Rajasthan: Gehlot Writes to PM, Alleges Attempt to Overthrow Govt

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With the political crisis in Rajasthan not showing any signs of abating, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging an attempt to topple his government, while also naming Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

"Saving lives is our priority amid the pandemic. Even at such times, attempts to topple the government are being made. In these attempts, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, other BJP leaders and some ambitious leaders of my party are involved," Gehlot was quoted as saying in his letter.

Meanwhile, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Mishra would be hearing the Rajasthan Speaker's appeal against high court's decision on Thursday. Speaker CP Joshi had challenged the order of the Rajasthan HC, which 'directed' him to not take a decision on the disqualification notices till 24 July. The high court was hearing a petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel MLAs, and will be delivering its verdict on 24 July.

  • Earlier on Wednesday, the rebel Pilot camp filed a caveat petition in SC seeking that no orders be passed on the Speaker’s petition without hearing them
  • Speaker CP Joshi on Wednesday said he would file a Special Leave Petition in SC to avert what he called a “constitutional crisis” in the state
  • Sachin Pilot has sent a legal notice to Congress MLA Giriraj Malinga over his horse-trading charges
  • The Rajasthan crisis came to a head after Pilot was reportedly upset over receiving a notice for questioning by the Special Operations Group to investigate attempts at destabilising the government

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2:59 AM, 15 Jul

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A day after being sacked, disgruntled Congress leader Sachin Pilot will be addressing a press conference at 10 am on Wednesday, NDTV reported.

4:20 AM, 15 Jul

Not Joining BJP, Still With Congress: Sachin Pilot

A day after he was sacked as the Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot told PTI that he will “not be joining the BJP.”

“I am not joining the BJP. I would like to make it clear that I have no plans to join the BJP. It is an attempt to malign me by linking me to the BJP,” Pilot, reportedly told NDTV.

Speaking to the news agency, Pilot said:

“Some leaders in Rajasthan trying to fuel speculation that I am joining BJP but I am not doing so.”
4:54 AM, 15 Jul

Pilot, 18 MLAs Who Skipped CLP Meet to Respond in 2 Days: Cong

Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande said that the party has issued notices to Sachin Pilot and 18 other party members for not attending the Congress Legislative Party meetings.

“If they don't respond within two days, then it will be considered that they are withdrawing their membership from CLP,” said Pande.

7:10 AM, 15 Jul

'Door Not Closed For Pilot': Congress' Rajasthan In-charge

Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande said that the party has “not closed the door” for Pilot.

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