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Ajay Maken hopes to resolve Rajasthan crisis in 3 months

Ajay Maken, who was appointed as the AICC general secretary of Rajasthan, has taken over his charge in New Delhi. Ajay Maken has expressed hope that the crisis in the state will be resolved within the next 2-3 months. Maken was greeted by Sachin Pilot at the AICC office in Delhi when he took over...

Sachin Pilot in Delhi to raise his grievances before committee

It seems Sachin Pilot, who led the rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, has become successful in convincing the Congress high command that the grievances of his and his supporter MLAs need to be addressed. When Sonia Gandhi announced a three-member committee to hear the grievances of Sachin Pilot, many thought it to be another...

Is Avinash Pandey’s replacement with Ajay Maken first political victory of Sachin Pilot?

In what is being hailed as the first political victory of Sachin Pilot, the Congress high command has replaced Avinash Pandey with Ajay Maken as AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot is being seen as the reason behind the swift ouster of Avinash Pandey. Notably, Ajay Maken is a Rahul Gandhi loyalist who...

Rajasthan HC to deliver verdict on BSP merger issue on Aug 17

The Rajasthan High Court is likely to deliver its verdict on Monday on the petitions challenging the merger of the six BSP MLAs into the Congress. Speaker CP Joshi had approved the merger of the six BSP MLAs in September 2019. The court had reserved its order on Friday. The single-judge bench of Justice Mahendra...

Rajasthan political crisis ends with Ashok Gehlot winning trust vote

The Rajasthan political crisis that continued for over a month on Friday ended with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot winning the trust vote. Notably, the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government has moved a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly and won it through voice voting. Interestingly, the dissident MLAs who recently made a comeback to Congress also...

Sachin Pilot says only the bravest sent to borders

Former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot got a thunderous applause when he described himself as the strongest soldier of the ruling Congress party. Sachin Pilot, who was sacked as the deputy the chief minister along with two other ministers Ramesh Meena and Vishvendra Singh for their rebellion against the party, was given a new seat...

Rajasthan BJP to bring no-confidence motion against govt

In a fresh twist in the Rajasthan political chaos, the BJP has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government. Meanwhile, the Congress is planning to bring a confidence motion in the Assembly to prove its majority. The decision to move a no-confidence motion on Friday in the special session of...

Rajasthan: SC refuses to restrain BSP MLAs from voting

In a major boost to the ruling Congress in Rajasthan, the Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order restraining the six BSP MLA’s from voting in the Rajasthan Assembly in case of a trust vote. Merger mystery The six BSP MLA’s had made an application for merger as a group with the ruling...

Rajasthan: It’s temporary ceasefire, not end of the war

Prakash Bhandari: While the return of Sachin Pilot and dissident MLAs have put an end to the political crisis in Rajasthan, political pundits say that it is just a temporary ceasefire and not the end of the war. “There is no permanent ceasefire in such wars. One could see firing every now and then and...

Rajasthan CM unlikely to accommodate dissidents

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Even as the Congress high command has ensured the return of Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident MLAs to the party’s fold, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is unlikely to accommodate them. Four dissidents, who were earlier in the Pilot camp, met with the Rajasthan CM to smoothen their re-entry. The four MLAs include...

Rajasthan Politics: Ghar wapsi for Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: With saving the Rajasthan government being of utmost priority, the Congress high command, it seems, has been able to break the ice with dissidents led by Sachin Pilot. The high-level meeting of Sachin Pilot with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ended with Pilot agreeing for a truce that will ensure the...

Rajasthan BJP shifts MLAs to Gujarat

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Rajasthan, the state unit of the BJP has started shifting its MLAs to Gujarat. The Rajasthan BJP’s move comes ahead of the crucial Assembly session from August 14 onwards. Notably, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot might attempt to prove his majority in a floor test. However, the opposition BJP is...