Rajasthan: Congress in-charge Randhawa told Joshi’s resignation as part of ‘action’
Congress’s Rajasthan in-charge Sukhjinder Randhawa cited water supply minister Mahesh Joshi’s resignation as chief whip as part of the “action” against him for the September 25 incident.
Congress’s Rajasthan in-charge Sukhjinder Randhawa cited water supply minister Mahesh Joshi’s resignation as chief whip as part of the “action” against him for the September 25 incident. At the same time, Joshi targeted the Sachin Pilot camp in gestures and said that it is now waiting to see when action will be taken against those who “weaken the government and the party”. Is Mahesh Joshi’s resignation part of the action regarding the September 25 incident?
When asked, Randhawa told reporters here on Saturday, “It is about action as well as the two posts that are there…both are there.” accepted his resignation on Friday. According to an official spokesperson, “Joshi had tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Whip before the start of the budget session, which was accepted by Gehlot on Friday.”
Joshi is also the water supply minister. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Joshi said he was happy that Randhawa has accepted his resignation as part of the “action”. At the same time, he also raised the demand for action against the MLAs of the Pilot camp in gestures. He said that he was already wishing that he should be relieved of one post. Joshi said, “My resignation was accepted by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Randhawa ji accepted it as part of the action… I am happy that action has been taken and my wish has also been fulfilled.”
With this, Joshi said, “And I am waiting for the people whose names, against whom there have been complaints, to weaken the party… to work against the party, against the government… I am the only one.” No, everyone else will also have to wait to see what action is taken against them. That action should be taken and the message of equality goes to all the workers. Joshi said that there was no pressure on him to resign. Significantly, Pilot and some of his supporting MLAs had adopted a rebellious attitude against Chief Minister Gehlot in 2020, which created a political crisis in the state.
However, the matter was resolved with the intervention of the high command. At the same time, on September 25 last year, the Congress Legislature Party meeting was to be held at Gehlot’s residence in the presence of party observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken. The MLAs from the Gehlot camp did not attend the proposed meeting and held a parallel meeting at the home of Self-Government Minister Shanti Dhariwal.
These MLAs were later elected by Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi’s residence and submitted their resignations against any move to appoint Pilot as the new chief minister in place of Gehlot (who was then in the running for Congress president). Considering it as indiscipline, the party issued show cause notices to Mahesh Joshi, Shanti Dhariwal and Dharmendra Rathod, President of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in the Assembly.
Pilots have been continuously raising the demand for action in this matter. On the other hand, Randhawa, Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasara, former minister Harish Chowdhary had a meeting with Gehlot at the chief minister’s residence on Friday morning. Gehlot was on a tour of Pratapgarh on Saturday.
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