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Rajasthan Political Crisis Highlights: Congress to hold party meet tomorrow, 'requests' Sachin Pilot to attend

Rajasthan Political Crisis: Sachin Pilot on Sunday declared open rebellion, claiming that the Ashok Gehlot government is in minority now as over 30 Congress MLAs are supporting him.


Rajasthan Political Crisis: The power struggle between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot has deepened with those in Pilot's camp claiming that there have been repeated attempts to undermine his authority. Gehlot on Saturday accused the opposition BJP of trying to topple his government by offering legislators large sums of money and said his administration is not just stable but will complete its five-year term.

Meanwhile, Sachin Pilot on Sunday declared open rebellion, claiming that the Ashok Gehlot government is in minority now as over 30 Congress MLAs are supporting him. The Congress on Monday said its doors remain open for Sachin Pilot.

Doors are open for Sachin Pilot and other MLAs, senior leader Randeep Surjewala told reporters here ahead of a crucial meeting of party MLAs.The Congress Legislature Party meeting began about three hours later than scheduled, with ministers and MLAs flashed victory signs for the cameras. Catch all the LIVE updates here:
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  • July 13, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi: I consider Sachin Pilot one of the most talented, competent and impressive Congress men we have. He is a friends also. We all value him in the party. He should come and air his grievances, the floor is open. All people are prepared to listen to him. 

    He may have genuine grievances but where I draw a red flag is that if you try to topple a govt or hurt your own Congress party. I think everything except that red flag is accepted in the party. It's a capacious party. I urge, request, beg him to exercise that right. 

  • July 13, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | All I know is that their MLAs are with us. Both the MLAs are supporting Congress party. They were present at the legislative party meeting earlier today and they are present here as well, Chetan Dudi, Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee said. 

  • July 13, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Haryana MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi urges Congress leadership to do everything possible to persuade Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, says his exit from party will deal severe blow to it. (PTI)

  • July 13, 2020 09:13 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala: They're requested to come and discuss how to strengthen Rajasthan and serve the 8 cr people together. If there are some differences with someone, then they should say that that with an open mind. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are ready to listen to everyone and find solution. 

  • July 13, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala: With a majority of 109 for the Congress Government in Rajasthan under Ashok Gehlot, all our MLAs gave their support letter. They have failed BJP's attempts.

    To discuss political situation another Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meet will be held here at 10 am tomorrow. We request Sachin Pilot and all MLAs to come, we'll also give them in writing. We've requested them to come and discuss the situation (ANI)

  • July 13, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Congress MLA Danish Abrar: There is no number game. The state govt had majority, it still has the majority. We have more than the required number. We have 109 MLAs with us. 

  • July 13, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) issues letter to its two MLAs to abstain in the event of a trust vote in the assembly. These two MLAs had earlier supported the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan.

  • July 13, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Gehlot vs Pilot | Congress yet again lets down its young leaders

    Political uncertainty best describes Congress governments across India, especially in the northwest Rajasthan. The old guard vs GenNext battle in the grand old party is clearly visible in Jaipur. The recent developments in Rajasthan have further exacerbated the differences between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.

    After he led the Congress — as its Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief — to victory in the 2018 assembly polls, Pilot thought he would be rewarded with the Chief Minister’s post because then Congress President Rahul Gandhi had promised that he would usher in a generational change for ending the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.

    However, once the Congress won the elections and despite Rahul Gandhi’s inclination for a fresh leadership, Sonia Gandhi and her close aides decided that the claims made by former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot could not be ignored. Besides, his ‘administrative experience and acumen’ would go a long way in ‘unfixing’ a lot of issues, including the land-acquisition cases filed against Robert Vadra, Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, by the Vasundhara Raje regime. In addition to this, in Rajasthan’s caste-ridden politics, Gehlot, who belonged to the Mali (gardener) caste, augured better than Pilot, who is a Gujjar leader.

    An upset Pilot was asked to settle for the post of Deputy Chief Minister with an assurance that his band of young MLAs would be rewarded.

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  • July 13, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Political crisis in Rajasthan LIVE updates | State BJP president Satish Poonia: Congress govt has lost people's confidence. It should go in public interest. The state govt failed to keep its promises made to people.

  • July 13, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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