Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has once again sent the file for calling the assembly session from July 31 to the Government of Rajasthan. On this, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that for the third time the Governor has sent a love letter. Now I’m going to have tea with them, what’s the matter?
It is worth mentioning that there was a cabinet meeting on Tuesday at the residence of CM Ashok Gehlot, in which the Governor’s objections were discussed for calling a special session of the assembly. Meanwhile, Gehlot’s team drafted their reply and sent a letter to the Governor requesting him for the third time to call a special session on 31 July.
After the cabinet meeting, Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khariwas said that we have a legal right to call the session. The governor cannot question it, yet we are answering his questions. As far as 21 days notice is concerned, 10 days have already passed, yet the Governor has not issued any date.
Governor Kalraj Mishra has returned the file of the state government proposing the demand for special assembly session twice. The Gehlot government feels that it is adamant on convening a special session from 31 July. The political crisis has started with a fight between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot, which has now turned into a Gehlot vs Governor battle.
Earlier on Monday, the governor rejected Gehlot government’s demand to call a special assembly session and said that the government would have to give 21 days notice to call the session. The governor had also asked whether the government wants any confidence vote.
Governor Kalraj Mishra had said, ‘If any confidence vote needs to be passed under any circumstances, it should be in the presence of the Principal Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Affairs and a video should also be recorded. It should also be broadcast live.
The Governor had also asked that if the assembly session is called, how will social distancing be ensured? The Governor asked whether there was a mechanism through which 200 members and more than 1000 officers and employees would not be at risk of coronavirus? If someone has an infection, how will it be prevented from spreading?