BJP lawmakers in Rajasthan may boycott State Assembly session

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Jaipur, Aug 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers in Rajasthan are likely to boycott the State Assembly session in protest against the suspension of three of their colleagues.

The session commences today in Jaipur.

State Assembly Speaker Deepender Singh Shekhawat suspended MLAs Gyandeo Ahuja, Bhawani Singh Rajawat and Hemsingh Bhadana for the remaining period of the Assembly on July 28.

The State Assembly witnessed uproar on the last day of the session on July 28, following the Supreme Court's notice to the state Home Department for failing to arrest Parbat Singh, an accused of raping a British national in 2007.

On Wednesday, senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje said she had not resigned from the post of Rajasthan Assembly's Leader of Opposition.

Raje, who chaired a meeting of BJP legislature party, which was attended by 70 of the 78 MLAs, said: "It is my duty to hold the legislature party meeting."

Raje has been asked by the BJP high command to step down as the Leader of the Opposition in the wake of the party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha and the state Assembly elections. (ANI)

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