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NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra said Monday that the government led by Ashok Gehlot may convene a session of the assembly by giving a 21-day notice. The Congress party, on the other hand, said it would protest across the country to highlight the “violation of the Constitution.”
Here is a look at the main developments:
I have written to the President, I spoke to the Prime Minister about the current political situation in Rajasthan: CM to Cong MLA
Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the current political situation in the state.
Gehlot had also written a letter to the Prime Minister on the matter a few days ago.
“The prime minister said he had spoken to the prime minister and informed him of the current political situation in the state,” said a congressional leader after a meeting at a hotel where the MLAs are hiding after the Sachin Pilot rebellion against the Gehlot government. .
We want to discuss important issues, including Covid-19: Congress
The Rajasthan government led by Ashok Gehlot is majority and wants to convene a session of the state assembly. We want to discuss important issues, including Covid-19 with the opposition in the assembly: the State Congress in charge of Avinash Pande
10-15 MLAs from Gehlot Camp will change sides once they are released: Sachin Pilot supporter
“Between 10 and 15 MLAs from Ashok Gehlot camp are in contact with us and say they will come to our side as soon as they are released. If Gehlot removes the restrictions, it will be clear how many MLAs are on their side.” of Pilot’s strong supporters, Hemaram Choudhary said in a video.
We are amazed and distressed by the attitude of the governor: P Chidambaram
The Governor is just a formal instrument to sign and issue citations to MLAs. If a prime minister accused of not enjoying a majority wants to prove his majority, he has the right to convene a session as soon as possible to prove his majority. We are amazed and distressed by the attitude of the Governor of Rajasthan. Therefore, we are protesting today to all the Raj Bhawans in the country to highlight the seriousness of the problem and draw people’s attention to the violations of the Constitution: Congress leader P Chidambaram
Governor orders the government to call an assembly session
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra ordered the state government to convene a session of the assembly.
“Not convening the assembly was never the intention,” said a statement from Raj Bhawan, Rajasthan.
The Rajasthan Governor asks the state government to deliberate on three issues:

  • A 21-day notice period before convening the session,
  • maintain norms of social distancing and
  • certain conditions to follow, in case the confidence movement moves.

HC dismisses BJP petition against 6 BSP MLA merger with Congress
The Rajasthan HC on Monday rejected BJP MLA Madan Dilawar’s petition against the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Congress. MLA MP Ramnarayan Meena earlier announced that all six MLA BSPs joined Congress and are recognized by the President. Monday’s development came a day later, the head of the BSP, Mayawati, issued a scourge to his six MLAs on Sunday ordering them to vote against Congress in any non-confidence motion or any procedure that takes place during the session of the Rajasthan Assembly.
Violating the BSP whip, when on Monday Congress announced that BSP MLAs are now part of Congress, the Mayawati-led party also moved to Rajasthan HC seeking to be a party to the BJP’s petition against the merger of six MLAs from BSP in the state with the party of Congress.
No session of Rajasthan assembly, governor seeks further clarification
Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday returned the file sent by the state government that asked him to allow the special session of the assembly in the state. This was the second time that the state government sent a file to the Governor to obtain approval for his proposal to convene a special assembly session citing COVID as a matter of discussion. In the file sent back to the Rajasthan government’s Parliamentary Affairs Department, Raj Bhawan’s office has sought more information from the government.
Mishra has asked the government ‘Do you want to move Motion of Confidence? It is not mentioned in the proposal, but you have been talking about it in the media, “a source told ANI. According to sources, Mishra also said that it will be difficult to convene all MLAs for the Assembly Session following of the COVID -19 pandemic. “Can you consider giving a 21-day notice on the convening of the Assembly session?” the governor told the Rajasthan government, according to sources.
Former law ministers urge Raj governor to convene assembly
In a letter to Rajasthan governor Kalraj Mishra, top congressional leaders and former law ministers Ashwani Kumar, Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid have said that the governor’s office, as provided for in the country’s constitutional scheme, is beyond of the limitations and compulsions of partisan politics, “so that its owner can act freely and fairly to defend the Constitution.” “Any deviation from the constitutional position established under current circumstances would be an avoidable denial of his oath and will create a constitutional crisis,” the former law ministers said in the letter.
Rajasthan Cong MLAs hold prayer meeting to ‘save democracy, the Constitution’
Rajasthan legislators in Congress held a prayer meeting on Monday under the “Save Democracy, Save the Constitution” program at their hotel in Jaipur. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC Secretary General Avinash Pande, and other leaders participated in the meeting. The party was scheduled to hold a protest outside the Raj Bhawan in Jaipur, but was suspended on Sunday.
Congressional leaders detained in UP, Gujarat, Delhi
Five people led by Uttar Pradesh President of Congress Ajay Kumar Lallu and MP Rajya Sabha PL PL Punia tried to organize a dharna on Monday in front of the Raj Bhavan in Lucknow, but the police took them away. Similarly, about 60 workers and leaders of Congress were detained by police on Monday when they marched to the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar to protest against the BJP over the political crisis in Rajasthan. Leaders of Congress in Delhi, including Head of State Anil Kumar, were also detained while trying to march to the lieutenant governor’s office at Civil Lines.
Last week, on Friday, congressional MLAs organized a five-hour dharna outside Raj Bhavan in Jaipur to demand that Governor Kalraj Mishra convene a session of the assembly. They had withdrawn after the talks. Realizing a possible law and order situation, Mishra amplified the political drama by meeting with the chief secretary and the DGP to discuss Raj Bhavan’s safety on Sunday. Congressional MLAs were planning to organize another dharna on Monday, however, it was suspended. However, this does not prevent congressional leaders in other states from protesting the governor’s alleged “intentional delay” in convening the Rajasthan assembly.
SC allows Rajasthan speaker to withdraw his statement
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the President of the Rajasthan Assembly to withdraw his appeal against the High Court order asking him to postpone disqualification proceedings against the dismissed Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident members of Congress until July 24. dissidents.
Chief attorney Kapil Sibal, who appeared for Speaker of the House of Representatives Joshi, told a bank led by Judge Arun Mishra that the Rajasthan High Court had approved a new order on Friday and they were weighing the legal options. While withdrawing the statement, Sibal told the court that the appeal had become unsuccessful since the superior court did not suspend the previous order of the superior court approved last Tuesday that asked the President to postpone the disqualification procedures until Friday.
(With contributions from agencies)

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