India / Bharatiya Tribal Party withdraws support to Gehlot-led Raj govt: Party leader

Zoom News : Dec 11, 2020, 03:53 PM
Jaipur: Two Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) MLAs, who had supported the Ashok Gehlot-led government during the confidence vote earlier this year, withdrew their support from the Congress government in Rajasthan on Friday. The development comes a day after the Congress faced defeat in Panchayat Raj elections recently.

The two MLAs accused the Congress of not supporting them in the elections.

BJP has claimed victory over the Congress in the Panchayati Raj elections in Rajasthan. While polls were held for 4,371 constituencies across the state, as many as 222 samitis have been announced so far on the basis of the results. Out of 4,371 Panchayati Raj constituencies, the BJP has claimed victory in 1,812 followed by the Congress with 1,695.

The two MLA had supported Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in August when his government was under a political crisis after former deputy CM Sachin Pilot rebelled. After months of uncertainty caused by Sachin Pilot's rebellion, Ashok Gehlot proved his government's majority in the Rajasthan Assembly by winning the confidence motion with a voice vote.

The Bharatiya Tribal Party with 2 MLAs has been backing Ashok Gehlot since 2018.