The Congress government, led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot won the vote of confidence in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday, 14 August, just days after Sachin Pilot negotiated a truce with the party leadership in Delhi, putting an end to the political crisis in the state.
The CM said that the victory is a message to the forces "trying to destabilise" elected governments in the country, adding that the BJP's conspiracy failed in Rajasthan.
"This has put a full stop on all suspicions that were arising," Pilot declared after the trust vote.
- As the Assembly session got underway, Pilot’s seating became the centre of attention, with the Congress leader given a seat near Opposition benches
- “I was safe on the seat I used to sit on earlier. Then I thought why have I been allotted a different seat. I saw that this is the border... Who is sent to the border? The strongest warrior,” Pilot said
- Pilot on Thursday met Gehlot in Jaipur, which was his first interaction with the CM since he kicked off the rebellion last month
- The BJP had earlier said that it would bring a No-Confidence Motion against the Gehlot-led Congress government in the Assembly session
'A Message to Forces Trying to Destabilise Elected Govts': Ashok Gehlot
After winning the trust vote in the Assembly, CM Ashok Gehlot on Friday said that it is a message to the forces "trying to destabilise" elected governments in the country.
"Their every tactic failed in Rajasthan. It is people’s unwavering trust in us and unity of our Congress MLAs that has brought this victory," he was quoted as saying.
"In the entire state, there is a wave of happiness. The BJP's conspiracy has failed in Rajasthan. I consider it a win for the people of Rajasthan. Now, we have to work together to fight COVID-19," he added.
"“The way BJP had conspired in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, They applied the same technique in Rajasthan, but they have been exposed.”" - CM Ashok Gehlot, as quoted by ANI
Gehlot-Led Congress Govt Wins Trust Vote in Rajasthan Assembly
The Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot won the vote of confidence in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday, just days after Sachin Pilot negotiated a truce with the party leadership in Delhi, putting an end to the political crisis in the state.
"“The vote of confidence which was brought by the government has been passed with a very good majority today in the Rajasthan Assembly. Despite various attempts by the Opposition, the result is in favour of government.”" - Congress leader Sachin Pilot, as quoted by ANI
“This has put a full stop on all suspicions that were arising. A roadmap has been prepared for all the issues that were being raised. I have complete faith, that roadmap will be announced timely,” Pilot said.
Refusing to comment on seating pattern in the Assembly, he added, "It is not important where one sits, but what is in the hearts and minds of people."
‘Strongest Warrior Sent on Border’: Pilot on New Seat in Assembly
As the Assembly Session got underway in Rajasthan on Friday, Sachin Pilot's seating became the centre of attention. The Congress leader, who was sacked as deputy CM during the rebel crisis, has now been given a seat near the Opposition benches.
“I was safe on the seat I used to sit on earlier. Then I thought why have I been allotted a different seat. I saw that this is the border - ruling party on one side, opposition on other. Who is sent to the border? The strongest warrior,” he was quoted by ANI as saying.
“Be it me or any friend of mine, we consulted the 'doctor' and all 125 of us are standing in the House today after 'treatment'... There may be bombardment at this border but we will be the armour and keep everything safe,” he added.
Rajasthan Minister Tables Proposal for Trust Vote
Rajasthan's Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal tabled a proposal for a trust vote, in the state assembly.
Congress Moves Confidence Motion in Rajasthan Assembly
The Congress on Friday, 14 August moved a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly following a truce between Gehlot and Pilot camps. The confidence motion will be taken up later as the Speaker has adjourned the House till 1 pm.
'Satyamev Jayate,' Tweets Gehlot Ahead of Assembly Session Today
Ahead of the assembly Session in Rajasthan on Friday, 14 August, CM Ashok Gehlot took to twitter to say that that it will be a victory of unity and truth.
“As the Legislative Assembly session begins today, It would be the victory of the people of Rajasthan and the unity of our Congress MLAs, it would be a victory of truth: Satyamev Jayate,” he tweeted.
Would Have Won Vote of Confidence Even Without 19 Rebels: Gehlot
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Thursday at the CLP meet said that he would havve won the vote of confidence even without the 19 MLAs but that wouldn’t have given him happiness.
“We could have proved the majority even without these 19 MLAs (Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs who were supporting him) but it would not have given us happiness. We will bring Vote of Confidence,” he was quoted by ANI as saying.
‘All is Well’: Cong Leaders as Gehlot & Pilot Unite After Truce
After the CLP meet concluded, several Congress leaders told the media that the party will put up a united front in the Assembly session on Friday as Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot met at the latter’s residence following a truce.
“Everything went on well. Now the Congress family is united, we will fight against BJP's bad politics. Tomorrow in Vidhan Sabha Congress party will stand unitedly,” KC Venugopal, one of the mediators amid the crisis, was quoted by ANI as saying.
“There's nothing much to say. Congress stands united. CM is CLP leader and respected by all. All is well that ends well. It has ended on a very good note. If BJP wants they can bring no-confidence motion tomorrow, it is their job,” Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh was quoted by ANI as saying.
“CM has said that if anyone has any complaint they can meet him, whenever they want,” Singh said.
Sachin Pilot Meets Gehlot
Congress leader Sachin Pilot met CM Ashok Gehlot at his residence.
Congress Legislature Party meeting is scheduled to take place shortly, ahead of the special session of the Rajasthan Assembly session tomorrow.
Pilot Reaches Gehlot’s House for CLP Meet, First Meet Since Crisis
Congress leader Sachin Pilot reached the residence of CM Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur for the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meet, which will be his first interaction with the chief minister since he kicked off the rebellion last month.
Congress Revokes Suspension of 2 MLAs
The Congress party on Thursday revoked the suspension of MLAs Bhanwar Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh who were suspended from party’s primary membership for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government.
Congress Legislature Party Meet at 5 pm Today
According to reports, the Congress Legislature Party meeting will be held at CM Gehlot’s residence at 5 pm on Thursday, with Pilot being invited.
BJP Legislature Party Meet Held Day Before Assembly Session
A BJP legislature party meeting was held in Jaipur on Thursday, a day before the start of the Rajasthan Assembly session, with former CM Vasundhara Raje also in attendance.
Forgive & Forget: Rajasthan CM Gehlot Reiterates After Pilot Truce
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday emphasised on "the spirit of forgive and forget and move forward", days after the Pilot camp negotiated a truce with the Congress leadership in Delhi.
"The struggle of Congress party is to save democracy under leadership of Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji. Whatever misunderstanding occurred in the party in last one month, we need to forgive and forget in the interest of country, state, people and in the interest of democracy. We have to put all our energies in this fight to save democracy with the spirit of forgive and forget and move forward," he said in a series of tweets.
'Hope We’ll Do Away With Differences': CM Gehlot After Rajasthan Truce
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday expressed hope that all the differences that have plagued the Congress will now be done away with.
"We will work together. Our friends who had gone away have now come back. I hope that we will do away with all our differences and fulfil our resolve to serve the state," Gehlot was quoted as saying in Jaisalmer.
However, he went on to say that it was natural for MLAs of his camp to be upset. “It's natural for MLAs to be upset. The manner in which this episode occurred and the way in which they stayed for a month, it was natural. I've explained to them that sometimes we need to be tolerant if we have to serve the nation, state, people and save democracy,” he said.
"“The fight is to save democracy and it will continue. All our MLAs stayed together for such a long time. This is a victory of the people of Rajasthan. It is our duty to serve the people of the state.”" - Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, as quoted by ANI
'Pained by Gehlot's Words But Should Forget What Was Said': Pilot
Congress leader Sachin Pilot returned to Jaipur from Delhi on Tuesday to a rousing welcome from supporters. Speaking to ANI, he said that while he was pained by the kind of words used by CM Ashok Gehlot against him, he will forget what was said.
“I am pained by the kind of words that were used, I think we should forget what was said. A level of discourse should be maintained in politics, there should be no feeling of personal animosity, work should be done based on issues and policy,” he said, asquoted by ANI.
“I have not made any demands with the party. I am an MLA and a Congress worker, I will do whatever party asks me to do,” he said.
Hearing of Petition Against Merger of BSP-Cong MLAs Adjourned
Hering of the petition against merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress in Rajasthan adjourned to 13 August.
'Will Address Any MLA Not Happy With Me': Rajasthan CM Gehlot
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said, "The BJP tried its best to topple the government. But in the end, all our party MLAs are together, not even one has left us."
“If any MLA is annoyed with me, then it is my responsibility to address that. I have kept doing this in the past and will do this now as well,” he further said, according to ANI.
'Harbour No Wish to Have a Post': Sachin Pilot
Sachin Pilot said on Monday that he harbours no wish to have a post. "These things come and go. We need to work in the direction of strengthening the public's confidence and trust in us," he was quoted by ANI as saying.
Pointing out that Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi heard their grievances patiently and assured a roadmap to solve them, the 42-year-old reiterated that the issues raised in the meeting were of importance.
On Gehlot's 'nikamma' remark against him, Pilot said, "I imbibed certain values from my family, no matter how much I oppose anyone, I've never used such language. Ashok Gehlot ji is elder to me and I respect him personally, but I have the right to raise work-related concerns."
BJP Legislature Party Meet to be Held After Janmashtami
Amid signs of a truce in the Congress, Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia pointed out on Tuesday that its legislature party meeting is expected to be postponed to after Janmashtami.
"We had called for a legislature party meeting today. As some of our people are in Gujarat and won't be able to reach today, and tomorrow is Janmashtami, so everyone suggested that the meeting should be held after Janmashtami," he was quoted by ANI as saying.
'Don't Crave for Any Post': Sachin Pilot
After holding a meeting with Congress leaders on Monday, Sachin Pilot said, "I don't crave for any post. The party has given a position and can take it back."
Last month, Pilot was removed from the post of deputy CM and the state Congress chief after he launched his rebellion against CM Ashok Gehlot.
Pointing out that some personal remarks have been made against him, he also asserted on Monday that there is no place for mudslinging in politics, reported PTI. His comments come as CM Gehlot has slammed Pilot on several occasions in the past few weeks.
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