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Rajasthan crisis: Congress seeks answers from Gehlot loyalists over 'gross indiscipline'

Rajasthan political crisis: The Congress panel has asked both the ministers and an MLA to reply within 10 days why action should not be taken against them for grave indiscipline, sources said.

Reported By : Vijai Laxmi Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari | New Delhi
Updated on: September 28, 2022 0:45 IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot
Image Source : PTI Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan crisis: The Congress disciplinary committee on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to Rajasthan ministers Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi, and MLA Dharmendra Rathore, for the crisis in the state, but did not seek any action against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The Congress panel has asked both the ministers and an MLA to reply within 10 days why action should not be taken against them for grave indiscipline, sources said.

Sources say that Ashok Gehlot may visit Delhi on Wednesday.

The development comes after Congress observers have recommended disciplinary action against three loyalists of CM Ashok Gehlot.

The observers - Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken - submitted their report to party chief Sonia Gandhi Tuesday evening, flagging "gross indiscipline" on the part of some leaders who organised a parallel meet of MLAs instead of joining a Congress Legislature Party meeting.

The two observers had to return from Jaipur without holding the CLP meeting as a large group of MLAs considered loyal to Chief Minister Gehlot refused to join it and put forth certain conditions for the selection of Gehlot's successor.

The sources said the report has not sought any action against Gehlot even as it recommended action against three of his loyalists. However, it has pointed out that the parallel meeting of MLAs was held with Gehlot's knowledge.

The Congress observers' report pointed to the "gross indiscipline" on the part of some Rajasthan leaders who organised the parallel meet of MLAs and did not allow the CLP meeting to take place.

The report came a day after the observers briefed Sonia Gandhi on the developments and she had asked them to submit a written report.

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