Gehlot cabinet meets today to discuss conditions placed by Governor

The Ashok Gehlot cabinet is scheduled to meet at 10am today to discuss the conditions placed by Governor Kalraj Mishra on convening the assembly session as the state of limbo continues in Rajasthan.

Earlier on Monday, declaring that “Raj Bhavan has no intention to not call the (assembly) session”, governor Kalraj Mishra directed the Ashok Gehlot cabinet to submit a fresh request based on his “three-point advice” that includes a “clear notice of 21 days” to convene the House unless the government spells out that it wants to seek a trust vote.

The governor gave his nod to the assembly session though putting forth conditions to be satisfied by the Gehlot government which is facing a rebellion from now-sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs.

“Going by its statements in print and electronic media, it appears the state government wants to call the assembly session to bring a confidence motion, but there is no mention of it in the proposal it has sent. If the state government wants to seek a confidence vote, then it can become a reasonable basis for calling the session at short notice,” the governor’s office said.