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Rajasthan Speaker, BSP wants SC to hear merger issue

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: In a fresh twist to the Rajasthan political crisis, Assembly Speaker CP Joshi and the BSP have approached the Supreme Court on the issue of merger of six BSP MLAs into Rajasthan Congress. The Congress and the BSP have locked horns over the merger issue, with BSP chief Mayawati terming it as...

Vasundhara Raje gets active suddenly, sets Rajasthan politics abuzz

Prakash Bhandari After several months of silence, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s sudden emergence from her palace in Dholpur has caused ripples in political circles. Raje, who had tested positive in the initial stages of the pandemic, confined herself to her Delhi and Dholpur home.  But amid the rising political crisis within Congress and Ashok Gehlot’s...

Ashok Gehlot locks horns with Union minister Shekhawat

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has locked horns with Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and both of them are involved in wordy duel accusing each other. Gehlot for over a fortnight has been trading charges against Shekhawat for causing the political impasse in the state with the sole motive of pulling...

Rajasthan Political Turmoil: Congress wants House session from July 31

In a fresh twist to the Rajasthan political turmoil, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has now requested Governor Kalraj Mishra to call an Assembly session from July 31. The Rajasthan political turmoil began after the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress MLAs supporting him. Gehlot has requested the Governor to call the Assembly session...

Congress retaliates against Centre’s “raid raj”

The Congress has retaliated against the searches of Enforcement Directorate at the residence of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s brother on Wednesday. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Union government has created a “raid raj”, but Congress is not scared. In response to the searches against Agrasen Gehlot in Jodhpur, Randeep Singh Surjewala said,...

Rajasthan Congress MLA claims Sanjay Jain asked him to meet Vasundhara Raje 8 months ago

Congress legislator Rajendra Gudha on Sunday claimed that arrested middleman Sanjay Jain had contacted him about eight months ago to ask him to meet former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and other BJP leaders. “BJP’s game plan was going on for a long time. Eight months ago, he had come to me asking to meet...

With just 2 MLAs, we are kingmakers in Rajasthan: BTP president Mahesh Vasava

As the Ashok Gehlot government struggles to retain power in Rajasthan, the Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) says it is now in a position to punch way above its weight despite its miniscule presence in the state assembly. “We have two MLAs in a House of 200, yet we are in the position of kingmakers,” party...

PM Modi’s constant blunders, indiscretions have left India vulnerable: Rahul Gandhi

The Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) can be attributed to the “trouble” India has with its foreign policy, economy and the relationship with its neighbours in the last six years, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday, sharpening his attack on the government. “What is it about India’s situation that has...

‘Not my voice, ready to face probe’, says Union minister after allegations of trying to topple Gehlot govt

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday rejected the Congress’ allegation based on two audio clips that he was part of a conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan, saying his voice is not in those recordings and that he was ready to face any probe. The Congress’ attack on Shekhawat and some...

Sachin Pilot’s statement on Vasundhara Raje’s bungalow reflects his frustration: BJP

Sachin Pilot’s statement about Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot being busy helping former chief minister Vasundhara Raje keep her official bungalow instead of fulfilling promises made in the election manifesto reflects his frustration, two BJP MLAs said on Thursday. In a statement, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs Kailash Maghwal and Pratap Singhvi highlighted...

Congress sacks rebel MLAs, FIR filed against Union minister for trying to topple Gehlot govt

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has been named along with rebel Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma in an FIR over allegations of a conspiracy against the Congress government in Rajasthan. The Congress on Friday alleged that investigations have revealed rebel MLAs were plotting with the BJP against the Ashok Gehlot government. The Congress has also...

Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs move Rajasthan HC against Speaker’s disqualification notice

Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his 18 supporter MLAs have moved Rajasthan High Court against Speaker CP Joshi’s disqualification notice. Advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi will represent them in the court. The hearing is likely to take place at 3 pm. The Rajasthan Assembly Speaker had sent disqualification notices to Pilot...