Rajasthan political crisis: Delaying trust vote is obstructing democracy, says Congress

Updated: Jul 27, 2020, 08:56 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

He also cited SC judgments and several precedents including those of Rajasthan assembly with regard to the convening of the assembly session to assert that the Governor cannot act of his own and can only do so with the advice of the Cabinet

Congress workers take part in a protest over Rajasthan's political crisis, in Jaipur, on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Congress workers take part in a protest over Rajasthan's political crisis, in Jaipur, on Saturday. Pic/PTI

The Congress on Sunday accused the Rajasthan Governor of resorting to the "worst kind of obstruction of democracy" by raising "superficial and motivated" queries on Ashok Gehlot government's demand for convening a session of the state assembly. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said his party wants a floor test in the state assembly and is "begging" for it, but the governor is not convening the House and "delaying" the trust vote allegedly at the behest of the central government.

He also cited SC judgments and several precedents including those of Rajasthan assembly with regard to the convening of the assembly session to assert that the Governor cannot act of his own and can only do so with the advice of the Cabinet. "Such superficial, clearly motivated, digressive and extraneous queries establish that they are coming from the highest authorities of the central government and being parroted without change as His Master's Voice from Raj Bhawan, Jaipur. We all know who that Master is. But, it decimates the lustre and dignity of the governor's constitutional position," Singhvi said.

Raj Guv receives revised proposal

The Rajasthan governor has received a revised proposal from the state cabinet led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot requesting that a session of the assembly be called on July 31, Raj Bhawan sources said on Sunday. The proposal was received late on Saturday night, they said.

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