Rajasthan MLAs ready to withdraw resignations pending with Speaker

New Delhi: Three months after submitting their resignations to Assembly Speaker CP Joshi, around 90 Rajasthan Congress MLAs, most of them loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, are set to withdraw their letters.

While there is no official word from the party, sources told The Indian Express that the MLAs have been asked to withdraw their resignations. “The MLAs will personally approach the Speaker and submit a letter in a prescribed format, stating that they are withdrawing their resignations,” a party leader said.

Angered by the “unilateral” decision of the Congress high command to elect a new chief minister of Rajasthan – said to be Sachin Pilot – without consulting him, around 90 MLAs walked out of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting and submitted their resignations to Joshi. Was given on 25 September, which is pending with them since then. At that time Gehlot was in the race for the post of National President of Congress.

The move follows three major developments: announcement of budget session from January 23, notice to Speaker Joshi by Rajasthan High Court on pending resignations and new Congress state in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa holding discussions and feedback with party leaders in Jaipur for nearly three days For.

On Wednesday, Randhawa met former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and on Friday he met the Assembly Speaker.

Sources said some party leaders in their response discussion with Randhawa had raised the issue of factionalism between Gehlot and Pilot and taking back the resignations of Gehlot loyalists is a step towards resolving it.

When asked about the tussle in the state Congress, Randhawa told reporters, “I am sitting here, not in a five star (hotel), I am sitting among the people.” We’ll finish

He said his priority right now was to set up the organization and complete appointments in the party’s block, district and state level units and the list for this would be released “in 1-2 days”. For next year’s assembly election, he said tickets would not be distributed anytime soon; They will be decided after the survey.

On Thursday, Governor Kalraj Mishra had given his consent to call the assembly session from January 23.

The High Court had on December 6 issued notice to the Speaker and the Secretary of the Assembly on a petition by Deputy Leader of the Opposition Rajendra Rathore in the matter of resignation of the MLAs.