Why vote of confidence in assembly needed if govt enjoys majority, Raj guv asks govt
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Friday asked the Ashok Gehlot government why it wanted to call an assembly session to secure a vote of confidence if it already has the majority.
The governor posed the query in a six-point questionnaire entailing a note sent by the Raj Bhawan on Friday evening to the state government's Parliament Affairs Department, the Raj Bhawan said in a statement. In his note to the state government, Governor Mishra emphasized that "no one is above the Constitutional dignity and no pressure politics should be resorted to." As per the statement, Mishra, detailing the circumstances in which the Raj Bhawan sent the missive to the state government, said, "The state government had submitted a letter to the Raj Bhawan on July 23 night for convening an assembly session at extremely short notice."
Rahul alleges BJP conspiracy to topple Rajasthan government, urges Governor to call assembly session
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the BJP of a conspiracy to bring down party government in Rajasthan and said the state Governor should call an assembly session so that the truth comes out before people. Gandhi's remarks have come amid a factional fight in the state Congress between camps led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.
Congress to protests at all district headquarters in Raj today
Congress will hold protests at all district headquarters in Rajasthan today against Bharatiya Janata Party's "conspiracy to murder democracy".
Rajasthan cabinet meeting over holding of Assembly session concludes
The Rajasthan Cabinet meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence over the holding of state assembly session, concluded on early Saturday. The meeting had started at 9:30 pm on Friday. Earlier, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Gehlot wants to prove the majority in the House, adding that "we want to convene an assembly session to fight against coronavirus and for the people of the state".
He asserted that his party has a full majority to prove on the floor of the House. "We want to call an assembly session to silence those who say Congress does not have the majority. The Congress majority is standing here at the Governor's House. We have a full majority. The Governor told us he will abide by the Constitution. He gave the Chief Minister a note that is to be looked into, then the Governor will have to follow Article 174 of Constitution," Surjewala said.
Rajasthan govt to send a revised proposal to Governor requesting for Assembly session
The Rajasthan Cabinet is likely to meet again on Saturday to revise a proposal to be sent to Governor Kalraj Mishra requesting him to convene a session of the Assembly. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, facing a revolt by some Congress MLAs led by Sachin Pilot, chaired a meeting of the Cabinet on Friday night to discuss the points raised by the governor on its earlier proposal.
Ashok Gehlot seeks time to meet Guv Kalraj Mishra
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has sought time to meet Governor Kalraj Mishra to give a fresh proposal for convening Assembly session.
Will meet the President, or will also protest outside PM's residence, says Gehlot
The Congress party will go and meet the President and if required will also stage a protest outside the Prime Minister's residence in connection with the ongoing situation in Rajasthan, said state's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday.
Gehlot's said this at the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meet held at Hotel Fairmont in Jaipur, which was attended by several party MLAs, after Governor Kalraj Mishra had questioned the state government over the need to convene an Assembly session urgently.
"We will go to Rashtrapati Bhawan to meet the President if needed. Also, if required, we will stage protest outside PM's residence," Gehlot said.
Supreme Court to hear on July 27 appeal filed by Speaker CP Joshi
Supreme Court to hear on July 27 appeal filed by Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi, against High Court's earlier order to defer anti-defection proceedings against former Dy CM Sachin Pilot & 18 Congress MLAs till July 24. The HC had on July 24 directed ‘status quo’ in the case.