Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot wins vote of confidence in state assembly

The political battle in Rajasthan concludes with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot winning the trust vote in the state legislative assembly.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot finally clinched a decisive victory after his government won the trust vote in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Friday, 14 August. Gehlot’s victory in Rajasthan Assembly marks the end of the political brawl that lasted for a month after Sachin Pilot left the party. His move threatened the majority government that the Congress enjoys in Rajasthan.

BJP did try some last-minute saber-rattling on Thursday, 13 August when it said that a no-confidence motion would be brought against Gehlot government. This was announced by Opposition leader Gulab Chand Kataria after the legislature party meet.

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However, this was countered by Ashok Gehlot who said a confidence-motion will be brought in the assembly by the government.