Sachin Pilot said that BJP’s promise to double the farmers’ income has been sidelined and the farmers have been badly hit.
Pilot has said the Centre should postpone the NEET and JEE examinations in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country.
Sachin Pilot said a three-member panel been formed by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to find solutions to all the problems and hoped that the issues will be resolved.
Sachin Pilot has reportedly sought berth for his two most loyal supporters -- Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Chand Meena.
During the last Rajasthan Assembly session, when Sachin Pilot was the Deputy CM, he would be seated next to CM Ashok Gehlot int he front row, but now he has been pushed back to seat number 127 in the second row.
The session of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is set to begin days after Congress’ leadership announced former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot’s return to the party-fold along with 18 other MLAs.
The MLAs in the Gehlot camp were on Wednesday flown back to Jaipur from Jaisalmer, where they were together at another hotel.
A meeting between Pilot and Rahul Gandhi on Monday signalled an "amicable resolution" of nearly a month-long Rajasthan crisis ahead of the crucial assembly session from August 14.
Hemaram Chaudhary, a six time MLA and a former Congress legislative party leader, said,"we are true soldiers of the Congress and our fight is not against the party, but we cannot work under Gehlot's leadership".
The plea filed through advocate Varun Chopra said that the High Court order is “ex-facie unconstitutional, illegal and in the teeth of the law laid down by this court in 1992 verdict in the case of Kihoto Hollohon”.
If the rank and file do not rebel when the Congress is drifting, headless and is splintering, then neither the members nor the party have a reason to exist
Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered maintaining status quo on the disqualification notices sent by the Speaker to Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs.
The Rajasthan High court ordered status quo and said there will be no action for now on the disqualification notices against the dissident MLAs.
In the latest in Rajasthan's political crisis, the High Court accepted a plea by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and other rebel Congress MLAs to make the Centre a party to the proceedings. The court also ordered all sides to maintain status quo.
The application was moved on the ground that Tenth Schedule's constitutional validity was under challenge and therefore, the Union of India was a necessary party now.
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi however failed to get any interim relief on his plea alleging that the high court cannot interdict the disqualification proceedings undertaken by him under 10th schedule of the Constitution.
The top court's observation came when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Joshi, listed the reasons for starting disqualification proceedings and said that these MLAs did not attend party meetings and conspired to destabilise their own government.
What the party stands for, and, the lack of tutoring of its leaders on the Congress’ core ideology is a reason for the ideological ambivalence of its leaders
The state government is fighting with coronavirus crisis and at the same time, a leader who was a state Congress president and a few other MLAs in collusion with the BJP were “hatching a conspiracy” to topple it, he alleged without taking the name of Pilot or any other party leader.
The court also reserved its judgment on the writ petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident legislators for July 24.
The meeting is likely to decide the party's future strategy as the court's decision on disqualification notice given by the Assembly Speaker C P Joshi is likely to be delivered on Tuesday, sources said.
The Chhattisgarh CM had attempted to justify the Congress conviction that rebel Pilot is working in cahoots with the Bharatiya Janata Party to bring down the Rajasthan government, by questioning if Omar Abdullah and his father were released from detention only because of their family ties
Pilot said he will be taking "appropriate and strictest possible legal action" against the MLA who "was made to" level these accusations.
The Chief Minister described him as ‘nikkama’ and ‘nakara’
The BJP has called these clips "manufactured" and demanded a CBI probe, questioning if the state police tapped phones of politicians in violation of rules.