Gehlot cabinet meets to ruminate on governor’s questions
A cabinet meeting began at Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence on Tuesday (July 28) to discuss points raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra for calling a state assembly session.
Mishra on Monday (July 27) returned the Rajasthan Cabinet’s recommendation for calling an assembly session from July 31, saying that a 21-day notice should be given for calling the session. He also asked the state government to act on other suggestions and submit the file again. The governor has returned the cabinet’s recommendation twice.
Gehlot, who is facing rebellion from 19 Congress MLAs including former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has been constantly pitching for an Assembly session so that he can prove his majority.
Governor Mishra on Monday had asked Gehlot to be clear about the purpose of calling a session and say whether it is to bring a no confidence motion or not. In the revised proposal sent to the governor, Gehlot had cited the passing of a few bills and not a floor test as the reason for calling an assembly session.
The governor has also asked the government if it is possible to give MLAs a notice period of 21 days before calling the Assembly and how social distancing would be ensured during the session.