Ahead of the ensuing Rajya Sabha polls in Rajasthan, the political atmosphere has intensified. The Congress has sealed its MLAs at a private hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur after speculation emerged that the BJP was attempting to lure its lawmakers away.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Party’s national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala reportedly stayed at hotel to safeguard them.
Democracy is being destroyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at a time the country is fighting coronavirus, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said today, alleging attempts to topple his government by the BJP.
Meanwhile, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has asserted that the BJP won’t be able to win second seat in the polls. While asserting that there are no chances of the BJP winning a second seat, Pilot said the Congress has the numbers and both of its candidates will win the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in the state.
The Congress in Rajasthan has complained about “attempts to destabilise the government” and alleged that its MLAs and independent lawmakers supporting its government are being offered inducements to switch sides. Since last year, the Congress has lost power in two big states, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, after multiple defections led to the BJP taking power. Turmoil in Rajasthan has peaked over elections to three Rajya Sabha seats on June 19.