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Rajasthan Crisis: Sachin Pilot And MLA In Delhi To Meet Congress High Command As Congress Crisis Peak| Updates
The Congress holds 107 seats in the 200-strong Rajasthan Assembly and has support from 12 independent candidates.
Rajasthan Crisis: Sachin Pilot And MLA In Delhi To Meet Congress High Command As Congress Crisis Peak
New Delhi: On Saturday Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot arrived in Delhi on Saturday to meet party high command and has sought time for a meeting with the Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.
Approx a dozen MLAs said to be from Pilot's camp are also staying put in NCR-Delhi region at various places, sources told IANS.
MLA P.R.Meena, who is considered to be a member from Pilot's inner circle, has belive ti meet Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the "step-motherly treatment given to them by the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan".
Whereas CM Ashok Gehlot called a late-night meeting on Saturday of his minister at his residence in Jaipur and has asked all party MLAs to give a letter to support him.
In this regard, senior ministers have been roped and ministers from the Pilot camp did not attend this meeting.
According to the sources Gehlot has spoken with Sonia Gandhi, Rajasthan party affairs in-charge Avinash Pandey, and Congress Secretary (Organisation) K.C. Venugopal to apprise them of developments in his state.
On Saturday Gehlot has accused the BJP of attempting to topple the State government by buying MLAs by offering them up to Rs 25 crore.BJPand its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party(RLP)denying the charge claimed that "infighting" inside Congress was at play and also accused Gehlot of not trusting his own MLAs
Rajasthan BJP President Satish Punia responding to the allegation called Gehlot a cunning politician who is trying to blame BJP for his failure in governance.
"The allegations are completely baseless. He has the numbers then who will try to destabilize the government?" he added.
A special Operations Group (SOG) had arrested two persons - Ashok Singh and Bharat Malani - in connection with alleged attempts to destabilize the State government, Rajasthan Additional Director General Ashok Kumar Rathore said.