After Rajasthan’s CM Ashok Gehlot declared that the assembly session will begin from August 14, the rate of ‘horse-trading’ in the state have increased miserably. Reportedly, Gehlot for not mentioning the party’s name, claimed that previously the first installments were of Rs.10 crore and second of Rs.15 crore, but the scenario changed and now it has become unlimited.
He targeted Bahujan Samajh Party chief Mayawati’s statement against him, accusing him of claiming that the former Uttar Pradesh CM for acting and regulating under the instructions of BJP. Gehlot stated that “Mayawati’s statement is baseless and cannot be justified”. Amid the political commotion continuing in the state, the Rajasthan HC issued notices to the Speaker of the assembly, secretary of assembly secretariat, and the six MLAs who had contested elections on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tickets and then merged with the Congress later.
He stated that BSP has been creating unnecessary turmoil over its six MLAs joining with the Congress in the state and claimed Mayawati was acting at gunpoint from the BJP. The stand-off over ordering the Rajasthan Assembly terminated when the Governor Kalraj Mishra agreed to call a session from August 14. The announcement for the new date was set by the Raj Bhawan after Ashok Gehlot had sent the fourth proposal to the governor for convening the Rajasthan Assembly.