Jaipur, Mar 24 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday puzzled the Election Commission’s determination to defer the polls to the Rajya Sabha, mentioning horse buying and selling efforts through the BJP.
Condemning the verdict, the Congress chief stated the transfer comes below the scanner because the BJP wanted ‘extra time’ for horse buying and selling.
‘The determination to defer the RS elections no doubt comes below the scanner because the BJP isn’t ready to achieve horse buying and selling in Gujarat and Rajasthan. They need some extra time. Sad day for democracy,’ Gehlot tweeted.
Saying that the verdict used to be taken with out taking political events into self assurance, the manager minister alleged that the ballot panel ‘deliberately unnoticed’ that parliament used to be in consultation until Monday and the oath-taking rite in Madhya Pradesh used to be held at the similar day.
The Election Commission had deferred the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for March 26 in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
The elections to fill the rest 18 of the 55 seats within the Upper House of Parliament have been to be hung on March 26 as 37 applicants have already been elected and not using a contest.
According to the order issued through the fee, there shall be no exchange within the record of applicants.
The subsequent election date shall be determined through the fee taking into consideration the cases within the due process time.
In Rajasthan, 3 of the 10 Rajya Sabha seats have been to head the polls on Thursday.
The Congress had named Ok C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi as its applicants while the BJP fielded Rajendra Gehlot and Omkar Singh Lakhawat for the polls. With Lakhawat within the fray, a difficult contest is at the playing cards for the 3 seats, these days held through the BJP applicants whose time period will expire the following month.
Lakhawat is seemed to be the collection of the BJP to money in at the factionalism inside the Congress, birthday party leaders stated.
The Congress Party’s most effective Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan is former top minister Manmohan Singh, who used to be elected unopposed within the bypolls held ultimate yr.
The Congress, which got here to energy within the state in December 2018, has a complete of 107 MLAs within the 200-member Rajasthan meeting whilst the BJP has 72 legislators. PTI AG RDK RDK