The Congress on Tuesday issued show cause notices to three party leaders accusing them of indiscipline amid a crisis in the Rajasthan government, The Indian Express reported.
Rajasthan Cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal, the party’s chief whip in the Assembly Mahesh Joshi and MLA Dharmendra Rathore have been asked to respond to the notice within ten days.
The party asked the three leaders to explain why they organised a parallel meeting of MLAs on Sunday instead of joining a Congress Legislature Party meeting.
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The notices were sent on the basis of a report prepared by the Congress’ observers in Rajasthan, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, PTI reported. Maken and Khrage accused the three Rajasthan leaders of “gross indiscipline” and sought disciplinary action against them.
On Sunday, the Congress government in Rajasthan plunged into a crisis after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hinted that he would quit the post. The 71-year-old is running to be the next president of the Congress, for which elections will take place on October 17.
Supporters of Gehlot claim that around 90 legislators tendered their resignation to the Speaker, who is yet to take a call on them.
On Tuesday, the…