Jaipur/ New Delhi:
A day after Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot’s open revolt against the Congress government, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot this afternoon hit back with a show of strength in which he scored close to 100 Congress MLAs.
Supported by independents, the Congress government is, for now, not wobbling in numbers. But that could change if the opposition BJP decides to get involved and work with Mr Pilot to persuade more legislators to exit the Congress.
In Sachin Pilot vs Ashok Gehlot, here’s how numbers are stacking up:
- Total MLAs in Rajasthan assembly: 200
- Half-way mark: 101
- Congress: 107 + support of 10 independents
- At Ashok Gehlot’s meeting today: 97
- Sachin Pilot had claimed 30 in his camp
- Pilot appears to have 16
- BJP: 73