The three who have resigned are state school education minister and PCC president Govind Singh Dotasra, health minister and AICC in-charge for Gujarat Raghu Sharma and revenue minister and AICC in-charge for Punjab Harish Chaudhary. Dotasra is a junior minister, while Sharma and Chaudhary are state cabinet ministers.
The three resignations increase the vacancies in the Gehlot cabinet to 12. The maximum strength allowed in the state cabinet is 30, going by the 15% cap for a 200-member state assembly. Maken’s unannounced visit to Jaipur indicated that the cabinet reshuffle was likely to be held in the next few days. Governor Kalraj Mishra is at present in his home state of Uttar Pradesh and scheduled to return on Saturday afternoon.