JAISALMER/JAIPUR: Fearing “horse-trading” forward of the meeting session, the Rajasthan Congress on Friday shifted the occasion MLAs to Jaisalmer from Jaipur the place they’d been staying at a resort for over a fortnight. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and different senior […]
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and different senior occasion leaders, together with AICC normal secretary Avinash Pande and spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, additionally moved to Jaisalmer together with the MLAs in 5 chartered flights.
Concentrating on the Congress and the chief minister, the BJP requested why the occasion has no belief in its MLAs.
“All are united, there isn’t a hazard, there’s democracy. If every little thing is okay then why is fortification required and who’s on the market? Make their names public. Disbelief within the fortification too! After Jaisalmer from Jaipur, Pakistan is forward,” BJP Rajasthan president Satish Poonia mentioned in a tweet.
Ashok Gehlot alleged that the MLAs, their members of the family and acquaintances had been getting risk calls and stress was being constructed on them after the announcement of the meeting session from August 14.
He mentioned the “price for horse-trading has elevated after the governor introduced the meeting session date”.
Gehlot mentioned his occasion has undertaken a marketing campaign to save lots of democracy within the nation.
Concentrating on Union residence minister Amit Shah, the chief minister claimed he was taking the BJP chief’s identify as he’s on the forefront at any time when a state authorities is toppled.
He accused the BJP of “considering day and evening” about toppling elected governments.
“How can democracy be saved if elected governments are toppled within the nation,” he requested.
Speaking to reporters on the Jaipur airport earlier than leaving for Jaisalmer, the chief minister mentioned there can be no compromise with governance as he and his ministers will stay in Jaipur more often than not.
“The state authorities has carried out properly within the coronavirus administration. Our efforts have been appreciated throughout. Now we have maintained legislation and order as properly however saving the federal government can also be necessary,” he mentioned.
He mentioned individuals are supporting the federal government in Rajasthan even when the Centre and its residence ministry are after it.
AICC normal secretary Avinash Pande referred to as it an “effort to guard democracy”.
“The victory can be of the Structure and democracy,” he mentioned.
State transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas mentioned the MLAs had been shifted to Jaisalmer in order that they may very well be saved united.
He mentioned the chief minister’s technique is that not a single MLA must be poached.
Occasion leaders claimed that over 100 individuals, together with occasion leaders, Congress MLAs and allies, have gone to Jaisalmer in 5 chartered flights.
Three flights took off within the first spherical and two within the second.
The chief minister and different senior leaders went to Jaisalmer within the second spherical.
On reaching Jaisalmer, the MLAs had been shifted to resort Suryagarh amid tight safety preparations.
“We’re going to Jaisalmer for a change,” Congress MLA Prashant Bairwa mentioned on the Jaipur airport.
The choice to maneuver the MLAs got here a day after Gehlot indicated he’ll search a confidence vote when the meeting convenes on August 14 and claimed the cash supplied to the MLAs to change sides had elevated sharply forward of the session.
The Congress and different supporting MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp had been staying on the Jaipur resort since July 13 after Sachin Pilot and 18 different Congress legislators rebelled towards the federal government, triggering a political disaster.