Governor is under pressure from Top: Ashok Gehlot on delay in Assembly Session
New Delhi : Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who asked the Governor to call Assembly session on Monday to prove majority, was left fuming with no response to his request, resulting in delay of the session. He alleged that the Governor Kalraj Mishra was 'under some pressure' from the top, adding that he and his MLAs would protest there till the Governor gives them the letter accepting their demand.
“Governor is our constitutional head. I don’t hesitate to say that he couldn’t have stopped it (Assembly Session) without some pressure from the top. Why did he not decide yesterday? We’ve requested him again to make a decision soon. People are waiting”, the Chief Minister told the media at a press conference outside the Raj Bhawan.
He further said, “I’m sure that Governor will not come under any pressure, he will make a decision. We hope the Assembly session begins soon. So we are sitting here in protest. After he gives us a letter we will decide the further course of action”.
CM Ashok Gehlot had arrived at the Governor's residence on Friday afternoon, demanding an assembly session on Monday where he can prove majority in the house. At least 100 MLAs who arrived at the Raj Bhawan with the Chief Minister, were seen raising slogans like ‘Rajyapal, house bulao, house bulao (Governor, call the assembly, call the assembly)’, as well as slogans in favour of Ashok Gehlot.
A news report said that the Governor has informed CM that the session cannot be called due to two reasons – coronavirus pandemic and Supreme Court's pending decision.