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These MLAs are against Sachin pilot becoming the next CM. Crisis erupts after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot senses trouble on a remark by Rahul Gandhi that the party will follow the ‘one man, one post’ rule.
Amid uncertainty over Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's candidature for the top party post, Tharoor also met Rahul Gandhi on the sidelines of Bharat Jodo Yatra at Pattambi in this north Kerala district. Tharoor said it was a courtesy call as Gandhi was in his home district.
Sachin Pilot, who is seen to be the main contender for the chief minister's post if Gehlot is elected the party's national president post, has left for New Delhi to meet the high command.
Congress general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh also shared what he said was a police complaint by Kerala MP Hibi Eden against a particularly "vicious bhakt".
Congress observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, who had waited in vain for all legislators to arrive for the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Sunday, were trying to persuade Gehlot loyalists to meet them one by one in an effort to defuse the political crisis.
The morning leg of the march, which entered its 19th day, will cover 12.3 km and halt at Pattambi.
The loyalists headed to Speaker C P Joshi's home after a long meeting in the evening at minister Shanti Dhariwal's residence, saying they were resigning as MLAs. All this while, at the chief minister's home, Gehlot and Congress observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken waited for all legislators to arrive for the CLP meeting.
Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Cabinet Minister said, "We are going to the party president for that"
"If all non-BJP parties unite, which must include our friends from Congress, then we can get rid of those working to destroy the country," Kumar said at a mega rally
Ahead of the crucial Congress Legislature Party meeting in Jaipur on Sunday evening, posters carrying quotes such as 'Naye Yug ki Taiyari' (preparing for a new era) in support of Pilot have surfaced in Jodhpur.
Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, 73, quit Congress on August 26, terming the party "comprehensively destroyed".
With polls nearing, political observers and pollsters working on the ground say Kejriwal has managed to turn the Gujarat elections into a BJP versus AAP narrative as the Congress, the principal opposition party, offers a "cold response".
The Congress has asserted that its internal democracy has no parallel in any other party and it is the only one to have a central election authority for organisational polls.
Krishna served the 16th chief minister of Karnataka from October 11, 1999 to May 28, 2004.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP spent nearly Rs 3.5 crore in Goa, where it tried its luck for the second consecutive assembly elections.
The Congress may lose the chairmanship of two crucial parliamentary committees on home affairs and information technology in an imminent rejig of the panels, sources had said on Thursday.
The incidents that have happened with girls in Moradabad and Uttarakhand have shocked everyone," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
Earlier, Congress General Secretary In-charge, Communications, Jairam Ramesh had asked the party spokespersons and the Communications department office-bearers to refrain from commenting on any colleague contesting the elections.
But the economic reforms of 1991, when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister, and the present Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government’s schemes like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Startup India’ have helped the country gain ground, according to NR Narayana Murthy
Ashok Gehlot has said the call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will be taken by Sonia Gandhi
With Shashi Tharoor likely to be the second contender and the names of several others also doing the rounds for joining the fray, Gehlot said the aim should be that all Congress members work together after the poll to strengthen the party.
The yatra called ’Chalo Congress Ke Saath Ma Ke Dwar’ (Let’s go with the Congress to the goddess’ door) will begin from Rajkot city, MLA Lalit Kagathara said.
PM Modi is slated to address a youth rally at Paddal Maidan in Mandi on Saturday, to be organised by the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
BJP hits back by saying Congress has no proof and its campaign is based on one contractor’s allegations.
The Congress on Thursday set the ball rolling for electing its chief by issuing a notification.