The Chief of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati, thrashed Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, for “unconstitutionally” merging her party’s MLAs with Congress. She also alarmed that she will approach the Supreme Court with regards to the decision of the six MLAs of BSP merging with Congress.
Mayawati stated that she could have gone to the court earlier but she and her party were looking forward to teach the Rajasthan Chief Minister and his party, a lesson. “The BSP could have gone to court earlier too but we were looking for a time to teach Congress party and CM Ashok Gehlot, a lesson”, said Mayawati in a statement. “Now we have decided to go to the court. We will not let this matter alone. We will go even to the Supreme Court”, she added further.
She also asserted that she has asked the MLAs in the Rajasthan assembly to vote against Congress in any session of the assembly. She assured that if they MLAs happen to do otherwise, “their party membership will be cancelled”.
The BSP Chief also whipped the Congress leaders for accusing her of colluding with the BJP government in the state so as to topple the Rajasthan government. “The Congress itself carried out the act which they now call ‘theft’ while taking away six BJP legislators”, she quoted in a statement. “The saying ulta chor kotwal ko daante fits here”, she added further. She called this move by the party, “unconstitutional, immoral and against people’s mandate”.
#WATCH BSP Chief Mayawati says, "…Congress itself carried out the act which they now call 'theft', while taking away 6 BSP MLAs. It's unconstitutional, immoral and against people's mandate. They're now raising a hue & cry. The saying 'ulta chor kotwal ko daante' fits here." pic.twitter.com/AA32cHIDwT
— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2020
The Congress government in Rajasthan is already facing turbulence with the former Deputy Chief Minister and his ally MLAs rebelling against the Chief Minister. This statement by the BSP Chief, comes a day after the BJP MLA challenging the inaction by the Congress speaker on the alleged BSP-Congress collusion in the state.