Independent MLAs supporting the Gehlot government had also been invited in what was planned to be a show of strength for Gehlot.
Gehlot had alleged Saturday that the opposition BJP was trying to lure Congress MLAs to topple the state government.
The BJP dismissed the claim, saying the recent developments only reflected a power struggle between Gehlot and Pilot, simmering since the Congress leadership in Delhi picked the more senior politician for the CM's post.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal had tweeted his concern during the day. “Worried for our party. Will we wake up only after the horses have bolted from our stables?" he asked.
Sports Minister Ashok Chandna had even urged MLAs to learn a lesson from what happened in Madhya Pradesh, where Jyotiraditya Scindia switched over to the BJP.
“Any person who crosses the party line will not be respected anywhere in the world. This is not the time to lose the respect earned over generations,” Chandna said, without naming anyone.
But as the drama unfolded, Scindia himself put out a tweet saying he was sad to see Pilot being “sidelined” in his party.
Hours before the scheduled meeting at the CM's residence, Revenue Minister Harish Choudhary, Labour Minister Tikaram Jully, Health Minister Raghu Sharma and several other MLAs met Gehlot.
“We have faith in the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
and we have expressed this to him,” Independent MLA Babulal Nagar told reporters.
Sports Minister Ashok Chandna urged party MLAs to take a lesson from the recent developments in Madhya Pradesh, where Jyotiraditiya Scindia switched sides.
In a tweet Sunday, Gehlot stressed that the police notices had gone to several people, including him. He did not name Pilot, but said a section of the media had interpreted the notices wrongly.
“The notices have been issued to the chief minister, the deputy chief minister, the government chief whip and some other MLAs. It is a part of the process,” SOG Additional Director General Ashok Rathore told PTI on Sunday.
He said as the investigation proceeds, others could also be issued notices.Apart from the SOG inquiry, the state's Anti Corruption Bureau has also begun a probe into the alleged bid to bring down the government.
The Congress government has distanced itself from the three independent MLAs -- Khushveer Singh, Omprakash Hudla and Suresh Tak -- who were named in ACB's preliminary enquiry (PE)
.Earlier, the government had the support of all 13 independent MLAs, who also voted for the Congress candidates in the Rajya Sabha elections last month.
At a press conference Saturday, Gehlot had cited the FIR lodged by the SOG to accuse the BJP of trying to bring down his government and cited the FIR registered by the SOG.
The FIR is based on an alleged tapped phone conversation between two men, said to be BJP members, who were later arrested.In the present 200-member assembly, the Congress has 107 members and the BJP 72.