Rajasthan political crisis far from being resolved, Congress seeks President’s intervention

July 27, 2020: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday said that an Assembly session can be called at short notice if the agenda is floor test. The governor has listed three points before CM.

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July 27, 2020: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday said that an Assembly session can be called at short notice if the agenda is floor test. The governor has listed three points before Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot if he wants the session to convene. 

Stating that he was never against calling an Assembly session, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra Monday sought another cabinet proposal from the Gehlot government with clarification on three points. He said before any decision could be taken on convening an Assembly session, the government should give a 21-day notice period to the MLAs as it is difficult for them to appear in a short notice during the pandemic. He also mentioned certain conditions which are required to be followed if confidence voting is carried out and asked the government to specify how social distancing could be ensured during the session.

Meanwhile, Gehlot said that he has apprised President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the political crisis in the state. He has sent a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention in holding a session of the state assembly.

Speaking to the MLAs staying in Fairmont hotel in Jaipur, Gehlot said, "I have spoken to PM Modi and informed him about the governor's behaviour. I have also spoken to him about the letter I sent him a week ago informing about horse-trading in the state."

It may be stated that earlier in the day, the Supreme Court allowed Rajasthan speaker CP Joshi to withdraw his petition against the High Court order staying disqualification proceedings against 19 rebel Congress MLAs led by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.

 

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