Congress stole 6 BSP MLAs, will go to Supreme Court, teach Gehlot a lesson, says Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has launched yet another attack on Congress and said that the Gehlot-led party in Rajasthan “stole” 6 of her MLAs through illegal means. The BSP chief also said that she will take the matter to the Supreme Court.
In a scathing attack on Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Mayawati accused him of stealing 6 MLAs from BSP last year to strengthen the position of his government.
“We will not stay silent and take up this matter to the Supreme Court. We were waiting for proper opportunity to teach Gehlot a lesson,” said Mayawati on Tuesday.
Six MLAs from BSP were inducted into the Congress in September last year. The lawmakers had handed over affidavits to state Assembly Speaker C P Joshi to merge the legislative party with the Congress.
Taking on the crisis-hit Gehlot government, Mayawati had even sought President’s Rule in Rajasthan and accused Gehlot of poaching her MLAs.
In anticipation of a floor test in Rajasthan, BSP had also issued a whip for the 6 MLAs to vote against Gehlot. The Congress government in Rajasthan which is facing a major crisis following the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and his camp of MLAs would be in further trouble without the support of these BSP MLAs.
BSP General Secretary Satish Chandra Misra said, "All six MLAs have been issued separate notices wherein they have been informed that since BSP is a recognized national party as such there cannot be any merger under para (4) of the 10th Schedule at the state level at the instance of six MLAs unless there is a merger of the entire BSP everywhere at the national level."
If the six MLAs voted against the party whip, they were liable for disqualification from the assembly, Mishra said.