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Our govt in Rajasthan stable, will last full term: Congress

Two central observers – Randeep Singh Surjewala and Ajay Maken – attended a late-night meeting of Congress legislators held at the residence of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2020 04:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala speaks to media after arriving at Jaipur airport on Sunday.
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala speaks to media after arriving at Jaipur airport on Sunday. (PTI Photo )

The Congress rushed two senior leaders to Jaipur late on Sunday to smooth differences between chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot that plunged the state government into crisis even as the party insisted that its administration in the state was safe.

Two central observers – Randeep Singh Surjewala and Ajay Maken – attended a late-night meeting of Congress legislators held at the residence of Gehlot even as a message released by Pilot’s team claimed he had the backing of over 30 MLAs.

“All Congress MLAs are in touch with me and the government in Rajasthan is stable and will last its full term,” said Avinash Pande, in-charge of Rajasthan affairs in the Congress.

Late in the evening, three Congress lawmakers, who had left for Delhi earlier in the day, said they would follow the party line.

Also read: Amid political turmoil in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot to skip state legislature party meet

Addressing a press conference at Gehlot’s residence, Rohit Bohra, Danish Abrar and Chetan Dudi called themselves “soldiers” of the party and said they will do whatever the top leadership tells them.

“We are with the Congress party which gave us tickets…we are soldiers of the party and will remain so for lifetime,” Bohra said.

A meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will be held at Gehlot’s residence at 10:30 am on Monday, the party added.

Also read: Rajasthan govt in crisis as Sachin Pilot leads rebels out

Pande blamed the BJP for the political crisis in the state. “Congress is strongly working together. BJP is deliberately diverting the present situation. This conspiracy has been hatched by BJP,” he said.

But the BJP rejected these claims.

Also read: Sidelining of Pilot in crucial decisions behind the turmoil?

“We are not even thinking about forming a government in the state. This government will fall of its own ‘karma’ (deeds),” said Rajasthan unit chief Satish Poonia.

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