Rajasthan Governor returns to Gehlot govt revised proposal on convening Assembly session
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday returned to the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government a cabinet note seeking an Assembly session with fresh queries.
This is the second time that the Governor has sought clarifications from the government.
The state cabinet had sent a revised note to the Governor last week requesting that a session of the Assembly be called on July 31 after he returned the first proposal seeking clarifications on six points.
Mishra had on Friday sought clarifications on six points from the state government, after Congress MLAs held a five-hour dharna on the lawns of the Raj Bhawan pressing for a Vidhan Sabha session.
The dharna was called off, according to the Congress, after Mishra said he will abide by the Constitution but not act under any pressure.
The Governor asked Gehlot to submit again, with the clarifications, his recommendation for calling a session.
A statement from the Governor included queries on the free movement of MLAs and the reason why the session needed to be called urgently.
After a late night sitting, the cabinet met again at Gehlot's home on Saturday, approving the new draft.
The Congress government, which is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs, says it wants to hold the session so its majority can be proved.