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Gehlot-led Congress govt wins motion of confidence in Raj Assembly
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
The Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday won the motion of confidence through a voice vote in the Rajasthan Assembly. The house has been adjourned till August 21, said Assembly Speaker CP Joshi. Earlier, Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs returned to the party.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:31 pm on 14 Aug
Sachin Pilot met Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Thursday for the first time since the political crisis began in the state and shook hands. The Rajasthan Congress unit is meeting at CM Ashok Gehlot's residence in Jaipur ahead of the Assembly session which is scheduled to begin tomorrow. Earlier, Congress revoked the suspension of two MLAs who had supported Pilot.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:50 pm on 13 Aug
BJP and its allies will move a no-confidence motion against the Ashok Gehlot government tomorrow in the Rajasthan Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, said on Thursday. This comes after Sachin Pilot met Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi earlier this week, with the Congress calling the political crisis in the state a "closed chapter".
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:07 pm on 13 Aug
Congress has revoked the suspension of Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh who backed former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot in the political crisis. They were suspended from the party's primary membership for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government. Gehlot said that the misunderstandings in Congress needed to be "forgiven and forgotten".
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:47 pm on 13 Aug
He's immature: Pawar on grandnephew seeking CBI probe in Sushant case
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said he doesn't give importance to grandnephew Parth Pawar's demand for a CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case as he's "immature". Pawar said, "I've seen Maharashtra and Mumbai Police for last 50 years and I trust them." He added he won't oppose CBI probe too if someone thinks it should investigate the matter.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:24 pm on 12 Aug
Sushant's family sends notice to Raut over 'dad's 2nd marriage' claim
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Bihar MLA and Sushant Singh Rajput's cousin Neeraj Kumar Bablu has sent a legal notice to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut over his article in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'. Raut had claimed Sushant had strained relations with his father after his second marriage. Bablu's lawyer said he has contended that Raut should apologise within 48 hours for his "baseless comments".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:16 pm on 12 Aug
Sushant wasn't as famous in his lifetime as after death: NCP leader
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
NCP leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday tweeted, "Sushant was not as famous during his lifetime as he is after his death." He added that Sushant Singh Rajput was perhaps occupying more space in media than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump. The NCP distanced itself from Memon's remarks, saying, that the party does not support his statement.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:15 pm on 12 Aug
Need to forgive and forget: Raj CM after truce with Congress MLAs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
After rebel Congress MLAs returned to the party, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said, "Whatever misunderstanding occurred in the party in the last one month, we need to forgive and forget in the interest of the country, state, people and democracy." Earlier, he had said, "I hope that we will do away with all our differences."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:05 pm on 13 Aug
Operation Lotus failure in Raj defeat of political perversity: Sena
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
An editorial in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' said that failure of 'Operation Lotus' in Rajasthan was the defeat of "political perversity". It added, "The coronavirus pandemic is showing no sign of going away, unemployment is growing and the economy is in shambles. Instead of reviving it, BJP is busy toppling opposition governments. Isn't this a sign of political mental illness?"
short by Apaar Sharma / 03:38 pm on 12 Aug
Govt must act against person who made social media post: Shivakumar
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Wednesday tweeted, "I condemn the violence that has happened in Bengaluru. No one must take law into their own hands." He added, "The government must take strict and exemplary action against the person who made the derogatory social media post as well as those who indulged in rioting and arson."
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:23 pm on 12 Aug
Former AAP MLA suspended from party over post on Facebook
short by Jigyasu / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
The Aam Aadmi Party has suspended former Rajouri Garden MLA Jarnail Singh from the party's primary membership on Wednesday over a Facebook post. The reasons cited by the party include use of "disparaging words against Hindu goddesses" in the post made from Singh's account. The former MLA claimed the post was accidentally made by his younger son.
short by Jigyasu / 09:00 am on 13 Aug
Punjab CM has lost his mental balance, he's not a maharaja: Congress MP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday claimed that Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh "has lost his mental balance" after being questioned on the 121 deaths in the liquor tragedy by leaders of his own party. Bajwa added, "I want to ask Captain Amarinder Singh if he believes in democracy. You're a democratically elected CM and not maharaja of Patiala."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:58 am on 13 Aug
Satyamev Jayate, tweets Gehlot ahead of Rajasthan Assembly session
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Ahead of the Assembly session in Rajasthan on Friday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, "It would be the victory of the people of Rajasthan and the unity of our Congress MLAs, it would be a victory of truth: Satyamev Jayate." The Congress moved a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly following a truce between the Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:41 pm on 14 Aug
Sonia, Rahul seek immediate withdrawal of Draft EIA 2020
short by Apaar Sharma / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the government of dismantling India's environment rules and demanded that the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020 be withdrawn immediately. The Draft EIA 2020, which involves the procedure of issuing environmental clearances to various projects, was issued by the Environment Ministry in March this year.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:15 pm on 13 Aug
Congress Spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passes away due to cardiac arrest
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Congress National Spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest, ANI reported. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this time of grief," the party tweeted.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:20 pm on 12 Aug
Don't know when drama between Pilot, Gehlot will begin again: Mayawati
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said, "It seems that Congress government in Rajasthan is safe now but it cannot be said when the drama between (former Deputy CM) Sachin Pilot and (CM) Ashok Gehlot will begin again." She added, "BSP wants to say that long due internal conflict between these two has affected works of public welfare in the state."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:20 pm on 11 Aug
Congress lost a 'Babbar Sher' today: Rahul on Rajiv Tyagi's demise
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the party has lost one of its 'Babbar Sher' (lion) today after the passing away of party spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi. He tweeted, "Rajiv Tyagi's love for the Congress and the inspiration of his struggle will always be remembered." Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Tyagi's death was a "personal sorrow" for her.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:08 pm on 12 Aug
Most MLAs were scared for their life so we did not go to Jaipur: Pilot
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Responding to a query about why he and several Congress MLAs were residing in NCR during the Rajasthan political crisis, Sachin Pilot said, "They were scared for their life - most of the MLAs." He added, "We felt that by going to Jaipur some of them would have been harassed...(Otherwise) who wants to be away from home, your (own) area?"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:27 am on 12 Aug
Strongest warrior sent to border: Pilot on changed seat in Raj Assembly
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Speaking about his changed sitting arrangement in Rajasthan Assembly, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said, "I wondered why my seat was designated here. I thought for two minutes and saw that this is the border between the government and the opposition." "Who is sent to the border? The strongest warrior," he stated. Congress has moved Motion of Confidence in the Assembly.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:40 pm on 14 Aug
Siddaramaiah tests negative for COVID-19, to be discharged on Aug 13
short by Apaar Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah has "fully recovered" and his latest throat swab result has come negative for COVID-19, a statement from his office said on Wednesday. "Doctors have informed that Siddaramaiah will be discharged from hospital on Thursday," the statement said. Siddaramaiah's recovery from COVID-19 coincides with his birthday as he turned 72 on Wednesday.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:53 pm on 12 Aug
SC refuses stay on merger of 6 BSP MLAs with Congress in Rajasthan
short by Apaar Sharma / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
The Supreme Court has refused to pass an interim order on a petition seeking a stay on the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress in Rajasthan, which means they can take part in the trust vote. The court said that it will not interfere with the proceedings in the Rajasthan High Court that is already hearing the matter.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:36 pm on 13 Aug
Natural for MLAs to be upset: Gehlot after rebel MLAs return to Cong
short by Atul Mishra / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
After rebel Rajasthan Congress MLAs returned to Congress, CM Ashok Gehlot said, "Our friends who had gone away have now come back." "It's natural for MLAs to be upset... the manner in which this episode occurred...the way in which they stayed for a month, it was natural," he added. "I've [told] them...sometimes we need to be tolerant," Gehlot further said
short by Atul Mishra / 02:36 pm on 12 Aug
Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar's grandnephew Parth Pawar's demand for a CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case is "foolishness". "There is a conspiracy going on to hurt Maharashtra's self-respect...under the cover of CBI probe," 'Saamana' stated. "Parth Pawar is new in politics...was also unsuccessful in winning...Lok Sabha election," it added.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:40 pm on 14 Aug
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday expressed hope that all the differences within Congress will now be done away with. "We will work together. Our friends who had gone away have now come back," Gehlot said. "I hope that we will do away with all our differences and fulfil our resolve to serve the state," the CM added.
short by Jigyasu / 03:17 pm on 12 Aug
Wouldn't be happy winning majority without 19 MLAs: Ashok Gehlot
short by Atul Mishra / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has said that Congress party could have proved the majority even without the 19 MLAs (Sachin Pilot and those supporting him). "But it would not have given us happiness...will bring the vote of confidence," he added. This comes after Pilot met Gehlot on Thursday for the first time since the political crisis began in the state.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:43 am on 14 Aug
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