As mystery deepens on the whereabouts of the 18 Congress legislators from Rajasthan, who have sided with Sachin Pilot in his open up revolt versus Main Minister Ashok Gehlot, a rebel MLA has told NDTV that they are not headed to BJP-ruled Karnataka, as speculated through the night.
“No way,” a senior legislator from Group Pilot advised NDTV when questioned if they are heading to Karnataka, in a replay of the Madhya Pradesh coup. He, however, was not keen to expose the present locale of the MLAs.
These rebels have been lacking due to the fact Friday night, when a crew of Rajasthan Police’s Distinctive Functions Team (SOG) went to one of the resorts they were being tenting in, in Manesar in BJP-dominated Haryana near Delhi.
The Rajasthan Law enforcement had absent to report a voice sample of Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who, in accordance to the Congress, is heard on tape discussing bribes from the BJP as component of a conspiracy to bring down the Ashok Gehlot government. NDTV are unable to confirm the authenticity of these tapes.
The Rajasthan Law enforcement staff was stopped briefly right before being permitted within by the Haryana Law enforcement. They returned vacant-handed as the 18 MLAs were nowhere to be uncovered.
Resources in the Rajasthan Police’s SOG believe that the rebel legislators are somewhere in Delhi.
The resort politics that is remaining performed out over Rajasthan now is very similar to a further younger Congress leader’s exit previously this year. Jyotiraditya Scindia altered camp in March with 22 loyalist MLAs – which led to the collapse of the Kamal Nath governing administration in Madhya Pradesh. The MLAs had been flown in a chartered aircraft to a vacation resort in Bengaluru then.
Sachin Pilot has been close to Delhi with his rebel MLAs considering that the weekend. His functioning feud with Ashok Gehlot escalated just after he was requested to reply concerns on the alleged conspiracy to deliver down the governing administration in which he was amount two. As he refused to return to Jaipur and skipped meetings referred to as by the Main Minister, he was removed as Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan Congress chief. But in Delhi, the Congress management proceeds its initiatives to bring him all around.
Mr Pilot, immediately after staying sacked as Deputy Chief Minister and president of the Congress device in Rajasthan, has absent to court docket to problem the move to disqualify him and 18 some others from the Rajasthan assembly. The Congress claims they acted from the celebration by defying recommendations to seem at two meetings this week that have been chaired by Mr Gehlot.