- Congress convenes meeting to complain of BJP's temptation of 'crores of low-resigns'
- Chief Minister Gehlot said- BJP is offering 5 to 10 crores of advance
Jun 11, 2020, 09:59 AM IST
Jaipur. Political uproar has started before the Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan. Complaints are being received that BJP is giving inducements such as 'bring money-resignation da' to the poor. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held a meeting at the Chief Minister's residence on Wednesday evening to decide the future strategy on this. After this, the Congress shifted 110 MLAs, including the Nirdalis, to Jaipur's Hotel Shiv Vilas. Later, Gehlot also reached the hotel and asked the MLAs to remain united.
He said that Congress and Independent MLAs are standing firmly in the state. BJP will not be able to buy anyone. Reports are being received that the BJP is offering to give 5-10 crore rupees in advance. Caches are also being transferred. Gehlot said that the elections could have been held even two months ago, but the BJP delayed it due to non-completion of procurement in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajya Sabha elections are held on June 19 in 3 seats in the state. The Congress has the support of 13 independents, two each from Left and BTP and one RLD MLA.
Whip Mahesh Joshi complains to ACB
Congress chief whip Mahesh Jaheshi has written a letter to the DG of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) complaining that MLAs were given Rs 25 crore to destabilize the elected government in Rajasthan like Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Offers are being offered. He demanded legal action. Meanwhile, a link to large cash transfers has also been found in Jaipur. The investigation of which has started.
15 MLAs did not come, some returned due to bad AC
15 MLAs did not arrive at the hotel. However, some of these did not come from health and personal reasons. Some have kept distance from it. Returned to the hotel due to AC malfunction and some other disturbances.
BJP can win only one seat without sabotage
There are elections for 3 Rajya Sabha seats in the state on June 19. The Congress has fielded KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi, while the BJP has fielded Rajendra Gehlot and Omkar Singh. The BJP has the majority to win just 1 candidate in terms of numbers.
Each candidate needs at least 51 votes to win. The Congress needs 102 votes to win both candidates, which seems easy to match. There are 13 Independents, two from Left, BTP and one RLD MLA along with Congress. The BJP has three votes from the RLP in addition to its own 72 MLAs.
Congress, which broke 6 BSP MLAs, now stands for horse trading: Rathore
Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Rajendra Rathore described Barbandi as a great political drama. He said that the Congress, which broke 6 BSP MLAs, is now harping on horse trading. The Congress was forced to take this step by internal rebellion, a possible rebellion of its own legislators. Leadership morale is weak, there is a feeling of insecurity. Because of this, the government has been forced to take undemocratic steps like imposition.
Three big reasons to shift MLAs to hotels
1. Independents and some Congress MLAs had complained to Chief Minister Gehlot that the BJP had lured him with crores of rupees. After this the political stir intensified and efforts were made to unite the legislators.
2. The Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat are on 19 June. Earlier, 8 Congress MLAs have resigned. The BJP itself is being blamed for this entire development. Resort politics continues there too.
3. According to the number of MLAs the BJP has in Rajasthan, it can win only one seat, but has fielded two candidates. The Congress fears that the BJP will sabotage to win the second candidate.
BJP does not believe in public opinion: Surjewala
BJP does not believe in public opinion. Its character is to rip apart democracy, but the conspiracy plans of the BJP in the heroic land of Rajasthan will never succeed.
– Randeep Surjewala, Election Supervisor, Rajasthan
All congresses united, will win both seats: Pilot
There should be no confusion when Sonia and Rahul Gandhi decide the candidates. All Congress MLAs are united. We also have a majority. Congress will win both seats.
– Sachin Pilot, Congress President, Deputy CM