Governor says no to assembly session again despite gehlot's revised proposal

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra rejected the revised proposal of the Ashok Gehlot government for the third time even as Gehlot meets him for the fourth time in an attempt to end the stalemate in the state which began with the rebellion of now-sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot who led 18 other dissident MLAs and revolted against the state government.

Governor Mishra is firm on his condition of a 21-day notice for convening the session of the assembly which Gehlot has asked for from July 31. He also raised the issue of safety of MLAs, asking how they would be safeguarded against coronavirus if the session was convened. The Congress has earlier accused the Governor of bowing to ‘pressure’ and hence not convening the session, a charge denied by Mishra. The Governor gave his conditional assent to the assembly session, asking Gehlot whether or not he wanted a floor test, why the 21-day notice period condition could not be fulfilled and how they would ensure the safety of MLAs.