The Congress government, which is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs, says it wants to hold the session and prove majority on the floor.
Rajasthan Congress general secretary Avinash Pande said the party will use all available democratic means to resolve the current political deadlock in the state.
Amid the power tussle in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra's repeated delay in convening an Assembly session has raised question marks over the powers enjoyed by a Governor.
This decision by Governor Kalraj Mishra comes after he returned the Ashok Gehlot-led government a note seeking an assembly session and sought additional information.
The Rajasthan government, fighting for survival after Ashok Gehlot’s now sacked deputy Sachin Pilot staged a rebellion with 18 other MLAs following a bitter and prolonged feud, has been pushing the governor for an opportunity to prove its numbers on the floor of the house.
This is the second time that Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has returned the proposal for Assembly session and sought clarifications from Ashok Gehlot government.
The Rajasthan Assembly Speaker had moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday, a day after receiving a direction from the high court to defer action on the notices sent to dissident Congress MLAs.
A senior Congress leader said the decision to withdraw case from the Supreme Court has been left to the Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi and the party's legal eagles handling the matter.
The Congress on Sunday carried out the 'SpeakUpForDemocracy' online campaign to back Ashok Gehlot amid the political crisis in Rajasthan, and plans for nationwide protests to ramp up the pressure.
If the six BSP MLAs vote against the party whip, they are liable for disqualification from the assembly, BSP General Secretary said.
The Congress government is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said his party wants a floor test in the state assembly and is 'begging' for it, but the governor is not convening the House and 'delaying' the trust vote allegedly at the behest of the central government.
Governor Kalraj Mishra had earlier sought clarifications on six points from the state government, after Congress MLAs held a five-hour dharna on the lawns of the Raj Bhawan pressing for a Vidhan Sabha session.
Since the crisis in Rajasthan unfolded, the MLAs of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps have been living in plush hotels, enjoying exquisite food, and watching movies.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat slammed Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for staging a sit-in at the Raj Bhawan along with Congress MLAs demanding an Assembly session.
The Congress government is pushing for a session of the Assembly so that chief minister Ashok Gehlot can prove his majority on the floor of the House.
Congress also claimed 'invisible powers' in Delhi are trying to ensure that the Rajasthan Governor does not convene a session of the state assembly.
The Rajasthan Governor had sought a reply on the six points from the Ashok Gehlot government, including about the reason to call a session of the Assembly for a floor test.
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