Rajasthan: As Governor sets Assembly session, all eyes on Gehlot, Pilot

Jaipur: With the deadlock over convening the Rajasthan Assembly ending Wednesday after Governor Kalraj Mishra agreed to call a session from 14 August, all eyes are on Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and sacked Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.

The Raj Bhawan announcement came a couple of hours after the Ashok Gehlot cabinet sent a fourth proposal to the Governor for summoning the Assembly.

Though the Congress has not mentioned a floor test as part of the Assembly agenda, it is widely expected to be held on the very first day. The Congress government had earlier asked for the session to begin on 31 July.

The Governor had turned down three earlier proposals, saying if the government wanted the assembly summoned at short notice it should state that it planned to hold a vote of confidence. Otherwise, it should give 21 days’ notice, he had said.

According to a Raj Bhavan spokesperson, “the Rajasthan Governor has approved the Cabinet proposal to call the assembly session from 14 August”.

“He also gave verbal directions to make the necessary arrangements for the prevention of Covid-19 spread during the session”.

 

NT Bureau