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Rajasthan Tales: Congress Responds With A "Trust Vote," To BJP's No-Confidence Motion
Vasundhara Raje and other top Rajasthan BJP leaders met earlier today to plan for the session
Rajasthan Tales: BJP To Move No-Confidence Motion Against Ashok Gehlot Government In Assembly Tomorrow
New Delhi: BJP in a twist to the Rajasthan Congress Crisis has announced that it will move a no-confidence motion against the Ashok Gehlot government in the special assembly session today. To BJP's motion, the Congress opted to do a trust vote to prove its majority in the house. According to the rules, a Confidence Motion moved by Chief Minister overrides, opposition's no-confidence motion.
With a majority of 102, in the 200 member assembly, Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot had planned a trust vote. Winning the vote will give him a six-month reprieve.
Whereas Vasundhra Raje and the other top Rajasthan BJP leaders met earlier today to plan for the session. Since the congress crisis breaks out early July it was the first meeting of the BJP MLAs.
On Monday Sachin Pilot has ended his rebellion after a patch-up with the Congress leadership.
"We are bringing a no-confidence motion tomorrow in the Assembly along with our allies," said Gulab Chand Kataria, Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly.
The Congress's month-long rebel crisis, the BJP denied any attempts to seize power by drawing away MLAs.The party had also said that it will not call for a no-confidence motion and it was up to the Congress to call a trust vote to prove its majority.
On Tuesday the BJP has canceled its previous MLAs meet scheduled after te Congress patch up.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who has repeatedly accused the BJP of collaborating with his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot and other rebels,said "The BJP doesn't know what hit them! They suddenly canceled their meeting. They realized that their conspiracy didn't work."
The BJP had 72 MLAs and needs 30 more to take power. The Pilot camp claimed of the backing of 30 but officially, that number was stuck at 19.
The revolt by the Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebels left the CM Ashok Gehlot with 102 MLAs barely one above the majority in 200 member assembly