Rajasthan crisis: Governor seeks clarification from state govt over convening assembly session

27 July, 2020 | newsx bureau

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According to Governor Kalraj Mishra, the paper containing the proposal to convene Assembly Session had no mention of a potential floor test for the Gehlot government. The Governor has further asked...

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has sought clarification from the state government regarding the proposal of convening the Assembly Session, said sources on Monday.

“Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has sought clarification from the state government over the proposal on the convening of the Assembly Session. Mishra has asked the government ‘Do you want to move Motion of Confidence? It is not mentioned in the proposal but you have been speaking about it in media’,” a source told ANI.

According to sources, Mishra also said it will be difficult to call all the MLAs for the Assembly Session in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Can you consider giving a 21-day notice over the convening of Assembly Session?,” the Governor asked the Rajasthan government, according to sources.

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Earlier in the day, the sources have said no decision has been taken yet on the Assembly session.

The power struggle in Rajasthan had taken a new turn when the Governor had not heeded the request of the Congress government to convene a session of the state Assembly urgently.

Earlier, Rajasthan Governor’s Secretariat had said the state government had presented a proposal to convene the session of the Assembly at very short notice on the night of July 23. The paper was analysed and legal experts were consulted over it, it said.

It said 21-day notice is required for the session to be called according to the normal procedures.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said the Congress party will approach the President and if required, will also stage a protest outside the Prime Minister’s residence in connection with the ongoing situation in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Congress is in turmoil after simmering differences between Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot came out in the open. Pilot was removed as the Deputy Chief Minister and the state unit chief of Congress.

The Congress has accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading to bring down the Gehlot government. The BJP has rejected the allegations.

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