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Vasundhara helping Gehlot stay in power, alleges BJP ally

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | July 16, 2020 11:12 PM

JAIPUR: The political upheaval in Rajasthan took a new turn on Thursday when BJP ally RLP accused BJP leader and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of helping her Congress successor Ashok Gehlot by asking his party's MLAs to support him.

Gehlot camp MLAs are camping in Fairmont Hotel after Sachin Pilot, who was removed as Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress chief earlier this week, alleged that the Gehlot government is in minority.

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party chief Hanuman Beniwal has been running Twitter campaign #Gehlot_Vasundhara_Gathjod on Thursday which is garnering many likes and retweets.

In his tweet, he said: "Raje has personally called Congress MLAs asking them to support Ashok Gehlot whose government is in minority."

Tagging Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President J.P. Nadda, and the Rajasthan BJP in the tweet, he accused her of calling Jat MLAs in Sikar and Nagaur and asking them to keep distance from Sachin Pilot. "I can prove this, " said Beniwal, the MP from Nagaur.

Beniwal quit the BJP just before the 2018 Rajasthan election owing to his differences with Vasundhara Raje.

Meanwhile, Vasundhara Raje has also been staying silent amid all this political turmoil.

Surprisingly, she did not even come for the BJP meeting on Tuesday where her presence was expected.

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