Congress revokes suspension of rebel Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma, Vishvendra Singh

The MLAs were suspended from the party's primary membership last month over their involvement in a 'conspiracy' to topple the Congress govt in the state

Press Trust of India August 13, 2020 19:10:29 IST
Congress revokes suspension of rebel Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma, Vishvendra Singh

Jaipur: The Congress on Thursday revoked the suspension of Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh, two MLAs who had rebelled against the Ashok Gehlot government.

They were suspended from the party's primary membership last month over their alleged involvement in a "conspiracy" to topple the Congress government in the state.

The decision to revoke the suspension of the two MLAs follows a patch-up between Gehlot and his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot after the intervention of the party's top leadership in Delhi.

"After a consultative discussion, the suspension of @INCRajasthan MLA Sh. Bhanwarlal Sharma Ji and Sh. @vishvendrabtp ji is hereby revoked," AICC general secretary Avinash Pande tweeted.

Eighteen MLAs had backed Pilot in the rebellion, demanding a change of leadership in Rajasthan.

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