Rajasthan political crisis: 54 Gehlot camp MLAs on way to Jaisalmer, more to follow
Friday, 31 July 2020 () The decision to shift the MLAs come a day after Gehlot indicated that he will seek a confidence vote when the assembly convenes next fortnight and claimed that the money offered to the MLAs to switch sides had increased sharply ahead of the session.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 28, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, Mayawati spoke on Rajasthan political crisis. She said, "In Rajasthan, after elections results, BSP gave unconditional support of all its 6 MLAs to Congress. Unfortunately, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, out...
Rajasthan Government will soon bring a new tourism Policy with an aim to promote tourism activities in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced this while reviewing the Tourism Department through video conference. He interacted with district-level officers of the tourism department and invited their suggestions to give pace to tourism. The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan is a prominent tourism centre. Livelihood of lakhs of people in the State depends on tourism. This policy will help in bringing back the tourism sector on the tracks which is currently facing crisis due to COVID-19. CM Gehlot said that "Fairs and festivals are our cultural heritage. We need to give them a new look and introduce new things so that more and more domestic and foreign tourists can be attracted. Rebranding of fairs and festivals including Pushkar Fair, Desert Festival, Kumbhalgarh and Bundi Festival should be done. With introducing new thinking, activities should be included to attract tourists." The Chief Minister also underlined that Rajasthan has a large number of religious sites which are ancient and are important from the archaeological point of view. CM directed the Officers to prepare an outline to develop these religious sites keeping in view increase in tourism.
Women Congress MLAs applied 'mehendi' (henna) on their hands to celebrate 'Kajari Teej' at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer. Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shifted to Suryagarh last week. They were earlier lodged at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
The BJP is gunning for the resignation of the Rajasthan Speaker after a video of him discussing the political situation in the state went viral. In the video, which cannot be independently verified by Hindustan Times, the Speaker is seen telling CM Gehlot's son Vaibhav that if 30 MLAs had left from the camp, the situation could have been serious. Sachin Pilot, who has rebelled against the Gehlot government, had initially claimed that he enjoys the support of 30 Congress MLAs. Later the Speaker had sent disqualification notices to Pilot and his 18 loyalist MLAs. BJP state chief Satish Poonia said that the video proves beyond doubt that the Speaker is supposed to be impartial but the video shows that he is leaning towards the Congress government. The video comes a day after the Speaker approached the Supreme Court against the Rajasthan High Court order which agreed to examine the constitutional validity of a provision in the anti-defection law and ordered status quo in the disqualification proceedings against Pilot and his loyalists. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Expressing confidence that his government will complete its full term, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said 'unhappy MLAs' should attend the assembly session as they have been elected on Congress symbol. Gehlot said he wants rebel MLAs to attend the assembly session next month and also took a veiled dig at MLAs supporting former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, saying they were 'playing the lap of BJP'. "I still want that those unhappy MLAs should attend the assembly session as they have been elected on Congress symbol. It is my responsibility to ensure that they are seen standing with the government in front of the public," he said. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra agreed to convene assembly session on August 14. Speaking on it, the Chief Minister said he was happy that the governor has finally accepted his request to call the Assembly. Gehlot also attacked BSP chief Mayawati and alleged that she is making remarks under pressure from BJP. "Mayawati's complaint is not logical as all six BSP MLAs merged with us. She is giving a statement under pressure from BJP. The Centre is using ED, Income Tax, CBI and hence she is forced to give such a statement," he alleged.
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Rajasthan Congress MLAs lodged at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer celebrated the birthday of Congress MLA Bharosi Lal Jatav on August 03. Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot are lodged at..