Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today declared Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati to be “taught a lesson” for “theft of legislators” and said that she would fight all her six MLAs The Supreme Court will go. The party that joined the Congress last year.
Ashok Gehlot took a very thin edge in the assembly after the revolt by his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot. He is just one ahead of the 101 mark in the 200-member Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Six MLAs who merged the Rajasthan BSP into Congress in September helped them secure their party.
BJP leader Madan Dilawar has filed a petition in the Rajasthan High Court against the merger; He dropped the earlier case on the advice of the court and filed a fresh petition today. The BSP also approached the court and asked to be part of the petition of the BJP leader. The petitions have argued that MLAs cannot merge with the Congress in one state only because the BSP is a national party.
“The BSP could have gone to court even earlier, but we were looking for time to teach Congress Party and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot a lesson. Now we have decided to go to court. We will not let the matter come alone.” Mayawati said that the Supreme Court should also go.
The BSP’s petition indicates that if Mayawati returns to the Congress, she is ready to join the BJP.
She vehemently denied the Congress allegations in which she was playing in the hands of the BJP and was actively supporting the party against the Rajasthan Congress government.
“Can the Congress high command not see who is a thief in Rajasthan? Can’t they see Mr. Gehlot? It is easy for him to point a finger at the BSP. We want to teach the Congress a lesson. They want to hide their faults.” BJP’s puppet to us. They should stop fake outrage, ”she said.
Since his unsuccessful participation in the 2018 state elections and the 2019 general elections, the BSP chief, who has been dialing his attacks on the Congress, said he has been betrayed by the Congress. “After the election results, the BSP gave the Congress unconditional support of all its six MLAs. Unfortunately, Chief Minister Gehlot, with malicious intent and to harm the BSP, merged them unconstitutionally with the Congress. The last did the same. Tenure, “the Uttar Pradesh leader created a ruckus.
He reiterated that the BSP had ordered the MLAs to vote against the Congress in any power test in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Mayawati said, “If they do not do so, their party membership will be canceled.”
In June, the BSP went to the Election Commission with a request that the six MLAs be ordered to follow their whips instead of voting as members of Congress in the Rajya Sabha elections. But the powerful election body refused to intervene.