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Governor, CM clash intensifies as Rajasthan political crisis enters third week

Prakash Bhandari: In the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan that entered the third week, the spotlight has shifted from rebel Sachin Pilot to the governor and the country is witnessing a rare happening when a governor of the state has ignored the advice of the state Cabinet to convene the Assembly. Instead, the governor has...

Mayawati’s plan against Ashok Gehlot govt falls flat

Prakash Bhandari: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s Sunday night plan to spoil Ashok Gehlot’s party by creating a legal issue questioning the way the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi allowed the merger of the BSP MLAs collectively into the Congress met its waterloo in the Rajasthan High Court. The high court on Monday dismissed...

Not joining BJP, clarifies Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who was unceremoniously sacked from his positions as the state chief of the party and the deputy chief minister, on Wednesday clarified that he is not going to join BJP. The disgruntled leader said he had worked hard to strengthen the Congress party in Rajasthan and to defeat the BJP. “I...

Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs move Rajasthan HC against Speaker’s disqualification notice

Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his 18 supporter MLAs have moved Rajasthan High Court against Speaker CP Joshi’s disqualification notice. Advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi will represent them in the court. The hearing is likely to take place at 3 pm. The Rajasthan Assembly Speaker had sent disqualification notices to Pilot...

Minutes after being sacked, Pilot says “truth can’t be defeated”

Minutes after the Congress Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and party’s state unit chief, the rebel party leader in a tweet said, “Truth can be harassed, not defeated”. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet....

BJP, Sachin Pilot camp demand floor test in Rajasthan

As the ruling Congress in Rajasthan grapples with a rebellion led by Sachin Pilot, the BJP on Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot take a floor test to prove his government’s majority in the Assembly. The party also alleged that the residences of MLAs were being kept under police surveillance and the legislators of...