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    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: A Special Operation Group (SOG) in Rajasthan investigating the political crisis recovered Rs 1.25 crore from two cars in Udaipur. Bail plea of BJP leader Bharat Malani has been rejected, and he has been arrested in the alleged money laundering and horse-trading accusations to topple Rajasthan government.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi reached the state Assembly in Jaipur to meet the counsels who appeared in Rajasthan HC for arguments on writ petitions filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs against disqualification notices issued by him.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: “This is intolerable and condemnable. Those betraying the party will not be able to show their faces in public,” Gehlot said addressing a Congress Legislature Party meeting at a hotel, instead of his residence in Jaipur.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: The fight will continue till the victory of truth, asserted CM Ashok Gehlot. The Rajasthan government is strong and stable and will continue to serve people of the state for five years. “The truth will prevail and the state government will emerge victorious in all circumstances,” he said.

  • 3:32 PM IST

    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: Rajasthan HC has requested the Speaker to defer action on disqualification notices till Friday until its verdict.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has called for a cabinet meeting at 5 PM today.

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    Rajasthan Crisis LIVE: Neither Congress nor BJP want Assembly to be dissolved & election to take place…Entire country is watching the way you’re fighting. Your respect has increased manifold. It’s not something ordinary.All of you have phones, there’s no pressure on anyone, said Rajasthan CM at CLP meeting

  • 1:27 PM IST

New Delhi:  The Rajasthan High Court will today continue hearing on a petition filed by Congress rebel Sachin Pilot and 18 other party MLAs against disqualification notices issued to them by the Assembly Speaker CP Joshi. Earlier on Monday, the hearing remained inconclusive, following which Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty said it will be concluded on July 21, Tuesday. Also Read - Rajasthan: 'Will Embrace Dissidents if ...', Says CM Gehlot; Asks PM Modi to Stop 'Tamasha' Amid Ongoing Crisis | 10 Points

While the Pilot camp is being represented by two of India’s top lawyers, Harish Salve and former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the Rajasthan Speaker is being represented by Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Also Read - 'Stop The Tamasha': Ashok Gehlot's Appeal to PM Modi Amid Ongoing Rajasthan Political Crisis

During the hearing on Monday, Abhishek Manu Singhvi made the arguments on behalf of Speaker C.P. Joshi, saying the Speaker had simply sent a notice to the MLAs, and did not disqualify them. Senior advocate Harish Salve, who represented the Pilot group, said that toppling the government was a different matter and choosing a different Chief Minister was another matter. Also Read - Rajasthan Political Crisis: 'Govt Unsafe in Own State', Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Mocks CM as MLAs Shift to Jaisalmer

On the other hand, the Rajasthan Congress has called a legislature party meeting at 11 am at the hotel where Congress legislators in support of the Ashok Gehlot government are camping. The agenda of the meeting is not clear yet. It will be the third meeting of the Legislature party in the last one week.

Meanwhile, the ongoing tussle for power between dissident Congress leader Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister Gehlot turned ugly after the latter called his former Deputy useless. Referring to Pilot’s performance as the state Congress chief, Gehlot said, we knew he is ‘nikamma’ (useless), he is ‘nakara’ (idle) and not doing any work.

Gehlot did not mention Pilot by name, referring once to him as his young colleague and recalling that the he had been given important posts by the party at an early age.

Later one of the Gehlot loyalists Giriraj Singh Malinga alleged that the dissident Congress leader himself offered him crores to switch sides, to which Pilot reacted sharply, saying he will take the MLA to court.