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.
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.