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  • 8:15 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Bhanwar Lal Sharma, suspended from primary membership by Congress for allegedly colluding with the BJP to topple the Rajasthan government, moves High Court. Seeks NIA plea in alleged horse-trading case. Also seeks quashing of FIR against him.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy, Congress’ former ally in Karnataka, targets the party over its ‘Save Democracy’ campaign against the BJP, remarking that ‘Congress is another name for horse trading’.

  • 3:42 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: State government sends proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra seeking to convene assembly session from 31st July. The proposal includes the Government’s reply on the 3 conditions to be met to convene the session, say sources.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: The Rajasthan Cabinet 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.

  • 2:51 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: BSP to file a plea in Rajasthan High Court tomorrow against the merger of six BSP MLAs in the state with Congress party.

  • 2:18 PM IST
    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: BJP leader Madan Dilwar files another petition before Rajasthan High Court against the merger of six BSP MLAs in the state with Congress party. The petition seeks cancellation of the membership of the six BSP MLAs from the state legislative Assembly.
  • 1:37 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Speaking to a TV channel, after the Cabinet meeting, Rajasthan minister Harish Chaudhary said that they want session on July 31. “It is our right to call the assembly, how the session will be conducted is speaker’s job”, he said.

  • 1:32 PM IST
    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Rajasthan state cabinet meeting, which was underway at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence, has now concluded.
  • 12:02 PM IST

  • 12:01 PM IST

    Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: We have asked the 6 MLAs, who are elected to Rajasthan Assembly on the symbol of BSP, to vote against Congress in any proceedings to be held during Rajasthan Assembly Session. If they don’t do so, their party membership will be cancelled said BSP Chief Mayawati

Rajasthan Political Crisis: A Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of CM Ashok Gehlot is underway at his residence, a day after Governor Kalraj Mishra agreed to allow the assembly session to be convened but with conditions. The ministers are reportedly discussing the points which were raised by Governor Kalraj Mishra yesterday. Also Read - Punjab Hooch Tragedy: SAD to Hold Symbolic Protest in Front of Sonia Gandhi's Residence on August 11

Earlier on Monday, governor had returned the Rajasthan Cabinet’s recommendation for calling an assembly session from July 31, saying that a 21-day notice should be given for calling the session. The Governor,  in his letter, clarified that Raj Bhavan had no intention of not calling the assembly session but was concerned on how social distancing can be followed during the session. Also Read - Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh: 2 Top BJP Leaders, Including ex-CM Dhumal, in Home Quarantine

“Is there any arrangement in which more than 1,000 officers and employees, besides 200 MLAs, are not at risk of corona infection? If someone is infected, how will it be prevented? It should also be clarified that if the assembly session is called, how will social distancing be maintained?, the Governor asked. Also Read - Seasoned Politician With Clean Reputation: Meet Manoj Sinha, The New J&K Lieutenant Governor

Check out point wise instructions of the Governor here: 

  1. Assembly session should be called after giving 21 days notice.
  2. The process of obtaining the trust vote should be completed in the presence of Principal Secretary of the Parliamentary Affairs Department.
  3. Video recording of the entire process of obtaining the trust vote should also be done.
  4. The process of obtaining a vote of confidence in the assembly should be completed by pressing the yes or no button.
  5. The Supreme Court has given decisions in various cases which should also be taken care of during the motion of no confidence in the assembly.
  6. In view of the risk of coronavirus infection, it should also be ensured that the rules of social distancing are followed in the assembly.
  7. During the assembly session, the presence of more than 1,000 employees and more than 200 members should be taken care of, so that the risk of corona infection spread is minimised.

He directed the state government to act on the suggestions and submit the file again.

Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has yet again lambasted the Congress, accusing it of damaging BSP. “In Rajasthan, after elections results BSP gave unconditional support of all its 6 MLAs to Congress. Unfortunately CM Gehlot, out of his malicious intent and to damage BSP, merged them with Congress unconsititutionally. He did the same even in his last tenure”, news agency ANI quoted Mayawati as saying.

She added,”BSP could have gone to the court earlier too but we were looking for a time to teach Congress party and CM Ashok Gehlot a lesson. Now we have decided to go to the Court. We will not let this matter alone. We will go even to the Supreme Court. We have asked the 6 MLAs, who are elected to Rajasthan Assembly on the symbol of BSP, to vote against Congress in any proceedings to be held during Rajasthan Assembly Session. If they don’t do so, their party membership will be cancelled.”