Mayawati demands President's rule in Rajasthan over 'poaching', 'phone tapping'
New Delhi : Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati has stepped in the Rajasthan politics, demanding President's rule over Ashok Gehlot's violation of the constitution with alleged 'poaching' and 'phone tapping' matter.
"It is evident now that Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has violated the Constitution as well as twice used his deceit to poach and induct the BSP MLAs into Congress party fold. He has also committed grave acts of illegal phone tapping. The governor must take cognisance of such political instability and seek a President's Rule in Rajasthan" Mayawati said on Twitter.
On Wednesday there were reports which claimed that six BSP MLAs have joined the ruling Congress party and this may have helped Ashok Gehlot in case of majority test.
The fresh move by Mayawati comes a day after BJP sought disqualification of the six BSP MLAs by writing a letter to Rajasthan assembly Speaker C P Joshi.
"I had conveyed to you that September 18, 2019 induction of elected legislators of BSP into Congress should lead to their disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. The decision is still pending. I appeal for an early decision on this issue," BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, from Kota's Ramganj Mandi, reiterated his party's earlier stance on March 6 this year.