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Rajasthan political crisis LIVE updates: Rajasthan Congress meet under way, over 90 MLAs at Gehlot’s residence

Rajasthan political crisis LIVE updates: It is reportedly said that there are some ego clashes going on between Gehlot and Sachin.

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Rajasthan political crisis LIVE updates: As the country is combatting coronavirus pandemic, a new political crisis has erupted in Rajasthan. CM Ashok Gehlot has alleged the BJP of conspiring to topple his government by indulging in horse-trading, a charge denied by the opposition party. Meanwhile, claiming that the party has support of 109 MLAs, Rajasthan Congress has issued whip to MLAs for CLP meeting today

It is reportedly said that there are some ego clashes going on between Gehlot and Sachin.

The leaders admit that there is “deep distrust” between the two, manifested multiple times in the last one-and-a-half years. Referring to Scindia’s exit in MP, a former Union minister and AICC general secretary went to the extent of saying that “nothing is guaranteed in such situations”.

The tussle between Gehlot and Pilot began much before the Congress came to power in Rajasthan in December 2018. The feud came to the fore during candidate selection for the Assembly elections, too, and escalated when the high command decided to give the experienced Gehlot a third shot at Chief Ministership, with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections around the corner.

This move comes four months after Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was toppled by Pilot’s peer – Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 MLAs who resigned from their posts.

The tussle between Congress and BJP began last month in the run-up to Rajya Sabha elections, with the former levelling similar allegations of horsetrading against the latter. However, both the Congress candidates, KC Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi, had won the Rajya Sabha polls, while the BJP had managed to secure one seat for Rajendra Gehlot in the Rajya Sabha polls. In the assembly of 200, the Congress has 107 MLAs, including six who defected to the party from the BSP last year. The party enjoys the support of 12 of the 13 Independent MLAs in the state, while BJP has 72 MLAs and RLP has 3 MLAs.

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3:29PM 13 Jul, 20
Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting has now concluded.
3:23PM 13 Jul, 20
Buses seen outside the residence of CM Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur.
2:29PM 13 Jul, 20
Ashok Gehlot parades MLAs at his residence
2:02PM 13 Jul, 20
CM Ashok Gehlot, Congress leaders and party MLAs show victory sign as they gather at CM's residence in Jaipur.
12:55PM 13 Jul, 20
"Rahul Gandhi is responsible for what's happening now in Rajasthan and had happened in Madhya Pradesh: Uma Bharati

He doesn't allow young leaders in Congress to grow. He feels that if educated and able leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot get high posts then he will be left behind," said BJP leader Uma Bharti.

12:54PM 13 Jul, 20
102 MLAs in Support of Gehlot

A total of 102 MLAs have turned up in support of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, sources say. Congress MLAs in this tally are 92. Ten independent MLAs are also in his support, sources add.

12:07PM 13 Jul, 20
'We Will Work Together, Resolve Problems': Surjewala

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala says - "If anyone, be at any post or profile, has any problem, they must come forward and mention the issue on the party forum. We will work to resolve it together and keep our govt intact in the state."

12:00PM 13 Jul, 20
Over the last 48 hours, Congress leadership has spoken to Sachin Pilot a number of times about the present political situation: Randeep Surjewala

If anyone, be at any post or profile, has any problem, they must come forward and mention the issue on the party forum: Randeep Surjewala

11:53AM 13 Jul, 20
Rajasthan govt chief whip Mahesh Joshi condemns income tax raids on premises linked to two Congress leaders, reports PTI.

The Rajasthan Government chief whip Mahesh Joshi has condemned ncome tax raids on premises linked to two Congress leaders, reports PTI

11:46AM 13 Jul, 20
Sachin Pilot's posters removed from PCC headquarters

The posters and banners of Sachin Pilot has been removed from PCC headquarters

11:29AM 13 Jul, 20
BSP turned Congress MLA Rajendra Gudha claimed he was offered money to switch sides last night but he declined to reveal who contacted him.

The MLA is a Gehlot loyalist.

11:24AM 13 Jul, 20
PL Punia, Congress in-charge of Chhattisgarh, tweets clarification on his statement, “Sachin Pilot is now in BJP.”

10:50AM 13 Jul, 20
Sachin Pilot is now in BJP: Chattisgarh Congress In-charge PL Punia
10:47AM 13 Jul, 20
I-T department conducting raid at Congress leader Rajiv Arora's Amrapali office in Jaipur.
10:29AM 13 Jul, 20
CM should have kept his govt intact, but he is not able to do it. His party MLAs are not happy with him: Om Mathur, BJP leader

"People of Rajasthan had given an opportunity to Congress to form govt in the state, they should have used it properly."

10:06AM 13 Jul, 20
Meeting of Congress Legislative Party is scheduled to begin at the residence of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot at 10.30am.
9:39AM 13 Jul, 20
Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has made it clear that he is not going to attend the meeting, reports PTI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has specially assigned me a task. She has said that if any Congrees MLA or any alliance MLA has any problem or wants to discuss their problem, they can come, talk to me and we can work on it:Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey

9:08AM 13 Jul, 20
Congress more concerned with saving government in Rajasthan rather than addressing public issues: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Former union minister and BJP MP from Jaipur (Rural) Rajyavardhan Rathore on Sunday said that Congress party in the Rajasthan had brought its infighting out into the open and the party has always been more concerned with its "Sarkar Bachao Karyakram" (Save the government scheme rather than addressing the problems of the people.

8:53AM 13 Jul, 20
Some other MLAs have spoken to the chief minister over the phone and they will also sign the letter: Congress leader Avinash Pande

As many as 109 MLAs have signed the letter to express full confidence in the Congress government led by CM Ashok Gehlot and in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi: Congress leader Avinash Pande

4:25PM 12 Jul, 20
'Untenable for Pilot Camp MLAs to Work under Gehlot after SOG Letter'

Amid a power tussle in the Rajasthan government, sources close to Sachin Pilot said the letter asking the deputy chief minister to appear for questioning in a probe into alleged attempts to destabilize his own government has "crossed all limits" and made it "untenable" for those MLAs supporting him to work under Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

3:25PM 12 Jul, 20
CM Gehlot Says He Got Probe Summons Too

“Notices from the SOG have come to the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Chief Whip and some other ministers and MLAs in the context of the Congress Legislature Party complaining of horse-trading by BJP leaders. It is not appropriate to present it differently by some media,” says CM Gehlot. 

2:11PM 12 Jul, 20
Need to Meet Party High Command, Says Congress' Ameen Kagazi

Congress MLA Ameen Kagazi said that along with Sachin Pilot, 18 more MLAs wants to meet the party high command amid ongoing political upheaval. 

1:54PM 12 Jul, 20
SOG Issues to Rajasthan Minister Ramesh Chand Meena

Ramesh Chand Meena, the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in Rajasthan, has also received a notice by the SOG over an allegation that the BJP is trying to topple the Rajasthan government.

1:35PM 12 Jul, 20
Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police wrote to Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on July 10 seeking his availability for recording his statement

Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police wrote to Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on July 10 seeking his availability for recording his statement in connection with the alleged attempts to topple Congress government in the state, ANI reports. 

1:32PM 12 Jul, 20
BJP Trying to Destabilise State Govt, Will Not Succeed: Congress

Congress Party’s Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pandey said, "The BJP is trying to destabilise the Gehlot govt but will never succeed. All MLAs have expressed faith in the party [Congress]."

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