While the Congress in Rajasthan continues to face a tough task in balancing the equation between Gehlot and Pilot, it also faces challenge to accommodate all the factions in the state.
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Pilot’s letter claimed that the MBC (more backward classes) quota was not being applied in several recruitment processes in the state.
The committee comprises party General Secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and K.C. Venugopal and party Treasurer Ahmed Patel.
BJP’s National Secretary P. Muralidhar Rao has been chosen for the job, and he is expected to reach Jaipur soon and start interacting with the BJP lawmakers.
Pilot, who was also the state Congress chief but was removed after his rebellion, also said that he had not demanded any post from the party.
It appears that Pilot may well become Chief Minister of Rajasthan in early 2021 to prepare for the battle in late 2023.
The Congress had sacked Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and the state party chief. So far, Gehlot has stayed put as Chief Minister amid claims and counter-claims on attempts to poach MLAs.
Reports say that Pilot has sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi but it could not be confirmed from his office, despite repeated attempts.
In an interview, BJP state president Satish Poonia brushed aside allegations of BJP helping Sachin Pilot, who was sacked as PCC chief and Deputy CM recently.
As the political back-and-forth continues, IANS spoke exclusively to BJP state president Satish Poonia who brushes aside allegations of BJP helping Sachin Pilot.
The Speaker CP Joshi served disqualification notices to 19 rebel MLAs including Pilot for their alleged “anti-party activities” soon after they skipped two meetings of Congress legislative party meetings.
“This is done solely to malign me and to stifle the legitimate concerns that I had raised against the party leadership of the state, as a member and MLA of INC.
The hearing on a writ petition filed by the rebel MLAs will resumed at 10 am.
These MLAs are – Danish Abrar, son of late MP Abrar Ahmed, who is close to a powerful functionary in Delhi in the Congress setup, Chetan Dudi who is MLA from Didwana and Rohit Bohra, MLA from Rajkhera.
Rajasthan political crisis live updates: Hearing under way on amended petition of Sachin Pilot & 18 rebel Cong MLAs
The tussle in Rajasthan Congress has now landed in court, with Sachin PIlot and 18 other MLAs challenging their disqualification by the Assembly Speaker.
Congress suspends Pilot camp MLAs Vishvendra Singh and Bhanwarlal Sharma after their names feature in viral audio on horsetrading
Purported audio clips of conversations between Bhanwar Lal Sharma, an MLA of the Sachin Pilot camp, with Shekhawat have gone viral on social media.
After an audiotape between two political leaders went viral on Thursday, the Rajasthan Police’s Special Operations Group wing arrested a person named Sanjay Jain.
The former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and the other MLAs who were sacked recently were asked to respond to the notices by Friday.
Sachin Pilot said that he just want the Congress govt in Rajasthan to run towards the promise that they made in run up to the elections.
Pilot who was sacked on Tuesday as both PCC chief and deputy CM for leading the rebellion against the leadership of Ashok Gehlot.
Congress leaders have made an emotional appeal to Pilot and his MLAs to come and attend the meeting, leaving aside all differences.
Shivakumar said the saffron party was again luring Congress legislators with money and ministerial posts to reduce the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan to a minority as it did in the past.
As Gehlot managed to put up a brave face and paraded all MLAs in front of the media, the Pilot camp remained out of sight.
It is reportedly said that Raghuveer Meena is likely to replace Sachin Pilot as the Rajasthan Congress President.
Pilot, upset at being summoned by the police of his own government, came to Delhi to meet interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. However, he received no communication from the party leadership.