Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said he was proud of his MLAs who spurned offers of money and post by the BJP as he accused the saffron party of trying to engineer a coup in the state “like in Madhya Pradesh”.
Gehlot said huge sums of money had reached Jaipur to enable horse-trading in the state and questioned the source of the money. He also said the Congress had the support of 6 BSP and 13 independent candidates and Rajasthan was the first state in the country where no money changed hands.
The Rajasthan government’s chief whip on Wednesday said attempts are being made to destabilise the state government even as Congress MLAs were taken to a luxury resort in Jaipur for a meeting called by Gehlot. The development came ahead of the June 19 elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in the state.
In the assembly of 200, the Congress has 107 MLAs, including six those who defected to the party from the BSP last year. The party enjoys the support of 12 of the 13 Independent MLAs in the state.