Rajasthan Government Floor Test: The Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday won the motion of confidence, ending the threat triggered by a rebellion within the Congress ranks in the state. The motion of confidence moved by the Congress government was passed by voice vote, an expected win after the return of the 19 dissident MLAs led by Sachin Pilot to the party-fold. The house has been adjourned till August 21, said Assembly Speaker CP Joshi. In a House of 200, the Congress party has 107 MLAs and the support of Independents and allies. The BJP has 72 members.
Gehlot said that this win is a message for BJP. “Winning the trust vote in the Assembly is a message to the forces that are trying to destabilise elected govts in the country. Their every tactic failed in Rajasthan. It is the people’s unwavering trust in us & unity of our Congress MLAs that has brought this victory,” he said.
Former Rajasthan Deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, who initially led the rebellion, said that a roadmap has been prepared to address all the issues that were being raised. ” I have complete faith, that roadmap will be announced timely,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Gehlot said it would be “a victory of truth” during the assembly session. Replying to the debate on the motion, Gehlot criticised the BJP, accusing it again of trying to bring down his government. “I will not let the government topple at any cost even if you make all attempts,” he said.