'You too should resign': BJP takes jibe at Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot amid political crisis
High drama unfolded in Rajasthan on Sunday as a group of Congress MLAs loyal to CM Gehlot reached the assembly speaker's residence to submit their resignation.
- Opposition BJP on Sunday hinted at the imposition of President's rule in the Rajasthan
- The saffron party also called the ruling Congress the "government of camps"
- High drama unfolded in Rajasthan after a group of Gehlot loyalist MLAs reached the assembly speaker's residence
Jaipur: Amid high political drama over leadership change in Rajasthan, the Opposition BJP on Sunday hinted at the imposition of President's rule in the state. The saffron party also called the ruling Congress the "government of camps", with the BJP state chief tweeting "God save Rajasthan".
"The current political situation in Rajasthan is pointing towards President's rule. Chief Minister @ashokgehlot51, why are you doing drama? Why is there a delay after the cabinet has resigned? You too should resign," Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore commented on Twitter.
राजस्थान में मौजूदा राजनीतिक हालात राष्ट्रपति शासन की ओर इशारा कर रहे हैं। मुख्यमंत्री @ashokgehlot51 जी, आप नाटक क्यों कर रहे हों। मंत्रिमंडल के इस्तीफे के बाद अब देरी कैसी। आप भी इस्तीफा दे दीजिए। — Rajendra Rathore (@Rajendra4BJP) September 25, 2022
BJP state president Satish Poonia said the trends for 2023 assembly elections have started showing in the state.
"There is not so much uncertainty in today's India-Australia cricket match as there is about the leaders in the Congress party of Rajasthan. The meetings of MLAs are going on separately, the political hypocrisy of resignations is going on separately. What rule will they enforce? Where will they take Rajasthan, God save Rajasthan," he said. Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said the government is all set to work from a hotel.
"The government of camps. Ready to go back to the camp again!!" he tweeted.
High drama unfolded in Rajasthan Sunday evening as a group of Congress MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reached the assembly speaker's residence to submit their resignation ahead of a legislature party meeting which was called to decide on his successor.
The development suggested a worsening power struggle between the chief minister and Sachin Pilot who was tipped to be Gehlot's replacement after he declared his candidature for the Congress president's post.