In its reply to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, the Ashok Gehlot government sent a third proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday seeking assembly session from July 31. Ashok Gehlot sent the Cabinet’s reply to Governor Kalraj Mishra a day after the latter sent three recommendations to the Cabinet on convening an assembly session.
During a meeting, led by Ashok Gehlot at the CM’s official residence on Tuesday, the Rajasthan Cabinet discussed the points raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra for calling a state assembly session and said it is sticking to its demand for holding the session from July 31.
The Cabinet responded to the three queries raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra in his letter, which was sent while returning the Gehlot government’s proposal seeking convening of the assembly session.
Rejecting conditions put forward by Kalraj Mishra on holding a state assembly session, the Rajasthan Cabinet said that it is the right of the government to hold a session.
On Monday, Kalraj Mishra had finally agreed to summon a session of the state assembly but posed a series of conditions on the Gehlot government. He said the assembly can only be called if the government gives a 21-day notice. The condition is part of three suggestions the Governor has made while returning Ashok Gehlot Cabinet’s recommendation that he should call a session of the assembly.
However, the Cabinet said that by not agreeing to its demand of calling the assembly session, the Governor violated the provisions of the Constitution.
“After the cabinet meeting, the Rajasthan government conveyed to the Governor that he does not have the right to not follow the proposal sent by the cabinet. The government has also conveyed that by not agreeing to the proposal of convening the assembly session, the Governor has violated provisions of the Constitution,” told Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas