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Rajasthan Government crisis LIVE updates: Congress shares audio tape contents to prove ‘BJP hand’ in poaching

Rajasthan Government crisis LIVE updates: Congress shares audio tape contents to prove ‘BJP hand’ in poaching

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Rajasthan Government crisis Live: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with his deputy Sachin Pilot. (PTI/File) A DAY ahead of Rajasthan Speaker C P Joshi taking up the matter of the Assembly membership of the 19 rebel Congress MLAs, including Sachin Pilot, they filed a petition before the High Court citing violation of their freedom of speech and expression, and challenging the anti-defection law. In the petition, that makes Joshi as well as Assembly Secretary Pramil Kumar Mathur parties, the MLAs said no offence had been made out against them, and that the disqualification notices to them on the ground of defection went against their right to freedom of speech. The MLAs were represented by former Solicitor General of India Harish Salve and ex-Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, among ot
Congress says 109 MLAs supporting Gehlot, issues whip for Rajasthan CLP meeting today

Congress says 109 MLAs supporting Gehlot, issues whip for Rajasthan CLP meeting today

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Written by Deep Mukherjee | Jaipur | Updated: July 13, 2020 8:22:46 am Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot at party headquarters in Jaipur Amid the internal feud between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan, Congress general secretary Avinash Pande said that 109 MLAs have signed letters in support of the chief minister. In a late-night media briefing on Sunday, Pande said, “Till now, 109 MLAs have signed support letters, expressing their support and full confidence in the government led by Ashok Gehlot ji and the leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi ji. Apart from this, some other MLAs have also spoken on phone with the Chief Minister and they too wil
Congress infighting in Rajasthan: BJP watches keenly, wants Sachin Pilot to make first move

Congress infighting in Rajasthan: BJP watches keenly, wants Sachin Pilot to make first move

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Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2020 1:29:27 am Outside CM Ashok Gehlot’s house in Jaipur. (Express photo by Rohit Jain Paras) With the infighting in Rajasthan Congress out in the open, the BJP that leveraged a similar situation in Bhopal is watching closely to see if it can find an opportunity to put up an alternate arrangement in Jaipur. But the party is not yet ready to take any step, said sources. “We are just watching the situation. The game still does not appear to be set for the BJP,” said a senior party leader. Another senior leader from Rajasthan said, “As of today, the BJP has taken a conscious decision not to do anythi