Sachin Pilot has reiterated that he is not joining BJP amid speculations surrounding his political future after he openly rebelled against the 'slavery' of the Congress high command. Pilot has reportedly told news agency ANI that he will not be joining BJP.
Amid rising political turmoil in the state of Rajasthan, sacked Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister in the state, Sachin Pilot will be addressing a press conference today. Pilot was sacked from his posts yesterday after started a rebellion along with his support group of MLAs.
Sanjay Jha has been suspended from the Congress party for "anti-party activities and breach of discipline." His suspension comes hours after he tweeted for Sachin Pilot, who was removed as Rajasthan Deputy CM for revolting against CM Ashok Gehlot.
At least 59 office bearers of Congress party's Tonk unit in Rajasthan have tendered their resignations. The move comes as a protest against the removal of Sachin Pilot as the Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan PCC chief.
Amid a deepening political crisis in Rajasthan, Congress leader Priya Dutt on Tuesday said the Congress party has lost two stalwart young leaders -- Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia. "I don't believe being ambitious is wrong," Dutt said in a tweet.
Sachin Pilot has said that truth can be harassed but cannot be defeated, in a tweet soon after the Congress party sacked him as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief.
Ahead of the meeting, Congress general secretary Avinash Pande had made another bid to reach out to the rebel leader, who had skipped the first CLP meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s home on Monday. Eighteen other Congress MLAs had also not attended Monday’s meeting, according to sources. But independents and MLAs from other parties participated, expressing support for Gehlot.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot left for his residence along with his MLAs from Fairmount Resort. A meeting of his cabinet will take place at 7:30 pm. In a show of strength, the Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday removed Sachin Pilot and two other ministers from the state cabinet.
Even as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot openly rebelled against CM Ashok Gehlot, the former has no plans of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), sources close to the young-leader told news agency ANI. But that does not mean that trouble for Gehlot has ended.
Chattisgarh Congress In-charge PL Punia on Monday said Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot is now in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Punia's statement comes amid the big political crisis in Rajasthan after Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday declared open rebellion and claimed that the Ashok Gehlot government in the state is in minority.
Rajasthan Political Crisis: According to sources in the party, 109 MLAs have signed the letter of support to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot including Congress, other parties, and independent MLAs in front of AICC observers.
India's grand old party - the Congress party led by Sonia Gandhi - is in crisis. This time the crisis has unfolded in Rajasthan, where Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has rebelled against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. During a late-night Sunday briefing, Pilot, who is camping in Delhi, the ruling Congress, claimed the support of 109 MLAs to back the state government led by Gehlot.
Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter on Friday after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to escape from the spot in Bhauti area, police said. Four policemen, including an inspector posted in Nawabganj, were injured in the accident, IG, Kanpur Range, Mohit Agarwal said.
Former Union minister and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia early on Thursday had arrived to participate in the oath-taking ceremony. The initial "mini" expansion of the Chouhan cabinet took place on April 21 with the induction of five ministers, including two former Congress MLAs close to Scindia -- Tulsi Silawat and Govind Singh Rajput.
Rajya Sabha Election Results: The YSR Congress party has won all four seats in Andhra Pradesh. The winners are Deputy Chief Minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, Ayodhya Rami Reddy and Parimal Nathwani.
Rajya Sabha Election results: The Congress party has won 2 seats in Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed to get one seat in the state. K C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi of the Congress were declared winner, while Rajendra Gehlot of the BJP also got elected.
While the BJP has 103 MLAs, Congress has 65, Bharatiya Tribal Party has two seats, NCP has one and independent candidate Jignesh Mewani holds one seat.
The Congress on Thursday staked claim to form government on Manipur. It also wrote to the governor calling for a floor test to prove their majority in the state assembly. This comes a day after three BJP MLAs resigned and joined Congress while four National People's Party (NPP) MLAs, an independent MLA and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA also withdrew support to Chief Minister N Biren Singh govt.
Congress has fielded its General Secretary, Organisation, KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi for the Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan, while the BJP, which could elect one, has also fielded two candidates
Former Union Minister Vishnu Deo Sai has been appointed as the new Chhattisgarh BJP chief on Tuesday by party president JP Nadda.
"I don't think Rahul Gandhi meant anything as it had been construed in sections of the media. In fact, he spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after that," said Praful Patel
Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday spoke to India TV during its special coverage #TeamModiOnIndia on the completion of one year of the Modi government 2.0.
Union Minister for Highways and Transport Nitin Gadkari on Friday called for political unity to fight coronavirus pandemic saying it is not the time for the blame game and do politics as the minister repsonded to the opposition's criticism over government policies to fight coronavirus outbreak.
Amid speculation over a rift in the six-month-old Maharashtra coalition government, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for a meeting with members of the Maha Vikas Aghadi today. The meeting is currently underway at Varsha bungalow, news agency ANI reported.
Fadnavis reasoned that, since, the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra was 'serious', any attempt to de-stabilise the government could have adverse consequences for the overall coronavirus response
Rahul Gandhi has stirred a fresh controversy in Maharashtra’s political circles, after conceding that Congress wasn’t a key decision-maker in the western state, which has been severely struggling to cope with the rising number of coronavirus cases
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Monday called upon Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and demanded the imposition of President’s Rule in the state, saying that CM Uddhav Thackeray had failed to effectively deal with the coronavirus crisis
Kevin Pietersen tried to troll Virat Kohli after the latter shared his throwback picture on Instagram, but it was the former England cricketer who got trolled himself by the Indian skipper.
BSP supremo Mayawati has lashed out at the Congress party saying it is more responsible for the plight of migrants labourers and their terrible condition then the Centre.
An FIR has been registered against Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders of the party for misleading tweets about PMCARES fund. The tweets were shared on May 11 which gave wrong information about the fund. The FIR was registered in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over tweets on May 11 by the party's official handle about PM-CARES fund.
Rebel Congress MLA from Raebareli Aditi Singh has been suspended from the position of General Secretary of the women's wing of the party, which has initiated anti-disciplinary action against her, sources said here on Wednesday. Singh has accused Congress of playing petty politics over the issue of arranging buses to ferry migrants to their homes.
Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and elaborated by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
"A big zero", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said as she took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crores amid the coronavirus crisis.
The remarks by Union Home Minister Amit Shah came soon after the conclusion of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting
Veteran politician Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday evening took oath as Madhya Pradesh's chief minister for a record fourth time, thus officially bringing back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power after a hiatus of 15 months
Hours ahead of the floor test today, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has resigned. Kamal Nath announced his resignation in a jam-pact press conference organised at chief minister's house in Bhopal. Kamal Nath's resignation brings a temporary end to high-pitched political drama in Madhya Pradesh which began after Jyotiraditya Scindia quit Congress along with more than a dozen rebel MLAs.