Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday accepted chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s proposal to remove Sachin Pilot as state deputy chief minister. Governor Mishra also gave a nod to the sacking of two cabinet ministers Vishvender Singh and Ramesh Meena.
A meeting has started at the BJP state office here in which party national joint general secretary V Satish, BJP state president Satish Poonia, leader of opposition Gulab Chand Kataria and deputy leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore are present.
“The leaders are discussing the current political situation in the state,” the party sources said.
The ruling Congress is facing a crisis after rebellion by Sachin Pilot and dissident MLAs.
Pilot was sacked as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and as President of the state unit of the party.
Pilot has been upset since he was denied the Rajasthan chief minister’s post after the December 2018 assembly elections.
Pilot and his supporters claimed to have the backing of 30 Congress MLAs and some independents.
The Ashok Gehlot camp has claimed that 109 MLAs, both of the Congress and others, are in support of the government.
In the 200-member assembly, the Congress has 107 MLAs and the BJP 72.