session, the no-confidence motion likely to be moved by the BJP may hold fresh surprises for the ruling party.