CM Gehlot meets Rajasthan Governor again, seeks special assembly session
Over the past week, the state cabinet has sent three proposals to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra seeking a special session of the House. However, the Governor is reluctant to accept the cabinet’s recommendations.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on Wednesday, once again met Governor Kalraj Mishra amid the impasse over calling a session of the state assembly. This is the third such meeting between the Chief Minister and the Governor in the past week.
The meeting lasted for about 15 minutes. While CM Gehlot told legislators that he would once again request the Governor to call a special session of the Rajasthan assembly, the Raj Bhawan spokesperson described Wednesday’s meeting as a courtesy call.
On Tuesday, the state cabinet had sent a proposal regarding the session to the Governor for the third time.
Last week, CM Gehlot had, along with the Congress legislators, staged a sit-in protest inside the Raj Bhawan demanding the convening of the special session.
The Congress intends to end the on-going political crisis in the state through a trust vote in the House. 19 Congress legislators, including former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, have rebelled against CM Gehlot.
Despite several attempts made by the Congress’ high command, the Pilot camp – which is stationed at a hotel in Haryana’s Manesar – is not ready to relent.
Meanwhile, after meeting the Governor, CM Gehlot attended a party function where Congress’ newly appointed Rajasthan unit (RPCC) president Govind Singh Dotasara took charge.
Pilot was sacked from the RPCC president’s office for his open rebellion against the chief minister.