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Pilot patches up with INC that lays down condition for return

The high command told Pilot that MLAs loyal to him and he must vote for Ashok Gehlot in the event of a trust vote in the assembly session

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Gehlot strikes note of reconciliation

“If the high command (of the Indian National Congress) forgives rebels, I will welcome them back,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said today in a last-ditch effort to save his government from falling as the faction led by Sachin Pilot, which may comprise up to 20 MLAs, shows no sign of patching up with the […]

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Kalraj Mishra orders Rajasthan govt to call assembly session

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has ordered the Ashok Gehlot government to call an assembly session. “Not convening the assembly was never the intention,” a statement from the Raj Bhavan of the state clarified.

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India

Sibal accuses Pilot of reducing INC to a ‘public tamasha’

Hours after the Rajasthan High Court refused to take action against Sachin Pilot and other INC rebels, Kapil Sibal fired a salvo via media

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India

Sachin Pilot wins in SC, Verdict in high court tomorrow

Sachin Pilot had yesterday sent a legal notice to INC MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga who accused him of trying to bribe him into defecting to BJP

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India

Rajasthan speaker can’t act against Pilot & Co until 24 July

Amid the court hearing on the Rajasthan imbroglio, the INC held another legislature party meeting at a resort where its MLAs are held captive

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Crime

Love jihad of new kind puzzles police in Sikar

If inferred that this process leads to an increase in the number of Hindus and, hence, this isn’t love jihad, the assumption would be wrong

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India

Pilot denies offering bribe to INC MLA for defection to BJP

Pilot said the charge was a bid to malign him and stifle the legitimate concerns that he had raised against the party leadership of the state

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India

BTP looking ahead to role as kingmaker in Rajasthan

BTP MLAs had supported the INC in the Rajya Sabha poll, but when the Gehlot-Pilot tussle began, they said their party would remain neutral

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India

Audiotapes via unverifiable WhatsApp numbers lead to BJP-INC slugfest

The BJP today accused the INC of illegally tapping the phones of its leaders after the latter alleged that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was caught in audiotapes wooing pro-Sachin Pilot MLAs, a charge the union water minister denies