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It will be victory of truth, says Gehlot as Congress government to go for trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

The session comes after a month-long political crisis in the state which started with the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress MLAs.

Published: 14th August 2020 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2020 12:23 PM   |  A+A-

CLP meeting, Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot along with senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot flashes victory signs during the party MLAs meeting at CM residence in Jaipur on Thursday. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

JAIPUR: A key session of the Rajasthan assembly in which the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government will move a vote of confidence began Friday.

The House assembled at 11 am and paid tributes to former MP Governor Lalji Tandon and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi and other leaders who recently passed away.

After the obituary reference, the Speaker adjourned the House till 1 pm.

Some of the Congress MLAs staying in a hotel here could not reach the assembly on time due to heavy rainfall and traffic congestion.

The city roads are flooded due to incessant rainfall.

The session comes after a month-long political crisis in the state which started with the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress MLAs.

Gehlot also said it would be 'a victory of truth' during the assembly session that began on Friday.

The Congress government has said Gehlot will seek a vote of confidence after the opposition BJP said it will move a motion of no confidence against it.

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Changes were also made in the seating arrangements of Pilot and Vishvendra Singh, who were sacked from the state cabinet last month.

While Pilot's chair was placed in the second row from the front, Singh was seen sitting on a separate chair in the last row.

The chief minister chaired a CLP meeting on Thursday where the decision to move the vote of confidence was taken.

The CLP meeting was also attended by the 18 MLAs who had revolted along with Pilot, a party leader had said.

However, the Opposition BJP said on Thursday that the party will move a motion of no confidence against the government.

With the disgruntled MLAs back in the party-fold, following the intervention of the top leadership, the Congress is likely to pass the floor test.

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Pilot was sacked as the state's deputy chief minister and Gehlot referred to him as "useless", using the Hindi term "nikamma".

At a CLP meeting Thursday, Gehlot urged Congress MLAs to forget the acrimony of the past month and move on.

"As the Legislative Assembly session begins today, It would be the victory of the people of Rajasthan and the unity of our Congress MLAs, it would be a victory of truth: Satyamev Jayate," Gehlot tweeted Friday.

The House, which began at 11 am, has been adjourned till 1 pm.

In a House of 200, the party has 107 MLAs and the support of independents and allies.

The BJP has 72 members.

Special seating arrangements have been made in the House because of the pandemic.

In a House of 200, the party has 107 MLAs and the support of independents and allies.

The BJP has 72 members.

(With PTI Inputs)

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