Rajasthan Assembly Session to begin from August 14

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Rajasthan Assembly Session to begin from August 14
Rajasthan Assembly Session to begin from August 14

Jaipur : The Rajasthan Assembly will be convened on August 14, read a notice issued by Governor Kalraj Mishra's office on Wednesday. This comes days after an alleged stand-off between the CM Ashok Gehlot and the Governor over the session amid coronavirus pandemic.

The Governor had again questioned the government's third proposal that had insisted on July 31 as the date for Assembly Session.

Mr Mishra said that he sees no particular reason for which an assembly session should be called without a 21-day notice to the members, unless the government wants to hold a trust vote. In that particular case, a short session with all safety measures taken is possible.

Sources said the Chief Minister -- who has repeatedly insisted that he has the numbers -- decided to ask for a session exactly 21 days from when the first request was made.

The move was seen as a climbdown from Mr Gehlot's earlier stance that the Governor has to abide by the cabinet's decision on this matter. The Governor, the Chief Minister had claimed, was working under BJP pressure and was going beyond his jurisdiction to block the cabinet proposals.

Meanwhile, CM Gehlot has claimed that he has a support of 102 MLAs, one more than the required number to form the government in the state.

"If the Governor wants us to have a floor test he should direct us, we are in a majority. Why should we ask for a floor test," said Mahesh Joshi, Chief Whip, Rajasthan.