BJP to move no-confidence motion against Gehlot govt

The decision comes days after an "amicable resolution" of the month-long political crisis in Rajasthan

Ashok Gehlot
"My charge is that the media has boycotted the yatra. Lakhs of people are joining it. But the national media is not supporting it," said Gehlot | File Image

Rajasthan Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria on Thursday (August 13) said that the BJP will move a motion of no-confidence against the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot in the state assembly, which is scheduled to resume sessions from Friday.

The decision was taken in a BJP legislature party meeting held here on Thursday. After the meeting, Kataria said, while speaking to reporters, that the motion of no confidence will be moved in the assembly session.

The saffron party’s decision comes days after an “amicable resolution” of the nearly month-long political crisis in Rajasthan. Congress leader Sachin Pilot had openly rebelled against Gehlot last month along with 18 other party MLAs, which lead to his sacking from the posts of deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit chief.

Following the Gehlot-Pilot truce, the Congress on Monday said the crisis in Rajasthan was a “closed chapter” and all legislators supporting its government will work towards strengthening the state government and fighting COVID-19 and economic calamities.


(With inputs from agencies)