Rajasthan political crisis: Congress says doors still open for Sachin Pilot
Monday, 13 July 2020 The Congress on Monday said its doors are open for Sachin Pilot, the rebel leader who has claimed that he has the support of over 30 party MLAs in the state's 200-member assembly. “Doors are open for Sachin Pilot and other MLAs,” senior leader Randeep Surjewala said adding those who want to attend it should call up Avinash Pande, in-charge of Rajasthan Congress.
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In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
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Amid the horrific situation due to COVID-19 in the country, Congress has questioned the central government about the money that was donated in the PM Cares Fund and the work it has done in one year. "The question is what you have done in one year, where is the money collected in PM Cares Fund. What else do you have to show except 0.Ventilators which were claimed to be bought were bogus. Oxygen plants were tendered but they were never set up," said Surjewala
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Congress MLAs supporting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, left for Jaisalmer from Jaipur amid the political crisis in the state. "Our MLAs is going Jaisalmer because they wanted to change it, and..