In a politically significant development in Rajasthan, All six MLAs from BSP joined Congress after submitting their letter to Assembly Speaker CP Joshi on Monday night. Congress now has 106 seats in the 200-seat Assembly. BSP's Joginder Singh Awana said they took the decision considering the development of their constituencies and welfare of the people of the state.
MLAs Rajendra Singh Gudha, Jogendra Singh Awana, Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena, Sandeep Yadav, and Deepchand said they were merging their legislative party with the Congress.
After all six BSP MLAs in Rajasthan joined Congress, BSP supremo Mayawati said, "This is a betrayal to BSP movement, which has been done again when the party was providing support to Congress without any conditions." "Congress party in Rajasthan...has once again proved that it is unreliable and a cheat," she added.
The Rajasthan Assembly has 200 seats. The Congress has 100 MLAs and its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal has one, giving it the majority to run the government. The Congress also has the outside support of 12 out of total 13 independent MLAs. Two seats are vacant.