Political crisis ends: Raj CM Gehlot and Sachin Pilot meet, nearly month-long saga ends

NEW DELHI: A few hours after the BJP announced its intention to move a no-trust motion, the Congress sprang a surprise with them, announcing the motion of confidence in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

The month-long political drama has finally come to an end with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and former deputy CM Sachin Pilot meeting before the Congress Legislative Party(CLP) meets in Jaipur. This CLP meet is taking place after a near month-long political crisis in Rajasthan, with former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot rebelling against the Ashok Gehlot led government with 18 other Congress MLAs backing him.

At the meeting, Gehlot said he could win the trust vote even without the 19 MLAs, but that would ‘not provide him happiness’.

The BJP, in a meeting, has decided to pass a no-confidence motion in the Assembly, Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Gulab Chand Kataria said.

“Coronavirus cases are on the rise and the law and order situation is badly deteriorating. Attempts were made to link those, who were arrested by the SOG (Special Operations Group) over allegations of conspiring to topple the government, with BJP but the Government failed in this. We will mention all these issues in the proposal,” Kataria told PTI.

Though the political crisis in the Congress has resolved , all is still not good as ‘one faction is going east while the other is going west’ he added.

Meanwhile, the Congress has maintained that this crisis is now a ‘closed chapter’ and that all legislators will now work towards strengthening the party and government while also fighting economic calamities along with fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

100 MLAs living together for a month ‘is a big thing in itself and has never happened in India’s history’ and that it is now time to ‘forgive and forget’ and move on in the interest of the nation, the Rajasthan CM added.

On the other hand, the BJPs national leadership has cautioned the state leaders to stay united and ensure that all the MLA’s remain together.