India: BJP ridden with factionalism: Gehlot

Jaipur, Aug 9 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday questioned the shifting of BJP MLAs to Gujarat, saying the opposition party was ridden with factionalism.

His comments came in the wake of the BJP herding its 18 MLAs in the past two days to party-ruled Gujarat ahead of the Rajasthan assembly session beginning August 14.

The BJP had claimed that their MLAs were being harassed by police and the administration at the behest of the Congress government in the state.

India: 11 Pakistani migrants found dead in Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Aug 9 (PTI) Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants were found dead at a farm in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Sunday morning, police said.

A person of the family, however, was found alive outside the hut they lived at Lodta village of Dechu area, an officer said.

"But he claimed to have no idea about the incident, which believed to have happened in the night," said Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rahul Barhat.

India: CM Gehlot lacks numbers: BJP

Jaipur, Aug 1 (PTI) Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Saturday attacked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying he does not trust his MLAs and lacked the numbers to prove majority in the assembly.

The government is in a five star hotel in Jaisalmer. He has no trust in his ministers and MLAs. Therefore, they are holed up in the hotel amid tight security, Poonia said.

This situation would not have arisen if Gehlot had the numbers, Poonia told reporters at the party office here.

India: Ashok Gehlot camp MLAs to be shifted to Jaisalmer

Jaipur, Jul 31 (PTI) The MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp, who have been staying at a hotel on the Jaipur- Delhi Highway amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, will be shifted to Jaisalmer on Friday, Congress sources said.

The MLAs will be shifted after the Congress Legislature Party meeting in the hotel, the sources said, adding, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will address the MLAs.

India: Deadlock ends, Rajasthan Assembly session from Aug 14

Jaipur, Jul 29 (PTI) The deadlock over convening the Rajasthan Assembly ended Wednesday with Governor Kalraj Mishra agreeing to call a session from August 14.

The Rajasthan Governor has approved the Cabinet proposal to call the assembly session from August 14, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said.

"He also gave verbal directions to make the necessary arrangements for the prevention of COVID-19 spread during the session, the spokesperson added.

India: Raj Cabinet sticks to its demand for holding state assembly session

Jaipur, Jul 28 (PTI) The Rajasthan Cabinet on Tuesday discussed the points raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra for calling a state assembly session and said it is sticking to its demand for holding the session from July 31.

Transport Minister Pratap Singh said that a discussion was held for the reply to be sent regarding the three points raised by the governor.

"The Cabinet wants the assembly session from July 31. The proposal is being sent to the governor," he told reporters.

India: We will gherao PM's house if necessary, says Gehlot

Jaipur, Jul 25 (PTI) A day after leading a dharna at the Raj Bhawan here, Rajasthan Chief Minister on Saturday said if necessary Congress MLAs will meet the President and hold a sit-in outside the prime minister's home to settle the crisis in the state.

According to party sources, Gehlot said this while addressing a Congress Legislature Party meeting held at the hotel where MLAs loyal to him are holed up.

He also told the MLAs that they may have to stay put there longer.

India: Teen ends life after gangrape in Rajasthan's Churu

Jaipur, Jul 25 (PTI) An 18-year-old girl died of suicide by hanging after she was allegedly gang-raped in Churu district of Rajasthan, police said on Saturday.

The victim was abducted from her house on Friday night by three accused who took her to a deserted place and allegedly gang-raped her there in Hamirwas police station area, police said.

India: Rajasthan HC order status quo on speaker's notices

Jaipur, Jul 24 (PTI) The Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered maintaining status quo on disqualification notices issued by the assembly speaker to 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including Sachin Pilot.

The notices were served by the assembly speaker to the MLAs on July 14 after the party complained to him that the legislators had defied a whip to attend two Congress Legislature Party meetings last week.

The Congress had sought action against Pilot and the other dissidents under paragraph 2 (1) (a) of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.

India: Gehlot calls Pilot names, says he was 'useless'

Jaipur, Jul 20 (PTI) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday called Sachin Pilot useless , using the Hindi word nikamma in a no-holds-barred attack on his former deputy with whom he is locked in a power tussle.

Referring to the dissident leader's tenure as the Pradesh Congress Committee president, Gehlot claimed that nobody raised questions for the sake of the party even when they knew that he didn't work.

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