Rajasthan Crisis: BJP demands Gehlot's resignation over 'gherao' threat; Congress to hold 'Speak Up for Democracy' campaign
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The political crisis in Rajasthan looks nowhere near the end as the Congress launches state-wide protests and sit-ins against the BJP at district-headquarters over the alleged horse-trading of MLAs from Saturday. The protests come after Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra refused to allow Assembly session advised by Ashok Gehlot-led state Cabinet, saying that he has not received the agenda for calling the session on such short notice. Earlier, CM Gehlot held a late-night Cabinet meeting to discuss the six points raised by the Governor. The meeting came after the high drama outside Governor's house where CM Gehlot and MLAs from his camp held a five-hour sit-in.
Here are the Rajasthan Political Crisis Updates:
06:58 pm: "Against BJP's constant attempts to topple elected Govts & misusing constitutional bodies for their d**ty political games, Congress will hold a nationwide Online Campaign "Speak Up for Democracy" tomorrow," Congress leader KC Venugopal tweets.
06:45 pm: Rajasthan BJP submits memorandum to Governor stating that "Chief Minister's threat suggesting gherao of Raj Bhawan and expressing an inability of ensuring security is a clear violation under IPC section 124", reports ANI.
06:35 pm: BJP delegation led by state party president Satish Poonia and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chandra Kataria met Governor Kalraj Mishra.
Rajasthan: BJP delegation led by state party president Satish Poonia and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chandra Kataria met Governor Kalraj Mishra, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur, over #COVID19 situation in the state. pic.twitter.com/KanHHUFMQT— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2020
06:30 pm: "The Chief Minister is the head of the state and he said he'll not be responsible for a breach in law and order situation. If not him, then who'll be responsible? He should tender resignation for using such language," says Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria after meeting with Governor.
06:20 pm: The Supreme Court is likely to hear the plea filed by Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi against Rajasthan High Court verdict on Monday.
05:30 pm: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Ashok Gehlot at his residence has ended. During the meeting, the answer sought by the Governor on 6 points was discussed among other issues.
05:20 pm: Rajasthan: BJP delegation led by state party president Satish Poonia and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chandra Kataria arrives at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra, over COVID19 situation in the state. (ANI Photo/Twitter)
04:40 pm: Ashok Gehlot has reportedly deferred his meeting with the Governor and reached his residence for another Cabinet meeting.
04:15 pm: A BJP delegation led by party's state unit chief Satish Poonia, and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria is likely to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra today.
04:05 pm: CLP meeting ends. Ashok Gehlot leaves for Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra.
03:55 pm: Gehlot attacks Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: "First his name appeared in the tapes and now even in this case, Gajendra Singh ji's name is increasingly appearing, so why has the government not taken any action and dismissed him, this is a matter of concern," he said quoting a report on Sanjivani cooperative scam.
03:45 pm: "We will go to Rashtrapati Bhawan to meet the President, if needed. Also, if required, we will stage a protest outside the Prime Minister's residence," Gehlot tells MLAs at Fairmont Hotel.
02:30 pm: BREAKING: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra at 4 pm today.
02:05 pm: Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting begins at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
Rajasthan: Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting begins at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur pic.twitter.com/N4jzRzSJcA— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2020
01:45 pm: Can Governor delay the Assembly session? According to legal experts, the Governor is bound to follow the Council of Minister's advice on summoning the Assembly session in the exercise of his powers under Article 174. Read the detailed report here
#12:45 pm: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra with a fresh proposal to call Assembly session.
12:15 pm: The Ashok Gehlot Cabinet will meet again shortly to revise a proposal to be sent to Governor Kalraj Mishra requesting him to convene a session of the Assembly.
10:55 am: CM calls another Cabinet meeting: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has called another Cabinet meeting at 12:30 pm at his residence to discuss the objections raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra in holding the Assembly session.
10:30 am: Governor asks, why floor test in Assembly if you have the majority: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has asked CM Ashok Gehlot why does he need to Vote of Confidence in Assembly if he has the majority.
10:15: am: Rahul Gandhi asks Governor to call Assembly session: "The country has a rule of law and the Constitution to run it. Governments are formed and run by the people and their majority. BJP's conspiracy to topple the Rajasthan government is clear. This is an insult to the eight crore people of Rajasthan. The Governor should call a session of the Legislative Assembly so that the truth comes before the country," he Tweeted.
10:05 am: At late-night meet, Ashok Gehlot and team discuss 6-points raised by Governor: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held a two-hour-long Cabinet meeting at his residence to discuss the six points raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra regarding the Assembly session. Read full story here
09:50 am: Congress protests against BJP today: Congress party will hold state-wide protests and sit-ins against the BJP over the alleged horse-trading of MLAs which led to an ugly political crisis in Rajasthan.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma