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Omar Abdullah to sue Bhupesh Baghel for linking his release with Pilot's revolt against Congress

Politics | Jul 21, 2020, 09:02 AM IST

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?"

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Ashok Gehlot's jibe at Sachin Pilot: 'Nikamma, nakara... kuch kaam nahi kar raha'

Politics | Jul 20, 2020, 03:16 PM IST

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

Rajasthan High Court hears petiton filed by rebel Congress stalwart Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan High Court hears petition filed by rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot

Politics | Jul 20, 2020, 03:13 PM IST

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.

Congress infighting unfortunate, people of Rajasthan paying for it: Vasundhara Raje

Congress infighting unfortunate, people of Rajasthan paying for it: Vasundhara Raje

Politics | Jul 18, 2020, 04:22 PM IST

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. 

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Rajasthan crisis: BJP raises 5 questions over phone tapping by Congress; demands CBI probe

Politics | Jul 18, 2020, 11:20 AM IST

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.

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Rajasthan political crisis: BJP files complaint against Surjewala, others in audio clip case

Politics | Jul 18, 2020, 09:36 AM IST

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.

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'Not Joining BJP', Sachin Pilot clears the air amid speculations surrounding political future

Politics | Jul 15, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

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.

Ashok Gehlot raises horse trading questiong amid Rajasthan political turmoil

Ashok Gehlot raises horse trading questions amid Rajasthan political turmoil

Politics | Jul 15, 2020, 02:55 PM IST

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.

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Sanjay Jha suspended from Congress hours after he showered praises on Sachin Pilot

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 10:25 PM IST

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.

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59 Congress office bearers resign in Rajasthan, protest removal of Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 06:57 PM IST

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.

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Priya Dutt on Sachin Pilot: Don't think being ambitious is wrong, Congress has lost young leaders

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 06:25 PM IST

​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.

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Truth can be troubled not defeated, tweets Sachin Pilot after Congress sacks him as Rajasthan Dy CM

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 03:02 PM IST

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.

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Congress removes Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister; appoints new state chief

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 02:53 PM IST

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.

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Rajasthan Crisis Updates: As it happened

Politics | Jul 14, 2020, 11:17 PM IST

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.

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Sachin Pilot won't join BJP but political crisis within Rajasthan Congress is far from over

Politics | Jul 13, 2020, 06:14 PM IST

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.

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Sachin Pilot now in BJP, says Chattisgarh Congress in-charge PL Punia

Politics | Jul 13, 2020, 10:56 AM IST

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.

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Pilot not above other MLAs, will have to face action in case of indiscipline: Avinash Pandey

Politics | Jul 13, 2020, 10:22 AM IST

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.

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Rajasthan Political Crisis: How sequence of events unfolded on July 13

Politics | Jul 13, 2020, 10:50 PM IST

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.

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Vikas Dubey killed but what about his patrons: Priyanka Gandhi

Politics | Jul 10, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

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.

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28 ministers take oath in Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion

Politics | Jul 02, 2020, 12:35 PM IST

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.