IN WHAT is about to extend the friction between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, the BJP Monday wrested the Jaipur zila pramukh from the Congress regardless of being in a minority. The Congress turncoat who helped the BJP win, Rama Devi, is thought to be near Pilot loyalist Ved Prakash Solanki, who’s an MLA from Chaksu in Jaipur.
The BJP additionally managed to take the Bharatpur zila parishad, the place it was two in need of a majority. In a humiliation to the Congress, it polled solely 9 votes right here, regardless of successful 14 seats. The BJP, which had gained 17 seats, polled 28 votes after cross-voting by 5 Congress members and with the help of 4 Independents and two from the BSP.
Having conclusively gained Sirohi zila parishad, the get together therefore controls three of the six zila parishads for which ends had been declared Saturday — matching the Congress, whose candidates had been elected zila pramukhs in Sawai Madhopur, Dausa and Jodhpur.
Rama Devi, the brand new Jaipur zila pramukh, had gained from Jaipur Ward No. 17 on a Congress image. On Monday morning, she joined the BJP within the presence of state president Satish Poonia and Deputy Chief of Opposition Rajendra Rathore, amongst others, and was introduced because the BJP candidate for Jaipur zila pramukh. She gained defeating Saroj Devi of the Congress, due to cross-voting by one Congress member.
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In a veiled assault on Pilot following the event, Gehlot mentioned, “The identical individuals who tried to topple the federal government are concerned in horse-trading.” He additionally attacked the BJP. “Until yesterday the BJP was making accusations of misuse of presidency equipment and now they’ve elected a zila pramukh by way of horse-trading. Had the Congress authorities misused state equipment just like the earlier BJP authorities, this could not have been potential.”
Asserting Rama Devi’s expulsion from the get together for six years, Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasra mentioned that complaints had been acquired in opposition to another leaders within the episode. “Motion can be taken in opposition to all these concerned in anti-party actions after investigation,” he mentioned.
The Congress had gained 27 of Jaipur zila parishad’s 51 seats, in opposition to the BJP’s 24. On Monday, Rama polled 26 votes in opposition to Saroj’s 25 votes.
In Sirohi zila parishad, the BJP had gained 17 of the full 21 seats. Its Arjun Ram is the brand new zila pramukh. In Bharatpur, the BJP’s Jagat Singh gained the zila pramukh seat.
Heeralal, Leela Maderna and Sudama of the Congress had been elected zila pramukh from Dausa, Jodhpur and Sawai Madhopur, respectively.
In 78 panchayat samitis for which pradhans had been elected, the Congress candidates gained in 49, with Dotasra additionally claiming the help of an Unbiased — taking the get together complete to 50. BJP candidates gained as pradhan in 25 panchayat samitis, whereas the Rashtriya Loktantrik Social gathering elected pradhans in Jodhpur’s Chamu and Baori panchayat samitis. One panchayat samiti has an Unbiased as pradhan.
Claiming a Congress victory, Gehlot mentioned, “Six Chief Ministerial candidates of the BJP had been always giving baseless statements in opposition to me and the federal government and I by no means responded to it. However the public has now given them a befitting reply.”
Buoyed by the Jaipur upset, Poonia mentioned the outcomes had been a trailer for the 2023 state Meeting polls. “Historically, the ruling get together in Rajasthan will get a one-sided mandate in Panchayati Raj polls. However the folks have given a mandate in opposition to the federal government.”