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Rajasthan crisis points to President's rule, says BJP

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September 26, 2022 11:55 IST
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Amid high political drama over leadership change in Rajasthan, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hinted at imposition of President's rule in the state.

IMAGE: Pro-Ashok Gehlot Congress MLAs meet in Jaipur, September 25, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

The saffron party also called the ruling Congress the ”government of camps”, with BJP state chief tweeting ”God save Rajasthan”.

"The current political situation in Rajasthan is pointing towards President's rule. Chief Minister @ashokgehlot51, why are you doing drama? Why is there a delay after the cabinet has resigned? You too should resign,” Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore commented on Twitter.

 

BJP state president Satish Poonia said the trends of 2023 assembly elections have started showing in the state.

"There is not so much uncertainty in today's India-Australia cricket match as there is about the leaders in the Congress party of Rajasthan. The meetings of MLAs are going on separately, the political hypocrisy of resignations is going on separately. What rule will they enforce? Where will they take Rajasthan, God save Rajasthan,” he said.

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said the government is all set to work from a hotel.

"The government of camps. Ready to go back to the camp again!!" he tweeted.

High drama unfolded in Rajasthan Sunday evening as a group of Congress MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reached the assembly speaker's residence to submit their resignation ahead of a legislature party meeting which was called to decide on his successor.

The development suggested a worsening power struggle between the chief minister and Sachin Pilot who was tipped to be Gehlot's replacement after he declared his candidature for the Congress president's post. 

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