Congress revokes the suspension of two Rajasthan MLAs who had rebelled against the Ashok Gehlot government
Bengaluru: The Congress on Thursday (August 13) revoked the suspension of two Rajasthan MLAs who had rebelled against the Ashok Gehlot government.
Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh were suspended from the Congress last month over their alleged involvement in a "conspiracy" to topple the Congress government in the state.
According to reports, the Congress revoked the suspension due to the patch-up between Gehlot and his sacked deputy Pilot.
AICC general secretary Avinash Pande tweeted, "After a consultative discussion, the suspension of @INCRajasthan MLA Sh. Bhanwarlal Sharma Ji and Sh. @vishvendrabtp ji is hereby revoked (sic)."
The Congress had taken action against them on July 17 after three audio tapes allegedly pertaining to the conspiracy to topple the government surfaced.
In what had signalled a thaw in the strained ties between the Congress high command and Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, the rebel leader reportedly met ex-party chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Nineteen Congress rebels, including Pilot, revolted against Gehlot, posing a threat to the Congress government in Rajasthan. Congress had removed Pilot as the Deputy Chief Minister and as the state chief of the party on July 14 but also had sent many feelers to Pilot, though the rebel leader has not opened his cards yet even though he has said he would not join the BJP.
Gehlot has convened a session of the state assembly on August 14 where he will prove his majority.
The fight between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot began as Pilot faced allegations of destablising the Ashok Gehlot government.
Ashok Gehlot had even termed him useless and worthless in the open. But as soon as the thaw was reached, Ashok Gehlot had reportedly offered to resign.
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Last Updated 13, Aug 2020, 7:00 PM