A report on Monday said that Congress MLAs from five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur – might be moved to Rajasthan because of poaching fears. While the 2022 Assembly Elections in Uttarakhand and Goa were held on February 14, votes in Punjab were cast on February 20.
In Manipur, elections are being conducted today, February 28, and phase two of Manipur’s voting is scheduled for March 5. The Uttar Pradesh seven-phase election began on February 10 and will be held until March 7.
The counting of votes will occur on March 10. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met with top party leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and KC Venugopal, in New Delhi on Sunday. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also attended the meeting.
The focus of the discussion was on ways to move forward after the Assembly Election results are announced. Related NewsBaba will be back in Gorakhpur after March 11: Akhilesh Yadav attacks UP CMUP election 2022: After on stage sit-ups to seek forgiveness from voters, BJP’s Bhupesh Chaubey goes viral for giving oil massage to elderly manThe issue of political camping of MLAs from these five states featured prominently in the discussion, and it was decided unanimously to relocate them to Rajasthan, a report in news agency IANS said on Monday.
The state of Rajasthan has been a pioneer in arranging safe camping facilities for MLAs from other states under Gehlot.
In the past, lawmakers from Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh were also moved to Rajasthan to avoid poaching by the Opposition. Assam MLAs were also shifted here for the same reason. Related news Election 2022: ‘Itar Wale Mitra’ accumulated money in their lockers, CM Yogi attacks before the results are announced on March 10, MLAs from a few states might travel to Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot described the meeting as a “courtesy meeting”.
“This was a courtesy meeting. We sought appointments from the veterans and got the meeting scheduled. How we need to go ahead after the elections were also discussed. Also, we had a discussion on organizational polls for the party as well as on the membership drive. Today, those in power at the center do not believe in democracy and we as opposition can lead from the front.
We all holding posts in Congress have the responsibility to ponder upon how we can contribute for the party,” said Gehlot. News agency ANI, meanwhile, mentioned party sources as saying that Bhupesh Baghel discussed party performance in Uttar Pradesh in the meeting, along with state PCC elections and vacancies in the Rajya Sabha.”
The election of block committees will be held in May. At the same time, by September 20, the Congress will also choose its new state president,” according to sources present at the meeting.
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