Gehlot seeks assembly session from July 31; floor test not on list

A revised proposal sent to Governor Kalraj Mishra mentions about the discussion of bills including one on the COVID-19 situation

Chief minister Gehlot has said that he is ready to welcome Pilot if the party is fine with his return. Photo: Twitter/ANI

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday (July 26) submitted a revised proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra, urging him to start a session of the state assembly from July 31. The proposal reportedly doesn’t talk about the floor test – the primary reason why Gehlot was pitching for an Assembly session – and instead mentions discussion of bills including one on the COVID-19 situation.

Gehlot and several other Congress MLAs had staged a sit-in at the Raj Bhawan on Friday (July 24) demanding the convening of an Assembly session. The Gehlot camp had accused the governor of acting under pressure from the BJP and stalling a decision in this regard.

Gehlot is engaged in a power tussle with his former deputy Sachin Pilot. While Pilot has the allegiance of 18 MLAs, Gehlot claims to have the support of more than 100 MLAs in the 200-member Assembly. The chief minister has been demanding the convening of an assembly session to be able to prove his majority.

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