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BJP behind conspiracy to topple Cong govt in Raj: PS

Jaipur: Amid an ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, State Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas alleged on Tuesday that the BJP has again started hatching a conspiracy to topple the Congress government. “ED, income tax department, CBI officials are sitting in Rajasthan. BJP’s game has started. BJP is again engaged in a conspiracy to topple the Rajasthan government,” Khachariyawas told reporters here. The Congress in Rajasthan plunged into a crisis on Sunday as several MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot resigned over a possible move to appoint Pilot as Gehlot’s successor, their rebellion erupting just ahead of a CLP meeting. Upset over the open rebellion, Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought a written report on it from party observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken on Monday as the chances of Gehlot becoming the party chief receded and other names cropped up for the post. Khachariyawas said the views of the MLAs should be heard. “We have faith in the party leadership. Every Congress worker in the country considers Sonia Gandhi like his mother. A mother always does justice,” he added.

“Still, whatever our in-charge, leadership, Ashok Gehlotji will decide, we will accept,” he added. Khachariyawas has once again said that if the high command decides to make any of the 102 MLAs who were locked in the hotel in a political crisis, then there is no problem. “But it is not acceptable if those who were talking to Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan to bring down the government, are handed over the command. Ajay Maken was with MLAs during the earlier political crisis and he knows what they want,” he said. He said there is no question of displeasure with Sachin Pilot, but what 102 decide will happen. In the meanwhile, Clarifying on meeting of CM Gehlot loyalist MLAs held at Shanti Dhariwal’s residence, Congress party’s Chief Whip & Cabinet Minister Mahesh Joshi said that there was a message of KC Venugopal that the Observers will chair the CLP meeting. “This message wasn’t mine. It was not conveyed that there would be a consultation. Ajay Maken would have ordered that there will also be a consultation. So it is wrong to level this allegation on me,” Dr Mahesh Joshi said

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