Mayawati Amid Rajasthan are Looking To Teach Ashok Gehlot a Lesson
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will “be taught a lesson” for “theft of MLAs”, warned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati today, declaring she would go all the way to the Supreme Court to fight six MLAs of her party joining the Congress last year.
Ashok Gehlot has a very thin lead in the assembly after a revolt by his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot. He is just one ahead of the majority mark of 101 in the 200-member Rajasthan assembly. Six MLAs who merged the Rajasthan BSP into the Congress in September helped him secure his tally.
BJP leader Madan Dilawar has petitioned the Rajasthan High Court against the merger; he dropped an earlier case on the court’s advice and filed a fresh petition today. The BSP has also approached the court and asked to be made a part of the BJP leader’s petition. The petitions argue that the MLAs cannot legally merge into the Congress in just one state since the BSP is a national party.