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Rajasthan: Truce with a handshake, Ashok Gehlot for trust vote today
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs reached Ashok Gehlot’s residence in Jaipur for a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party where the leaders of the two camps shook hands, raised victory signs and posed for cameras.

Ashok Gehlot says forget and forgive, his MLAs taken to Jaipur resort
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Even as Gehlot described the return of the rebel MLAs from National Capital Region as a “win of citizens”, the MLAs of both camps were yet to be reunited.

‘I want to know who gave the authority to tap a minister’s phone?’ asks Rajasthan MLA
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Rajasthan’s Tourism Minister speaks to The Indian Express on why he thinks the issues will be resolved and the row over audio clips.

Rajasthan: CM Gehlot says must win hearts, his MLAs lash out at CLP meeting
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Sources said State Youth Affairs Minister Ashok Chandna and Independent MLA from Sirohi, Sanyam Lodha, spoke out against the rebel MLAs. “They said that discipline should be maintained... the Pilot camp is still making comments,” sources said.

Sachin Pilot interview: Most MLAs were scared…we thought by going to Jaipur they will be harassed
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Sachin Pilot interview: "I have not asked for any position in the party. I said our workers, our MLAs, our leaders need to be given equal treatment. There needs to be parity in what we do as a government. We need to get respect. Space, regard, and self-respect — that’s the thing I am fighting for."

Congress truce after Pilot meets Rahul & Priyanka, Gehlot carries the day
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Pilot met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, setting in motion an exercise to resolve the crisis. Partly leaders claimed Pilot had a meeting with Priyanka two weeks ago as well.

11 of Pakistani migrant family dead, suicide abetment case filed
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Jodhpur Rural SP Rahul Barhat said they found some pesticide, sedatives, and empty vials from the spot, with at least one of couple’s three daughters being a trained nurse.

After Congress, BJP shifts several Rajasthan MLAs to Gujarat
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

BJP state president Satish Poonia said the MLAs have gone on an excursion after the Congress government started spreading rumours about them.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot aide says MLAs’ phones tapped in resort, police deny
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

The Pilot camp shared a document purportedly showing calls made to some Gehlot camp MLAs.

Rajasthan SOG drops sedition charge, transfers cases to ACB
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The development comes days after Gehlot appeared to make a conciliatory move, saying that he will welcome back the rebel Congress MLAs if the party leadership “forgives them”.

Rajasthan power play: House session 14 days away, Congress now shifts its MLAs to Jaisalmer
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Ruling party claims threats to legislators, family; BJP says after Jaisalmer, there is Pakistan.

Governor blinks, says yes to Gehlot proposal for House from August 14
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal told The Indian Express the government had chosen August 14 as the new date as it will be 21 days if counted from July 23. “Our first proposal was sent to the Governor on July 23,” Dhariwal said.

Ashok Gehlot government sticks to demand for July 31 House session, still no mention of trust vote
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

This comes a day after Governor Kalraj Mishra sought a revised proposal addressing three points: a 21-day notice for calling a session, live broadcast of the proceedings in case of a trust vote, and adequate social distancing measures in the House.

Rajasthan governor stalls call for House session: ‘Why the silence on trust vote’
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Citing the Covid pandemic, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra also said that a session cannot be called “without any special urgency”.

Ashok Gehlot sends another note for session on July 31; Congress attacks Governor
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The Gehlot government wants a floor test so that it can prove its majority, and be spared of another count in the Assembly for the next six months.

Congress feels House test best bet, Gehlot ready to take battle to PM
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has conveyed to the leadership that he is confident of the numbers and the party will now insist on a floor test in the Assembly rather than fight it out in courts.

HC relief for Pilot camp, Congress cites Supreme Court ruling to raise questions
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The direction effectively means that rebel MLAs will not be required to submit their reply to the Speaker and no action can be taken against them till the hearing resumes in the Supreme Court on July 27.

Crisis in Rajasthan: Gehlot seeks floor test, targets Governor, ‘not calling House, pressure from above’
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

CM warns of gherao as his MLAs protest at Raj Bhavan; Governor raises six queries – freedom of MLAs to why session if you have majority

Jaipur court to SOG: Probe Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ‘role’ in ponzi case
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Hearing a revision petition by Barmer residents Labu Singh, 40, and Guman Singh, 70, Jaipur’s Additional District and Sessions Judge Pawan Agrawal ordered an investigation on the allegations made by them.

Rebel Congress MLAs want Centre as party in case before Rajasthan HC
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

In an impleadment application, Meena has prayed that the Union government be made a party through the Secretary of Ministry of Law and Justice (Dept. of Legal Affairs) “in the interest of justice and law.”

ED raids Ashok Gehlot’s brother in fertiliser scam case; searches multiple locations
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Agrasen Gehlot is accused of exporting subsidised fertilisers that was meant for farmers between 2007 to 2009, when the Congress-led UPA was in power at the Centre.

Sachin Pilot notice to MLA who said he offered Rs 35 crore to join BJP
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Pilot has accused the MLA of "raking up these allegations in order to obtain political mileage" and sought Rs 1 and a written apology

Conspiracy to topple state govt: Ashok Gehlot in letter to PM Modi
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

In the letter written in Hindi, Gehlot said that at a time when the country is struggling with a pandemic, the central government is busy playing a prominent role in bringing down Congress governments in states.

Sachin Pilot gets breather from HC till July 24, Ashok Gehlot holds CLP meet
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Hearing the petition filed by the rebel MLAs challenging disqualification notices, the bench of High Court Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta said it had heard all parties and listed the matter for July 24.

Leadership squirms as Gehlot ratchets it up, calls Pilot nikamma
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

CM accuses him of conspiring with BJP; another CLP meeting called today

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