Ashok Gehlot phones PM Narendra Modi, complains about Governor
Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to speak about the ongoing situation and Governor Kalraj Mishra's behavior of delaying the assembly session despite repeated requests and a sit-in on the Governor’s lawns.
The CM also claimed that he has written to President Ram Nath Kovind about the situation in the state.
"I spoke with the Prime Minister yesterday and told him about the behaviour of the Governor. I spoke with him regarding the letter I had written to him seven days back," said Gehlot, adding that the Governor has sent them a six page 'prem patr (Love letter).'
Meanwhile, the Governor has sought a clarification from the state government over a fresh proposal from CM Ashok Gehlot to convene the assembly session from July 31. Claiming that under the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation it will not be feasible to call all house members at such short notice.
Gehlot, who has been pressing for an assembly session to prove his majority on the floor of the House, has alleged that the Governor is under "pressure from the top."
“As per established conventions of the Constitution, principles of parliamentary democracy, the relevant articles of the Constitution and authoritative pronouncements of the Supreme Court, the Governor is duty bound to act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers in the matter of convening the state assembly,” three former law ministers from Congress party wrote to the Governor.