Mayawati asks BSP MLAs to vote against Congress in Rajasthan

The political drama in Rajasthan is getting interesting day by day with new entrants claiming their stake. Earlier Ashok Gehlot and his MLAs staged ‘dharna’ in front of the Raj Bhawan to pressurize Governor Kalraj Mishra to call for the Assembly Session. Now, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has issued a whip for all its MLAs in Rajasthan to vote against Congress.

This is a completely new twist to the tale in Rajasthan’s politics as no one was even counting Mayawati in this game. However, with this whip, she has created a dilemma for the 6 MLAs who merged with the Congress Party in Rajasthan. This way, she has given a clear message to Gehlot’s government that the game is not yet over.

The BSP won six seats in the Rajasthan Assembly elections. However, all the 6 BSP MLAs later announced their support for the Ashok Gehlot’s government. Simultaneously, they also merged with the Congress. However, Mayawati later challenged this decision by his MLAs in the High Court. Mayawati claims that her party’s MLAs cannot move to another party as both Congress and the BSP are national-level parties.

Technically, these 6 MLAs from the BSP should have also been disqualified as well by the Assembly speaker CP Joshi on the grounds of ‘anti-party activities’! Though, the honorable speaker chooses to issue notices to the 19 rebel Congress MLAs only.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is making all the efforts to call the assembly session. The Congress Party has decided to organize a nation-wide dharna to pressurize the Rajasthan Governor call the session of the Rajasthan Assembly.  

On the other hand, the Supreme Court is scheduled to resume the hearing on the plea submitted by the Rajasthan Speaker. The Speaker challenged the Rajasthan High Court’s decision on the disqualification notices to the 19 rebel MLAs including Sachin Pilot.

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