‘Conspiracy failed…’: Gehlot-led Rajasthan govt wins trust vote in assembly
The Ashok Gehlot government won a confidence vote in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday, ending for now the threat triggered by a rebellion within the Congress ranks in the state.
The motion of confidence moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal was passed by voice vote, an expected win after the return of the 19 dissident Congress MLAs led by Sachin Pilot to the party-fold.
During the discussion, Pilot said he will fight for the Congress as its "strongest warrior".
Replying to the debate on the motion, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot criticised the BJP, accusing it again of trying to bring down his government.
"I will not let the government topple at any cost even if you make all attempts," he said.
Gehlot said the crisis had come to an end in a “beautiful manner” and this had hurt the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Political leaders across the country celebrated India’s 72nd Republic Day with fervour. BJP national president JP Nadda unfurled Tricolour at party headquarters in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also hoisted the national flag at his residence. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar unfurled the national flag at his residence. Chief Ministers across the nation also unfurled Tricolour at their residences and party offices. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot hoisted the Tricolour at CM residence in Jaipur. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath hoisted the Tricolour at his residence in Lucknow. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar unfurled the national flag at his residence and celebrated the day. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the national flag at MG Road.
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India is celebrating 72nd Republic Day today. Chief Ministers across country unfurled the national flag at their residences and party offices. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the Tricolour at CM residence in Jaipur. Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal unfurled the national flag at MG Road. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was also present. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also hoisted the national flag at his residence today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) to the nation. He inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of WDFC through video-conferencing. PM Modi also flagged off the world's first double-stack long-haul container train. The 1.5-km-long train is hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh. "This project is being seen as a game changer for india in the 21st century. After 5-6 years of hard work, today a big portion of it (project) has become a reality," the prime minister said. Piyush Goyal, Ashok Gehlot, Manohar Lal Khattar, Kalraj Mishra were also present at the event. The New Rewari-New Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan.
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At least eight people lost their lives and four were severely injured in a road accident in Rajasthan's Tonk area on the night of January 26. Injured were rushed to the nearby hospital. Further details are awaited. The deceased hailed from Madhya Pradesh and met with the accident while returning after offering prayers at Khatushyam.
A woman has been allegedly gang-raped by three persons in Rajasthan's Nagaur. Police has registered a case after listening to complaint of the victim. Investigation is underway in this regard. More details are awaited.
Ahead budget session of Parliament, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on January 28 informed that 16 political parties are going to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address, which will be delivered at the Parliament on January 29 (Friday). He said, "We're issuing a statement from 16 political parties that we're boycotting President's Address that will be delivered at the Parliament tomorrow. The major reason behind this decision is that the Bills (Farm Laws) were passed forcibly in both the Houses, without Opposition." The budget session will start from tomorrow and will continue till Feb 15.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited his north Kerala parliamentary constituency Wayanad on January 28. While interacting with representatives of various non-political, socio-cultural-religious and farmers organisations at a government guesthouse in Kalpetta town, Rahul said, "The truth is that most farmers do not understand the details of the Bill (the three Farm Laws), because if they did, there would be an agitation all across the country. The country would be on fire." The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled in upcoming months.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited his north Kerala parliamentary constituency Wayanad on January 28.While interacting with representatives of various non-political, socio-cultural-religious and farmers organisations at a government guesthouse in Kalpetta town, Rahul said, "You know the situation in the country today, it is clear for everybody to see what is going on. India is being run by PM Narendra Modi in the interest of 2-3 big businessmen. Every single industry today has a monopoly controlled by 3-4 people." The former Congress president is on a two-day visit to Kerala ahead of the Assembly elections in the state scheduled in upcoming months.
Congress leader and MLA from Tonk Sachin Pilot on January 20 reacted on farm laws and farmers' protest at Delhi borders. He slammed Centre by meeting with farmers' leaders by saying that the government is trying to exhaust farmers. He emphasized that Congress is standing with farmers in their protest. Farmers of different states are protesting at Delhi borders against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on January 03 joined the protest organised by state Congress against farm laws at Shaheed Smarak in Jaipur. They showed solidarity with the protesting farmers agitating in and around the national capital for more than a month. Farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, are sitting at Delhi borders against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot levelled serious charges at union ministers. Gehlot repeated his charge that BJP tried to make his government fall. Gehlot said that Congress MLAs felt 'ashamed' after meeting Amit Shah. Tension gripped the Congress government in Rajasthan earlier this year. Then-deputy CM Sachin Pilot had rebelled against Ashok Gehlot. Pilot & his group of around 18 MLAs had shifted to a resort in NCR. Gehlot's camp had alleged that BJP was trying to engineer defections. Pilot dropped his rebellion after Congress’ central leadership intervened. Watch the full video for more.
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