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Rajasthan political crisis: BJP moves 12 MLAs to Ahmedabad, asks others to be ready to move to Jaipur

11:06 AM Aug 08, 2020 | Sangeeta Pranvendra

The Rajasthan political crisis is getting murkier by day, with Gujarat becoming the ‘safe place’ for BJP MLAs. After Congress kept its MLAs holed up in Jaisalmer’s Suryagarh hotel, the BJP has now moved its 12 MLAs to Ahmedabad.

The party has asked others to be ready to move to Jaipur. The MLAs who have been moved are from Udaipur, Pali, Jalore and Sirohi.

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The Congress had shifted the MLAs backing Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to the Jaisalmer's Suryagarh hotel while accusing the BJP of the bid to topple its government in the state.

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Amid political power tussle in Rajasthan, the state police on Friday clarified that it did not tap the phone number of any legislator, after a social media message alleged that at least six MLAs holed up in a Jaisalmer hotel have been put under surveillance.

Reacting to it, the state police in a statement said, "No unit of the Rajasthan Police did phone tapping of any MLA or MP, neither in the past nor in present." The state police said the allegations are "imaginary and false". "The Rajasthan Police always acts to prevent criminal activities and illegal taping is a criminal act," the statement said. The BJP had earlier accused the state government of illegal phone tapping after the Congress cited some audio clips allegedly unraveling the "plot" to topple its government in the state.

(Inputs from Agencies)

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