SignIn
Kerala Kaumudi Online
Sunday, 09 August 2020 2.55 AM IST

Bid to poach MLAs: Rajasthan government's chief whip to ACB; Congress MLAs taken to luxury resort

rajasthan

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government's chief whip on Wednesday said attempts are being made to destabilise the state government even as Congress MLAs were taken to a luxury resort in Jaipur for a meeting called by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Alleging attempts to poach the party MLAs and the independent legislators backing the government, chief whip Mahesh Joshi forwarded a written complaint to the DG, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

He sought action against identified elements for the corrupt conduct and attempts for destabilising the government.

"It has come to my knowledge that like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, attempts are being made to destabilise the government in Rajasthan," he said in the complaint.

However, he did not specify who is making the attempts. ACB DG Alok Tripathi said action will be taken on the complaint.

"We have received the complaint and it will be probed. Suitable action will be taken," the officer said.

Meanwhile, the MLAs, who were earlier summoned by the chief minister at his residence for a discussion ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections in the state, were taken to a luxury resort in buses on the Delhi highway. Gehlot also reached the resort to hold discussions.

The Congress has nominated K C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi for the elections while the BJP fielded Rajendra Gehlot and Onkar Singh Lakhawat.

In the assembly of 200, the Congress has 107 MLAs, including six those who defected to the party from the BSP last year. The party enjoys the support of 12 of the 13 Independent MLAs in the state.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION
TAGS: RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT, CONGRESS MLAS, BJP
KERALA KAUMUDI EPAPER
TRENDING IN INDIA
TRENDING IN INDIA
X
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.