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Ashok Gehlot raises horse trading questions amid Rajasthan political turmoil

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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Jaipur Updated on: July 15, 2020 14:55 IST
Ashok Gehlot raises horse trading questiong amid Rajasthan political turmoil
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Ashok Gehlot raises horse trading questiong amid Rajasthan political turmoil

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. The Congress party, while sacking Pilot from all offices in Rajasthan, also left the door open for a face-saving exit from the situation for both the party as well as the young leader after they said that if Sachin Pilot would return to the helm he would be welcomed. 

Earlier, Sachin Pilot and his supporters skipped the party meeting called by CM Ashok Gehlot raising speculations that Congress could meet the same fate as they did in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. 

While BJP has denied any contact with Sachin Pilot, they have not ruled out a floor test if the number game gets more complexed than it already is. 

Pilot had tweeted yesterday, "My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who have come out in my support today."

02:46 pm: Horse trading was being done in Jaipur, we have the proof. We had to keep people at a hotel for 10 days, if we had not done that, the same thing that is happening in Manesar now would have happened back then: Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Chief Minister

02:30 pm: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot addresses media

10:42 am: Disqualification notices will be issued by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C P Joshi to Sachin Pilot and other MLAs who did not attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting held on Monday and Tuesday, a senior party leader has said.

10:13 am: In the last 24 hours, Santacruz has had 97mm of rainfall and Colaba has had 122 mm of rainfall. Next 48 hours another 200mm total rainfall expected.

09:50 am: Sachin Pilot has told news agency ANI that he will not be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party amid speculations. His press conference is scheduled to begin shortly.

09:18 am: Senior Congress leaders like Shashi Tharoor has expressed his disappointment over Sachin Pilot situation. 

07:14 am: Sachin Pilot will address a press conference at 10 am. 

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