The Congress staged a nationwide protest in front of the Raj Bhavans of various states with the slogan 'Save Democracy and Save Constitution" against the actions of the BJP amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, on July 27.
Protesters were seen holding banners and placards and also raised slogans.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, protestors were also seen wearing face masks but were seen flouting social distancing norms. Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis after differences between former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot came out in the open.
On Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot's 'uneasy' truce, BJP Rajasthan president Satish Punia said that there are a lot of differences in the government. He said, "There are a lot of differences in the government. The way they have struggled, there are chances that they might bring a vote of confidence in the Assembly but we are also ready to bring a no-confidence motion." Rajasthan Assembly, Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria announced that BJP will bring 'no-confidence motion' on August 14. He said, "We are bringing a no-confidence motion tomorrow in the Assembly along with our allies."
Congress leader Sachin Pilot met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence for the Congress Legislature Party meet. This was the first time the two leaders came face to face after a month-long freeze in ties following Pilot's rebellion against the state government. Several other Congress MLAs also arrived at Gehlot's residence to attend the meeting which has been scheduled a day ahead of the special session of the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday. Earlier in the day, Gehlot said whatever misunderstanding occurred within the Congress party in the last one month, needs to be forgiven and forgotten. Last month, Pilot was removed as Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and the state Congress chief after he led a rebellion against the Gehlot led government. The reconciliation came after Pilot met Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi earlier in the week. Meanwhile, BJP also held a legislature party meeting which was also attended by former CM Vasundhara Raje. BJP will be moving a no-confidence motion against the Gehlot led government in the Assembly on Friday. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Heavy rainfall in the national capital led to waterlogging in over 40 areas of Delhi. This was the heaviest spell of rain this monsoon season. Vehicles moved bumper to bumper during the morning rush hours, as the downpour led to heavy waterlogging at key road stretches. Pictures and videos of vehicles and people wading through waist-deep water were widely shared on social media platforms as well. In one such video some people were seen pushing a car that was stuck in the waterlogged streets. BJP MP Gautam Gambhir also posted a video of a bullock cart ferrying people in a waterlogged street of the capital. Some people lose balance and fall into the water on the street. Gambhir posted this video to attack the AAP government over the waterlogging in the capital. Light rainfall is likely to continue in the capital over the next two to three days. Overall, Delhi has recorded seven per cent more rains than normal in the monsoon season so far. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress leader Sachin Pilot met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence on August 13. Congress Legislature Party meeting to take place ahead of the special session of the Rajasthan Assembly on August 14. Earlier, Congress MLAs reached CM Ashok Gehlot's residence to attend the CLP meeting.
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Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa bashed Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on his letter to Chandigarh DGP saying, 'CM and Punjab DGP are responsible for any harm caused to my safety.' Pratap Bajwa said, "I want to ask Captain Amarinder Singh if he believes in democracy. You are democratically elected CM and not maharaja of Patiala."
Congress leader Sachin Pilot returned to Jaipur, Rajasthan on Tuesday. Pilot said he has not demanded any post from the party and there should not be any vendetta politics. On Monday, a meeting between..
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