Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Sachin Pilot

Local body polls: Cong's one-man army Dotasara vs BJP's factions

JAIPUR:The coming elections for six Nagar Nigams in Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Kota districts are poised for an interesting battle as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) chief Govind Dotasara as the ruling party's one-man army is pitted against BJP's faction-ridden state unit.

Gehlot vs Pilot: Fresh cracks start reappearing in Raj Cong

JAIPUR:All does not seem to be well in the Rajasthan Congress as fresh cracks have started reappearing with the police lodging an FIR against the media manager of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and a Jaipur-based journalist.

Raj Cong MLA succumbs to Covid in Gurugram hospital

GURUGRAM:Sitting Congress MLA from Rajasthan, Kailash Trivedi, succumbed to Covid-19 at a Gurugram hospital in Haryana, family sources said on Tuesday. He was 65.

Cong stages Jaipur sit-in demanding postponement of JEE-NEET exams

JAIPUR: On the call given by the All India Congress Committee, Rajasthan Congress workers staged a sit-in at the Malviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur on Friday, demanding postponement of JEE-NEET exams in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pilot loyalist Vishvendra Singh tests Covid positive

JAIPUR: Sachin Pilot loyalist and former Rajasthan Minister Vishvendra Singh on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Sharing the information on Twitter, he said that he has isolated himself.

Maken replaces Pande as Rajasthan Congress in-charge

NEW DELHI:As a fallout of the Rajasthan turmoil, Congress General Secretary in-charge of the state Avinash Pande has been replaced by former Union minister Ajay Maken who was special observer for the state during the crisis.

Gehlot govt wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

JAIPUR: The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday.

It doesn't matter who is sits where in the Assembly: Pilot

JAIPUR:Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.

Gehlot govt wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

JAIPUR: The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday.

Congress cracks whip in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI/JAIPUR:The Congress has tried to convey a tough message to its legislators in Rajasthan that the party comes first and there should be no statements and no interviews to the media from anyone.

Cong to review all in-charge of states post MP, Raj fiasco

NEW DELHI:The Rajasthan political turmoil may have ended, but the grand old party has learnt a lesson. And, now the party is planning to take stock of each state organisation to avoid the repeat of Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Manipur where it faced rebellion. Here on, it will be addressing all local issues and settling the matters at the state level itself.

After Pilot-Cong patch up, BJP to send Muralidhar Rao to Raj

NEW DELHI:Just days after the Congress and Sachin Pilot decided to bury the hatchet, the central BJP leadership has decided to send a key leader from New Delhi to 'take stock' of the current political situation in Rajasthan.

Will try to win hearts of rebel MLAs: Raj CM

JAIPUR:After the resolution of the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that he would try to know their grievances and then try to win them over.

Fought over ideological issues, stresses Pilot

NEW DELHI: Indicating an end to the rebellion in the Congress' Rajasthan unit, a meeting took place between Sachin Pilot and his loyalists and the three-member panel formed by interim party chief Sonia Gandhi to look into their grievances, at the war room in the Congress headquarters here on Monday evening.

Done deal': Congress hints at understanding with Pilot camp

NEW DELHI:Amid speculation of a meeting between rebel Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi, top sources in the Congress have claimed that a deal has been struck between the two sides and a formal meeting may take place on Monday itself.

Priyanka meets Rahul amid talks of truce with Pilot

NEW DELHI:Amid talks of a truce with rebel Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met former party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence at Tughlak Lane here on Monday.

Sonia Gandhi completes one year as party chief amid crisis in Cong

NEW DELHI:Sonia Gandhi completes one year as the Congress interim President in her second stint as the party chief with the Grand Old Party in turmoil following the high profile rebellions of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot.

Amid reconciliation talks, Cong leaders hint at Rahul-Pilot meet

JAIPUR:Political circles in Rajasthan were on Monday agog with talks of a likely resolution to the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot. Congress sources claimed that the Pilot camp lawmakers will meet Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal during the day and even meet with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi thereafter.

Aug 14 will bring freedom to R'than people from Gehlot govt's misrule

JAIPUR:Union Minister Kailash Chaudhary has said that August 14 will bring freedom to people of Rajasthan from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's misrule.

Gehlot govt's new notification allows Raje to stay in Jaipur bungalow

JAIPUR: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's government recently brought in a new notification which permits former CM Vasundhara Raje to continue staying in the much-controversial bungalow number 13 in Civil Lines in Jaipur.

Will write to sonia to seek strict action against back stabbing Bajwa & Dullo , says Jakhar

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said he will be writing to party president Sonia Gandhi to seek action against the brazen indiscipline of the two Rajya Sabha MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, who had chosen to attack their own government.

It's unfortunate that Gehlot govt is working from hotels: Raj Guv

JAIPUR:As the MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government camp in a palatial hotel in Jaisalmer fearing poaching threats from Sachin Pilot-led rebel camp and the opposition BJP, Governor Kalraj Mishra, in an exclusive interview with IANS, says "Its unfortunate that the state govt is working from hotels".

Raj HC exceeded jurisdiction': Cong chief whip also moves SC

NEW DELHI:After the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker moved the Supreme Court against the state high court's July 24 order, Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi has also moved the apex court, challenging the order staying proceedings on his petitions seeking disqualification of 19 rebel MLAs, including dropped Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.

R'sthan Cong MLAs shifted to Jaisalmer amid horse trading allegations

JAIPUR:Amid allegations of horse trading, the Rajasthan Congress MLAs staying at a hotel in Jaipur have been shifted to Jaisalmer for the next 14 days on Friday. The Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to convene on August 14 and till then the MLAs will stay at the Jaisalmer resort.

'HC encroaching on powers': Rajasthan Speaker moves SC

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the state High Court's July 24 order staying proceedings on disqualification petitions against 19 rebel MLAs, including dropped Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.

Pilot camp MLA moves HC demanding NIA probe

JAIPUR:In another twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, rebel Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma from the Sachin Pilot camp, filed a plea in the Rajasthan High Court seeking the transfer of investigation of the case with reference to the audio tapes case released by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp that hinted at an alleged conspiracy to topple the Gehlot government, to the National Investigation Agency from the Special Operations Group, which is presently probing the case.

ED summons Gehlot's brother for questioning in fertilizer scam

NEW DELHI: More troubles for Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's elder brother Agrasain Gehlot seems to be coming up as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him for questioning in fertilizer scam case.

R'sthan Congress: Suspense, surprise, contradicting strategies

JAIPUR:The story of Rajasthan Congress after being split and divided in two groups led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and ex-Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, seems to be getting all the more complicated with elements of suspense, surprise and contradicting strategies.

Call assembly session," Rahul asks Rajasthan Governor

NEW DELHI:Alleging Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging into a "conspiracy" to destabilise the Congress-led Rajasthan government, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi demanded Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene the assembly session.

After CM vs Deputy CM, Raj now sees a CM vs Governor face-off

JAIPUR:The ongoing political turmoil in Rajasthan on Friday took a new turn with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot squaring up to take on Governor Kalraj Mishra, who has not responded to the request for summoning a special Assembly session.

Agrasain Gehlot knowingly became part of smuggling syndicate

NEW DELHI:Even as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) took over the probe into the fertilizer scam, a report by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has charged Agrasain Gehlot, elder brother of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, of "knowingly" becoming part of a "smuggling syndicate" by supplying it subsidised Muriate of Potash (MOP).

Gehlot, MLAs at Rajasthan Guv's residence to showcase support

JAIPUR:Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and MLAs from his camp reached the Raj Bhavan on Friday afternoon and were seen raising slogans to demand the Assembly's special session soon, as they sat in the lawn by following social distancing norms.

Raj CM to meet Guv, parade MLAs before him

JAIPUR:Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will meet Governor Kalraj Mishra this afternoon along with the Congress MLAs supporting his government to show the majority he enjoys in the House, officials said on Friday.

Raj HC asks Speaker for status quo on rebel Cong MLAs

JAIPUR:The Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered a status quo with regard to disqualification notices issued to the 19 rebel Congress MLAs, even as it accepted a plea filed by MLA Prithviraj Meena, one of the petitioners, to make the Centre a party to the ongoing case.

Notice to MLAs: Rajasthan HC accepts plea to make Centre a party

JAIPUR:The Rajasthan High Court on Friday accepted a plea filed by Congress MLA Prithviraj Meena to make the Centre a party to an ongoing case filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other party MLAs following disqualification notices to them by the Assembly Speaker.

Hope PM won't give place to opportunists: Kamal Nath

NEW DELHI:Amid the buzz of a cabinet reshuffle in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in a letter to Modi has said that he hopes the defectors will be not be given a place in the cabinet and asked him to save the democratic values.

Enjoy full majority, will call Assembly session soon: Gehlot

JAIPUR: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan following the rebellion by his now sacked deputy Sachin Pilot and his loyal MLAs, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday asserted that he enjoys a full majority in the Assembly.

Rajasthan HC can pass orders on plea of rebel Cong MLAs: SC

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to accede to Rajasthan Assembly Speaker's request to stay the Rajasthan High Court proceedings on Sachin Pilot and MLAs petition against disqualification notice.

SC on Raj case: Voice of dissent can't be suppressed, then democracy will shut

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday observed out loud that the voice of dissent cannot be suppressed, or else democracy will shut down. It also wanted to know whether there was democracy within the Congress party.

Fertiliser scam: ED raids house of Raj CM's brother, other places

NEW DELHI:The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is carrying out searches on Wednesday at over a dozen locations in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and West Bengal in the fertiliser scam case, including the residence of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's brother Agrasain Gehlot.