6 BSP MLAs join Cong in Rajasthan, give Gehlot Govt majority
Ruling Congress in Rajasthan secured majority in the 200-member assembly on its own with six BSP MLAs joining the party.india Updated: Apr 05, 2009 01:51 IST
Ruling Congress in Rajasthan on Saturday secured majority in the 200-member assembly on its own with six BSP MLAs joining the party.
All the six BSP MLAs - Rajkumar Sharma, Rajendra Gudha, Girraj Singh, Ramesh Meena, Murari Lal Meena and Ramkesh Meena gave a letter of affidavit with their signatures of joining Congress to Speaker Deependra Singh.
With their joining Congress, the party's strength in the in the House has risen to 102. The Congress had secured 96 seats in last year's assembly polls and managed to rope in the support four independents and the six BSP MLAs to form the government.
After joining Congress, Rajendra Gudha told the media that the six MLAs decided to quit BSP as there was rampant corruption' in the party in allotment tickets during the assembly poll and now for coming Lok Sabha election.
He said their joining Congress would provide a stable government in the state which would focus on the welfare of the people.
First Published: Apr 04, 2009 20:44 IST