Jaipur: In the wake of internal feud in Rajasthan Congress Legislature Party (CLP), the party’s general secretary Avinash Pande has claimed that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has the support of 109 MLAs in the assembly. MLAs have already signed the letters in support for Gehlot.
“Till now, 109 MLAs have signed support letters, expressing their support and full confidence in the government led by Ashok Gehlot ji and the leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi ji. Apart from this, some other MLAs have also spoken on phone with the Chief Minister and they too will give their approval to the support letter,” Pande said in a late night media briefing on Sunday.
Pande also informed the media that a whip has been issued by the party making it mandatory for all legislators to be present in a crucial meeting in Jaipur on Monday. “Any MLA who doesn’t attend the meeting without mentioning any personal or special reasons, strict disciplinary action will be initiated against them,” he said.
Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Congress chief and Deputy Chief Minister who claimed 30 MLAs’ support, has refused to attend the meet.