Congressional government in Rajasthan expected to leave: BJP’s Satish Poonia

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What is happening in Congress today is the result of internal strife, said Satish Poonia (File)

Jaipur:

The Congressional government in Rajasthan should leave because it has lost people’s confidence, the BJP said on Monday amid a power struggle within the ruling party.

Rajasthan’s deputy, CM Sachin Pilot, declared an open rebellion against chief minister Ashok Gehlot and claimed that the government was in the minority because it had the support of more than 30 deputies in the 200-member assembly.

Asked about speculation that the BJP could support the pilot camp from the outside, State Party President Satish Poonia said “we have all the options open” and that a decision would be made based on development of the situation and as directed by central management.

Poonia said young leaders have always been “overlooked and put aside” in Congress. The pilot worked for five years to strengthen Congress but has been overlooked, added Poonia.

What is happening in Congress today is the result of internal strife, said the head of the BJP.

“The government of Congress has lost people’s confidence. It should be in the public interest. The government has not kept its promises to people,” Poonia told reporters.

“We have all options open. We will follow the instructions of the party’s high command … We will follow their instructions,” he said about what the BJP would do in these circumstances.

Regarding developments within the ruling party, the BJP state president, who is also a member of parliament, said that many things were still under cover and had not yet come out.

Congressmen locked themselves up in a seaside resort near Jaipur on Monday after a meeting of the legislative party, where they expressed their support for the Prime Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, and only indirectly referred to Sachin Pilot, whose rebellion threatens his government.

A resolution passed at the Party meeting of the Legislative Assembly of Congress called for “strong disciplinary measures” against any party member or CLP member who does anything to weaken the government or the party.

Poonia also alleged that the government, collectors at the peon, was committed to saving the government instead of facing the coronavirus crisis.

Regarding income tax cuts in premises linked to Congress leaders, Mr. Poonia said it could be a coincidence that conducting such actions requires prior exercise.

(This story has not been edited by GalacticGaming staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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