Did not block session demand, CM Gehlot was not clarifying its purpose, says Rajasthan Guv
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has said that he never blocked a demand for assembly session by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Mishra said that Gehlot was not clarifying the purpose of the session and would have said yes in 'normal circumstances'.
"I did not block a demand for assembly session for no reason. Circumstances are not normal otherwise I would have agreed to an assembly session. The CM was not clarifying whether he wanted a session for trust vote or a general session," said Mishra.
He added that the protest by MLAs at the Governor's residence earlier was 'unfortunate'. On being asked about his 1995 protest at Governor's house in Uttar Pradesh when he was the state BJP chief, he said, "The protest by BJP in 1995 at the Raj Bhawan can’t be compared to that by Congress MLAs."
When asked regarding the issue of numbers of the current government in the assembly, he said, "I would not comment on it till it is brought officially."
Reacting to Congress' claims that the Governor is bound by state cabinet's decision and does not have discretion in holding an assembly session, he said, "Yes, the governor is bound by the state cabinet's decision but there are court orders and provisions that require the governor to do due diligence as well."