Gehlot vs Pilot: Decoding the desert storm

The state is tottering on the brink and could collapse, the moment desertion of Cong MLAs is confirmed

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wants to convene an immediate session of the House to prove his majority. Photo: PTI (File)

The Rajasthan political crisis is going through various twists and turns for the last three weeks. Amid raging global pandemic, the politicians are busy playing their own little games to grab power with total disregard to people’s problems.

The crisis started with former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot getting a notice from a state investigating agency that wished to probe his role for allegedly hobnobbing with the Opposition with an aim to overthrow the regime headed by his boss, Ashok Gahlot.

Sachin and 18 MLAs supporting him crossed over to BJP-ruled Haryana and locked themselves up in a hotel. Officially, they are still in the Congress party and are only seeking the replacement of Ashok Gahlot.

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The state government is tottering on the brink and could collapse, the moment the desertion of party MLAs is confirmed. The Chief Minister wants to convene an immediate session of the House to prove his majority. The Governor Kalraj Mishra has not obliged him.

Congress party suspects that the Governor is adopting delay tactics to allow the rebellion ranks to swell further. To get a deeper perspective on the developing situation in Rajasthan we bring you this discussion.

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