Around 40 Rajasthan Congress MLAs and some Independents left for a hotel in Udaipur as the party tries to keep its flock together before the Rajya Sabha elections on four seats.
The MLAs boarded a luxury bus from the chief minister’s residence in civil lines and left for Udaipur around 5 pm. The bus was escorted by a police team.
The legislators and other leaders, who attended a state Congress workshop at a hotel in Jaipur, were called at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence for lunch.
After lunch, the MLAs left for Udaipur on the bus. The party has decided to shift the MLAs to Udaipur fearing poaching by the BJP which, apart from fielding one official candidate, is backing media baron Subhash Chandra who has filed nomination as an Independent.
Congress has fielded three candidates. Elections for four seats will take place on June 10.