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CM Gehlot Lacks Numbers to Prove Majority, Doesn't Trust His Own MLAs: BJP

File photo of Rajasthan BJP President  Satish Poonia, (Image: Twitter/ANI)

File photo of Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia, (Image: Twitter/ANI)

The BJP chief said it was the infighting within the Congress which was to blame for the situation, rather than his party.

  • PTI Jaipur
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 11:10 PM IST
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Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Saturday attacked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying he does not trust his MLAs and lacked the numbers to prove majority in the assembly.

The government is in a five star hotel in Jaisalmer. He has no trust in his ministers and MLAs. Therefore, they are holed up in the hotel amid tight security, Poonia said.

This situation would not have arisen if Gehlot had the numbers, Poonia told reporters at the party office here.

The BJP chief said it was the infighting within the Congress which was to blame for the situation, rather than his party.

Taking a dig at the state government, Poonia said though the law and order situation is deteriorating, its legislators were enjoying the stay at a five star hotel.

The MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had remained confined to Fairmont hotel in Jaipur since July 13 before being flown to Jaisalmer amid a power tussle between the CM and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.

They are expected to stay in Jaisalmer till the beginning of the assembly session from August 14.

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