Bihar's Industries Minister and JD(U)'s national general secretary Shyam Rajak was on Sunday sacked from the state cabinet and expelled from the party. JD(U)'s chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh said he has been expelled for six years over anti-party activities.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday quipped about the change in his seating position in the Rajashan assembly and said his party had sent him closer to the opposition benches as it wanted a strong warrior to guard its borders.
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government is set to move a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly during the session beginning today. Pilot had led a rebellion against Gehlot, seeking a change in the party’s leadership in Rajasthan. At the CLP meeting held at his residence, Gehlot urged Congress MLAs to forget the acrimony of the past month and move on.
No place for malice, enmity and personal differences in politics: Sachin Pilot, the rebel Congress leader who did a patch up with the party after meeting Rahul Gandhi on Monday has said.
The Congress has finally agreed to constitute a three-member committee to address the grievances raised by Sachin Pilot. Earlier in the day, Pilot met senior party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for the first time since the political crisis in Rajasthan began.
NCP leader Nawab Malik on Monday denied reports of 12 party MLAs joining BJP. He dismissed them as baseless rumours.
In a first major reshuffle in his government in two-and-a-half years, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has allocated portfolios to three new Ministers, besides changing those of other ministerial colleagues.
It is a big day for Rajasthan politics with the apex court all set to resume hearing on the matter of the disqualification of 19 MLAs including Sachin Pilot as requested by the Rajasthan Assembly speaker. The Supreme Court will hear the matter after Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi filed a plea challenging the Rajasthan High Court's order against the disqualification of 19 rebel Congress MLAs.
The Rajasthan High Court has accepted the plea filed by rebel Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy CM, Sachin Pilot, to make Centre a party in the case against his support MLAs. Pilot camp had filed a plea to include the Union Government in the list of respondents in the Rajasthan case. Pilot and his 18 MLAs received a disqualification notice by the Rajasthan Assembly speaker after they decided to rebel and move out of the Congress mainstream.
Sachin Pilot has had an upper hand in the Supreme Court as the apex court refused to stop the Rajasthan High Court from announcing its verdict on Pilot's plea challenging disqualification notices served to him and 18 other MLAs, as was requested by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Amid a political upheaval in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that "despicable attempts are being made to destabilize elected governments through horse-trading."
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the high court directive to defer till July 24 the disqualification proceedings against 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. The high court had said on Tuesday that it would deliver its order on July 24 on a petition filed by Pilot and 18 other MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices sent to them.
Baghel was quoted by a newspaper saying "as far as Sachin Pilot is concerned, not that I have been tracking the Rajasthan events so closely, but it does make one curious why Omar Abdullah was released? He and Mehbooba Muftiji were booked under the same Sections of the law, while she is still languishing, he is out. Is it because Mr. Abdullah is brother-in-law of Sachin Pilot?"
Launching a scathing personal attack against his former Deputy Chief Minister, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot called Sachin Pilot "Nikamma, nakara. (Good for nothing)". Gehlot's personal attak just did not end here as he went on to term Pilot as, "Bholi surat wala and said he was conspiring from past 6 months with BJP's support. Nobody believed me when I used to say that conspiracy is going on to topple govt. Nobody knew that a person with such innocent face will do such thing. I'm not here to sell
The Rajasthan High Court has begun the hearing on the writ petition filed by rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident party MLAs from Rajasthan, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the state Assembly speaker.
Breaking her silence over the political feud in the state's congress government, BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said it is unfortunate that the people of Rajasthan have to pay for the discord within the Congress.
The BJP on Saturday addressed a press conference over the audiotapes released by Congress. Raising five questions over the phone tapping incident, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra demanded a CBI probe into the matter. Speaking on the audiotapes, Sambit Patra said phone tapping can only be done by authorized agencies as per the due process of law and subject to approve safeguards and SOPs.
BJP leader Laxmikant Bhardwaj filed a complaint against Congress leaders including Randeep Surjewala and Govind Singh Dotasra for associating Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's name with an alleged audio clip related to conspiring to topple the elected government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan.
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.