Document photo of Ashok Gehlot
JAIPUR: Much as chief minister Ashok Gehlot appeared prepared to forgive his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot and also the group of 18 dissident legislators camping in Manesar, the majority of the Congress legislators appeared in no disposition to reconcile with the rebels on Sunday.
In the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held in a resort in Jaisalmer late Sunday night, the legislators encouraging Gehlot demanded strict action against the rebels. Sources said a senior cabinet minister raised the need, which has been encouraged from the legislators with a loud applause. Still another senior Congress leader claimed that the legislators the camp wouldn’t be defended prior to the Congress high command.
Two rebel MLAs, Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh, were suspended by the party shortly after the revolt first last month.
The ministry is thought to have pacified the legislators in the CLP by stating that occasionally an”insult” needed to be swallowed to”save democracy”. Gehlot had voiced similar sentiments in’rescue democracy’ in his letter written to all Rajasthan MLAs on Saturday.
The requirement for actions against the Pilot camp arrived as Gehlot said last week he was able to”hug” that the dissidents in the event the party high command decided to forgive them. Compared to his rigid stand against the past month, Gehlot mellowed down of late night and was stating that the rebels may be forgiven when they apologised to the party high command. The situation at the CLP, however, was different about Sunday night.
Gehlot had attained Jaisalmer earlier in the afternoon and fulfilled with the legislators camping in 2 resorts since July 31. In the CLP held at Suryagarh Hotel, Gehlot promised his legislators that the nation’s Congress government was”secure” and would complete its entire tenure of five decades. Gehlot urged the legislators to stay united throughout the state assembly session beginning from August 14. The Congress government headed by Gehlot is forecast to go to get a floor test throughout the meeting session to show that it had been in majority regardless of the revolt.
The ministry advised the CLP the BJP start to hoard its MLAs signaled that the resistance had already confessed its efforts to topple the authorities can’t succeed, said resources. AICC leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Avinash Pande, Ajay Maken, Vivek Bansal and many others were present in the CLP assembly. Parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhariwal and PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra also were current.