Springing up a surprise in the already heated tussle for power in Rajasthan, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday issued a whip to its six MLAs, directing them to vote against Congress in any “No Confidence Motion” or any proceedings to be held during the Rajasthan Assembly Session.
Rajasthan: BSP issues whip to 6 MLAs who were elected on its symbol, directing to vote against the congress party in any No- Confidence Motion' or any other proceedings in the Assembly. #RajasthanPoliticalCrisis pic.twitter.com/EsFSzxjmv0
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BSP General Secretary Satish Chandra Misra told ANI that notices had been issued to the six MLAs separately as well as collectively. “Notices have been issued to the six MLAs separately as well as collectively, stating that since BSP is a national party, there cannot be any merger at the state level at the insistence of the MLAs, unless there is a merger of the party at the national level. If they violate it, they will be disqualified,” he said.
The BSP also said that President’s rule should be imposed in the state in view of the political crisis and COVID-19 situation in the state.
“BSP chief Mayawati had issued a press note over the state’s current situation where she said that when people are suffering due to the pandemic, the government, on the other hand, locks their MLAs in a five-star hotel instead of letting them work for public welfare. BSP believes that in view of the current situation in the state, President’s rule should be imposed in Rajasthan,” Satish Chandra Misra, the party’s national general secretary, told ANI.
“For the first time, a Chief Minister is going to stage a protest at Raj Bhavan. This proves that the law and order has been affected in the state. Governor should take a decision in this matter, and the President’s rule should be imposed in Rajasthan without any delay in the view of political crisis and COVID-19 situation,” he said.
A political crisis arose in the state after differences between former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and CM Ashok Gehlot came out in the open. Pilot was denied as the Deputy Chief Minister and the state unit chief of Congress party.
BSP ने राजस्थान में अपने विधायकों को हर कार्यवाही में कांग्रेस के ख़िलाफ़ वोट करने को कहा है
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While many are questioning the actual stand that BSP wants to hold on to, It seems they have been diplomatic as usual about it.
Recently after NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that matters of national security shouldn’t be politicized, BSP chief Mayawati joined the authorities, saying that her party would always side with the government on issues related to country’s welfare and security.
“It doesn’t matter which party it is. When Congress was in power, we supported it and now that BJP.” she said, asking the Congress to desist from calling her party “a toy in the hands of the BJP”.
Well, the above statement clearly puts the mentality of the diplomatic politics that’s ruling the state.