Rajasthan power play: Home session 2 week away, Congress now moves its MLAs to Jaisalmer

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Written by Hamza Khan|Jaipur |

Published: August 1, 2020 2: 19: 20 am





rajasthan congress mlas, rajasthan assembly floor test Congress MLAs at the Jaipur airport on Friday. The MLAs, who were camping at a hotel on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, were moved to Jaisalmer via chartered flights, ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly session on August 14.

WITH the Assembly session still 14 days away, the Congress on Friday moved its MLAs, shepherded by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, to a resort in Jaisalmer over 560 km west of Jaipur via chartered flights.

The legislators head there after an 18- day remain at a hotel and resort on the borders of Jaipur, where they moved following the revolt by Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs. Showing that the Gehlot loyalists would now be in Jaisalmer till the Assembly assembles on August 14 or a floor test, the Congress claimed a danger to them and immense pressure on their family and family members.

Talking to journalists outside Jaipur airport, Gehlot said, The MLAs are getting calls, their family members are getting calls, their contacts are getting calls, danger calls, to pressurise them. The MLAs are psychologically struggling They have actually been sitting here for long thus we thought to shift them. There will be less pressure there, and it is far.

Implicating the Government of India and House Ministry of being after his federal government, the CM said conserving the federal government is important together with governing the state. I am required to state, Amit Shahji, what has taken place to you? Day and night, awake and while asleep, you think how to fall a government. If chosen federal governments fall like this, what will be left of democracy? he said.

Gehlot added that he would be going up and down in between the state capital and Jaisalmer.

A senior Congress leader stated the lawmakers had themselves raised the pressure they were under at the Congress Legislature Party meeting on Thursday, after which a consentaneous decision was taken that all would shift someplace out of Jaipur.

Sources said the Congress was likewise worried that the member of the family dropping in to fulfill the MLAs at the Jaipur resort might be communicating deals to flaw. Couple of MLAs were allowed visitors, that too immediate member of the family, but with upcoming festivals such as Eid, Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtmi, Congress expected requests for sees to increase.

On Thursday, Gehlot had said the rates of MLAs had increased manifold.

While the Fairmont Hotel and Resort where the MLAs were remaining till Friday is now in the crosshairs of ED, their accommodation in Jaisalmer Suryagarh Hotel is 14 km from the city.

Denying Gehlot s claims, BJP state president Satish Poonia said, Who is salable, divulge their names. Asking why the Congress was headed for Jaisalmer, he stated what was the requirement for it if all Congress MLAs are joined, there is no threat, whatever is fine.

After Jaipur and beyond Jaisalmer, there is Pakistan, Poonia stated. For how long will you escape from reality?

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