CM Ashok Gehlot of the Indian state of Rajasthan said, "The Rajya Sabha elections could have been held two months ago, but it was postponed without any reason, because the horse trading of the BJP was not completed.
On Friday, Gehlot held a press conference in Jaipur with Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders, in which he said, "Right now we have to decide who is sharing the pain and who is the medicine. Referring to the fall of the government, he said that when the whole world was battling the virus, the BJP was busy toppling the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.
In his statement, CM Gehlot said that the Rajya Sabha election could have been held two months ago, but he did not complete the 'buy and sell' in Gujarat and Rajasthan, so he delayed it. At the same time, before the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on June 19, Ashok Gehlot has been continuously accusing the BJP of destabilizing his government and selling MLAs. On Wednesday, he had said that the Central Government had deliberately postponed the Rajya Sabha elections, so that he gets a chance to move the MLA here and there. Gehlot had feared that the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat and Rajasthan were delayed by two months as they had not been able to complete the 'horse-trading'. Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the party had the power to win seats. There are full numbers and no MLA is leaving the party. He said, 'We have the figures to win seats in Rajya Sabha elections. We have the support of independent MLAs. There is no need to make any guesses about our victory. All the MLAs are with us.