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

Catch all the updates on the Rajasthan political crisis here.

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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.

Snapshot
  • 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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10:47 PM , 22 Jul

Pilot Camp Calls for Centre to be Made Party Respondent to Writ Petition in HC

Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs have filed a petition before the Rajasthan High Court, calling for the Union of India, through a secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, to be made a party respondent to the writ petition “in the interest of justice and law", reported ANI.

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8:02 PM , 22 Jul
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Gehlot Writes to PM Modi on 'Attempt to Topple' State Govt

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi, alleging an attempt to topple his government, while 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.

Rajasthan: Gehlot Writes to PM, Alleges Attempt to Overthrow Govt
Rajasthan: Gehlot Writes to PM, Alleges Attempt to Overthrow Govt
7:21 PM , 22 Jul

SC to Hear Speaker’s Appeal Against HC Order Tomorrow

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, 23 July.

The other judges on the bench are Justices BR Gavai and Krishna Murari.

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3:24 PM , 22 Jul

Sachin Pilot Files Caveat Petition in Supreme Court

Hours after Rajasthan Speaker approached the Supreme Court amid the ongoing political tussle in the state, rebel Congress MLA Sachin Pilot also filed a caveat petition in the top court seeking no orders be passed on the Speaker's petition without hearing them.


Published: 15 Jul 2020, 8:32 AM IST
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