Ahead of the essential Rajasthan Assembly session from August 14 which can decide the destiny of the Ashok Gehlot authorities, the town of Jaisalmer has been become a fortress to forestall Congress MLAs from escaping from the Suryagarh Palace Hotel.
Amid the political stalemate within the state, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot claims to have a majority with the help of 102 MLAs. Gehlot’s confidence in retaining his authorities is belied by the fortification of Jaisalmer the place Congress MLAs have been shifted.
Congress MLAs are presently holed up in a Jaisalmer resort because the occasion has accused the BJP of horse-trading following the revolt by Pilot and 18 MLAs loyal to him.
Thousands of policemen are guarding the realm across the resort. All cell towers close by have been shut and a jammer has been put in within the resort.
Not solely this, however greater than seven police check-posts have additionally been put up on technique to the Suryagarh Palace Hotel which is 15 km from Jaisalmer. Any car going in the direction of the resort the place Congress MLAs are staying has to cease seven occasions for checking.
The space can be brimming with police presence. The policemen have been guarding the fort, sitting outdoors in makeshift tents in 45 levels scorching warmth within the desert. While some are positioned atop hills, others are standing underneath umbrella shade outdoors the gates of the resort.
The policemen are guarding a street constructed by the Border Road Organization and it goes from Jaisalmer to the International Border, however on bizarre residents will not be allowed to make use of the street to achieve the resort. As quickly as you exit from Jaisalmer, you’ll encounter a large check-post, the place you’ll solely be allowed to go forward by getting your complete automotive checked totally.
More than 20 villages fall on this route and the locals have been troubled for the previous 15 days. Every car has to cease each two to 3 kilometres for police checking.
Police personnel are sitting within the forest and hilltops within the desert to make sure that the MLAs don’t run away.
Even cell sign has been switched off in order that one can not even make WhatsApp calls. When requested about it, police say these are the orders they’ve acquired they usually should be adopted.
While 800 policemen have been deployed on the street from Jaisalmer to the Suryagarh resort, greater than 200 have been deployed inside and out of doors the resort. The safety association has been made to make sure that no unknown particular person enters the resort.
The state authorities went into hypervigilance mode after telephone data of MLAs revealed talks of horsetrading. To guarantee full safety, three IPS officers have come from Jaipur. Apart from this, the Collector and SP of Jaisalmer are additionally deputed on the palace resort.
The stage of paranoia is such that even when a legislator goes to a temple, then police automobiles are going with him to make sure they do not escape or make contact with anybody.
Such scenes will not be solely seen on the street going from Jaisalmer to Suryagarh Palace. On Sunday evening, 20 kilometres earlier than the Jaisalmer border, there was a giant deployment of police personnel on the Jodhpur street. They have been checking all automobiles coming in the direction of Jaisalmer.
The BJP district president Chandraprakash Sharda mentioned that all the metropolis of Jaisalmer is disturbed as a result of Congress MLAs. “The people of the area are worried, the tourists coming here are also worried. People’s lives have been greatly disturbed by the jamming of the phone networks,” he mentioned.
The Suryagarh is a heritage property on the fringe of Thar desert and prices Rs 10,000 and above for one evening keep. Apart from the MLAs, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC common secretary Avinash Pande and spokesperson Randeep Surjewala have additionally moved to resort. However, the chief minister has been shuttling between Jaisalmer and Jaipur.