Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sachin Pilot

Why a full-blown factional war is raging in Congress & BJP in Raj?

JAIPUR: There is a full blown factional war raging in the Rajasthan Congress and the BJP these days with the veterans in both the parties showing reluctance in handing over power and positions to their juniors.

Sachin top choice to 'Pilot' Gujarat Congress affairs

NEW DELHI: The Congress high command is mulling to appoint a new in-charge for Gujarat after the untimely demise of Rajeev Satav last month.

Rajasthan Congress internal issues will be resolved: Maken

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday said that the internal issues in Rajasthan will be resolved amicably and the state unit is in touch with all the leaders.

2 states, 2 leaders: Pilot & Sidhu giving headache to Cong

NEW DELHI: While Congress is trying to corner the government for the mismanagement of the Covid pandemic, the party is facing internal feud in the ruling states of Rajasthan and Punjab. Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has upped the ante against Ashok Gehlot, while in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu is targeting Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Raj Political Saga: MLA from Pilot camp steps down

JAIPUR: In a new twist to the political saga in Rajasthan, senior Congress MLA Hemaram Choudhary, who belonged to the camp of former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, sent his resignation to Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi on Tuesday, creating ripples in the state's political circles.

Demand growing for Priyanka to campaign in poll-bound states

NEW DELHI: After Rahul Gandhi, the demand for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to campaign in the poll-bound states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry is growing.

Gehlot govt to withdraw SLP in SC against Pilot camp

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Congress chief whip Dr. Mahesh Joshi has sought the withdrawal of an SLP (Special Leave Petitions) which was filed in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of 19 Congress MLAs' membership, including Sachin Pilot, last year after the latter camp opened rebellion against state leadership.

Priyanka's close aide flags Pilot's removal from dais at Rahul's rally

JAIPUR: Sparking off yet another controversy by raising questions on the Congress' future, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, a close aide of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has raised objections to Sachin Pilot being asked to leave the dais during the recently held Kisan Mahapanchayat in Rajasthan's Rupangarh when Rahul Gandhi was there.

Many highways including Delhi-Jaipur highway blocked during chakka jam in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Farmers in Rajasthan blocked many national and state highways for three hours on Saturday, from 12pm to 3 pm, demanding the withdrawal of three farm laws and protesting against the internet ban near their protest sites and alleged harassment by authorities, among other issues.

Pilot to connect with farmers in Raj through Kisan Sammelans

JAIPUR:Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot plans to connect with the state's farmers through 'Kisan Sammelans' in the wake of their agitation against the three new central farm laws, with the first such event organised in Dausa on Friday.

Politics aside, this farmer from Rajasthan shares worries on farm Bills

JAIPUR: At a time when politicians across parties are raking up the issue of the contentious farm Bills, a farmer from Rajasthan, who heads 11 districts of the state as a member of the Bharatiya Kisaan Sangh, shares his worries without bringing in politics on the issue.

Pilot reminds Gehlot of promise to Gujjars about 5% reservation

JAIPUR: Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has written a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the issue of 5 per cent reservation for Gujjars and other communities.

The letter was written on September 2, but it was brought to the notice of the media only on Saturday.

Record blood donation in Rajasthan on Sachin Pilot's 43rd b'day

JAIPUR: Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and ex-PCC chief Sachin Pilot's 43rd birthday has been celebrated in a different manner as around 45,000 people donated blood, witnessing the highest number of donors turning out to donate blood following a call by any public leader in the state, to date.

BJP's Satish Poonia tests Covid-19 positive, Raj CM wishes him quick recovery

JAIPUR: Bharatiya Janata Party State President Satish Poonia tested Covid-19 positive on Friday, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wished him a speedy recovery.

Poonia on Friday took to Twitter to inform that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Cong stages Jaipur sit-in demanding postponement of JEE-NEET exams

JAIPUR: On the call given by the All India Congress Committee, Rajasthan Congress workers staged a sit-in at the Malviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur on Friday, demanding postponement of JEE-NEET exams in the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid Congress' internal crisis, Gandhi loyalist Gehlot bats for Sonia, Rahul

JAIPUR: At a time when the Congress is in the middle of a major internal crisis, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, considered as a Gandhi family loyalist, seems to be keeping his cards close to his chest while sitting back quietly in his home state when his fellow leaders have shot off a letter to party interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes in the party from top to bottom.

Rahul personally told me he never said what was attributed to him: Sibal

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Monday withdrew his angry tweets saying he was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that the former party chief had never made the "colluding with BJP" remark attributed to him.

Rahul didn't use 'BJP agent': Surjewala to Sibal as CWC meet heats up

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday saw intense action and reactions between the members amid open rebellion after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi targeted party leaders for their timing in asking for a leadership change, while Ghulam Nabi Azad promised to quit if proven to have colluded with the BJP, Kapil Sibal reminded of his unwavering fight to keep the party together.

Knives out at CWC: Azad dares Rahul to prove charges of collusion with BJP

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday saw intense action and reactions between the members amid open rebellion after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi targeted party leaders accusing them of colluding with the BJP for writing a letter to party interim chief Sonia Gandhi seeking leadership change.

Rahul questions timing of dissenters' letter seeking leadership change

NEW DELHI: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted the party dissenters and questioned the timing of the letter which was sent to interim chief Sonia Gandhi seeking leadership change, even as Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Chief Ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel requested him to take over as party chief.

Pilot at Cong office for first time after removal as state chief

JAIPUR: Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday visited the party office here, for the first time after his removal from both the posts, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

It doesn't matter who is sits where in the Assembly: Pilot

JAIPUR: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.

Gehlot govt wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly

JAIPUR: The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday.

BJP to move no-confidence motion against Ashok Gehlot govt

JAIPUR: In a major twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, which looked like coming to an end with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot returning to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp, BJPs Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said on Thursday that his party will move a no-confidence motion against the state government in the special Assembly session starting Friday.

'Don't call us rebels': Pilot loyalist Vishvendra Singh

JAIPUR: Bharatpur MLA Vishvendra Singh, who was recently stripped of his Cabinet portfolio and suspended from the Congress for his open revolt against the Rajasthan government, has objected to the word 'rebel' being used to describe him and other MLAs from the Sachin Pilot camp.

Cong to review all in-charge of states post MP, Raj fiasco

NEW DELHI: The Rajasthan political turmoil may have ended, but the grand old party has learnt a lesson.

Gehlot seeks to put a lid on Rajasthan crisis

JAIPUR: A day after MLAs from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp expressed their annoyance over the induction of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs back into the Congress, Gehlot on Wednesday sought to put a lid on the crisis.

Raj revolt resolution on cards as Pilot meets Rahul, Priyanka

NEW DELHI: Amid efforts to bring rebel Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and his supporters back into the party fold, the sulking leader met Rahul Gandhi at his residence on Monday and a rapprochement seems to have been arrived at, top Congress sources said.

Priyanka meets Rahul amid talks of truce with Pilot

NEW DELHI: Amid talks of a truce with rebel Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met former party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence at Tughlak Lane here on Monday.

Gehlot govt's new notification allows Raje to stay in Jaipur bungalow

JAIPUR: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's government recently brought in a new notification which permits former CM Vasundhara Raje to continue staying in the much-controversial bungalow number 13 in Civil Lines in Jaipur.

It's unfortunate that Gehlot govt is working from hotels: Raj Guv

JAIPUR: As the MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government camp in a palatial hotel in Jaisalmer fearing poaching threats from Sachin Pilot-led rebel camp and the opposition BJP, Governor Kalraj Mishra, in an exclusive interview with IANS, says "Its unfortunate that the state govt is working from hotels".

'Raj HC exceeded jurisdiction': Cong chief whip also moves SC

NEW DELHI: After the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker moved the Supreme Court against the state high court's July 24 order, Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi has also moved the apex court, challenging the order staying proceedings on his petitions seeking disqualification of 19 rebel MLAs, including dropped Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.

R'sthan Cong MLAs shifted to Jaisalmer amid horse trading allegations

JAIPUR: Amid allegations of horse trading, the Rajasthan Congress MLAs staying at a hotel in Jaipur have been shifted to Jaisalmer for the next 14 days on Friday.

Horse trading rates up in state after session announced: Gehlot

JAIPUR: Making the latest taunt on rebel Sachin Pilot camp, chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that horse trading rates in Rajasthan have gone higher as new rates have been announced soon after the Assembly session date was finalised on Wednesday

Gehlot on Thursday met the MLAs camping in Fairmont Hotel and said that they will have to stay in the hotel till August 14 as the Governor has given his nod to call a special assembly session from the said date.

Amid Raj political crisis, Pilot wishes Speaker, PCC chief

JAIPUR: Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan's former deputy Chief Minister, on Wednesday, left the Congress workers surprised when he extended birthday wishes to Rajasthan Speaker C.

Gehlot's brother skips ED summon in fertilizer scam case

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's elder brother Agrasain Gehlot on Wednesday skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summon for questioning in connection with an alleged Rs 150 crore fertilizer scam.

Pilot camp MLA moves HC demanding NIA probe

JAIPUR: In another twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, rebel Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma from the Sachin Pilot camp, filed a plea in the Rajasthan High Court seeking the transfer of investigation of the case with reference to the audio tapes case released by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp that hinted at an alleged conspiracy to topple the Gehlot government, to the National Investigation Agency from the Special Operations Group, which is presently probing the case.

ED summons Gehlot's brother for questioning in fertilizer scam

NEW DELHI: More troubles for Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's elder brother Agrasain Gehlot seems to be coming up as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned him for questioning in fertilizer scam case.

R'sthan Congress: Suspense, surprise, contradicting strategies

JAIPUR: The story of Rajasthan Congress after being split and divided in two groups led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and ex-Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, seems to be getting all the more complicated with elements of suspense, surprise and contradicting strategies.

"Call assembly session," Rahul asks Rajasthan Governor

NEW DELHI: Alleging Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging into a "conspiracy" to destabilise the Congress-led Rajasthan government, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi demanded Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene the assembly session.

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