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Rajasthan crisis: 10 or 13 independent MLAs likely to back Gehlot

Jul 16, 2020 10:14 IST

With the Congress pushing for disqualification of 19 party MLAs, including former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, 13 Independent MLAs in the state are likely to play a crucial role. Without Pilot and the other 18 MLAs, the Congress’s strength in the 200-member House will go down from 107 to 88 – or 89 with support of ally RLD. This is where the support of the Independents becomes crucial in order for Gehlot to reach the majority mark of 101. Ten of these Independents, are likely to be in Gehlot camp, according to reports. Most of them, originally from Congress, contested the 2018 Assembly polls as Independents after being denied a party ticket given the power struggle between Pilot and Gehlot camps.

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