Rajasthan Floor Test Highlights: Ashok Gehlot government wins motion of confidence by voice vote

Ashok Gehlot government wins motion of confidence in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

Rajasthan Floor Test Highlights: Ashok Gehlot government wins motion of confidence by voice vote
Rajasthan Chief Minister will seek a trust in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. Gehlot and Ashok Gehlot met on Thursday for the first time after truce.

Rajasthan Floor Test: The Congress government headed by Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan won a confidence vote in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, ending the threat triggered by a rebellion within the Congress ranks in the state. The motion of confidence moved by the Congress government was passed by voice vote, an expected win after the return of the 19 dissident MLAs led by Sachin Pilot to the party-fold. Replying to the debate on the motion, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot criticised the BJP, accusing it again of trying to bring down his government. “I will not let the government topple at any cost even if you make all attempts,” he said. During the debate, the opposition BJP accused the Gehlot camp of blaming it for the infighting within the Congress. Sachin Pilot, who was sacked as deputy chief minister after he rebelled against Gehlot, intervened in the debate, saying he would fight for the party. The House later adjourned to meet again next Friday.

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16:58 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Ashok Gehlot government wins motion of confidence by voice vote

The Congress government headed by Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan won a confidence vote in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. The motion of confidence moved by the Congress government was passed by voice vote.

16:39 (IST)14 Aug 2020
No tradition of illegally tapping phones in Rajasthna: CM Gehlot

Responding to BJP’s allegation of illegal phone tapping, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “There hasn’t been a tradition in Rajasthan to illegally tap phones of MP and MLAs and neither has any such thing taken place.”

16:29 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Rajasthan phone tapping: BJP accuses Congress os using state police

Speaking at the Assembly over the phone tapping incident, BJP leader Kataria blamed Congress for using the state police for their personal work. “Did you indulge in phone tapping with permission or without permission? One can accept if permission was taken but if done without permission, then you have used the police for your personal work and put the prestige of police on stake,” he said.

15:24 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Rajasthan minister compares BJP to Akbar

Referring to Akbar, Rajasthan Parliamentary Affair Minister Shanti Dhariwal said the Mughal emperor had to taste defeat in Mewar of Rajasthan during his quest to expand his empire. “Similarly, BJP’s attempts to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government were defeated,” he added.

15:15 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Congress trying to blame BJP for their own in-house quarrel: Gulab Chand Kataria

Leader of opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said the Congress is trying to blame BJP for their own in-house quarrel. “You haven’t been wounded because of us. You are wounded because of quarrels in your house and are now trying to blame us for it, which is not right. BJP has nothing to do with this situation,” he said.

14:56 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Will keep govt protected by being its shields, spears: Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot in his address said ‘whatever was to be said, or heard, whether about me or any of my companions, we have spoken about our ailment to the doctor before whom it was supposed to be raised’. “After getting the treatment, the 125 of us are standing inside the House.” He added: “After finishing all the talks, we have entered the House. It doesn’t matter how much firing takes place along this border. Everyone else and I shall keep it protected by being its shields and spears,” he said.

14:34 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Independent MLA Sanyam Lodha speaks in favour of Gehlot government

“You say we have been staying in a five-star culture? We were sitting there so that Gehlot could fight the battle to save the country’s democracy against those arrogant people sitting in Delhi,” independent MLA Sanyam Lodha said in the Assembly.

14:22 (IST)14 Aug 2020
‘Strongest warrior sent to border’: Sachin Pilot on change in sitting arrangement

Speaking on his changed sitting arrangement in the Assembly, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot said: “I wondered why my seat was designated here. I thought for two minutes and saw that this is the border between the government and the opposition. Who is sent to the border? The strongest warrior.”

13:14 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Rajasthan: Minister tables proposal for trust vote

As the Assembly session resumed at 1 pm, Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal tabled a proposal for a trust vote, news agency ANI reported.

13:14 (IST)14 Aug 2020
‘Good that party heard us’: Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot thanked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for listening to his and the other MLAs’ ‘suggestions on how to be a more responsive government and how to be more flexible in order to seek re-election three years later’. “It is a good thing the party heard us and established a road map on how to implement those things,” he said.

13:00 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Ashok Gehlot says it will be victory of truth in assembly

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said it would be a victory of truth during the assembly session that began on Friday. “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,” Gehlot tweeted Friday.

12:49 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Congress issues whip to MLAs

The Congress today issued a whip to all its MLAs, asking them to be present in the House for the Assembly session. The whip was issued by Mahesh Joshi.

12:26 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Congress revokes suspension of two MLAs

Ahead of the CLP meeting on Thursday, the Congress withdrew the suspension of rebel MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh — their names had come up in audio tapes which were shared by the party with the Special Operations Group. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

12:22 (IST)14 Aug 2020
BSP issues whip to MLAs to vote against Gehlot government

The BSP had on Thursday issued a whip for the second time to six of its MLAs in Rajasthan to vote against the Congress in any no-confidence motion or any other proceedings in state Assembly. “All six MLAs have been directed under para 2(1)(a) of the Xth Schedule to vote against the Congress Party in any No-Confidence motion or any other proceedings to be held during the Assembly session of Rajasthan Assembly and if they violate the same they will face disqualification under para 2(1)(b) of the Xth Schedule,” a press note by the party read.

12:01 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Raje, Pilot arrive at Rajasthan Assembly

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Congress leader Sachin Pilot arrived at the Rajasthan Assembly.

11:59 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Rajasthan Assembly adjourned to 1 pm

Due to heavy rainfall and water logging, several MLAs from the Ashok Gehlot camp are yet to reach the Assembly. Keeping this in mind, the Assembly was adjourned to 1 pm today.

11:30 (IST)14 Aug 2020
‘Consider it a bad dream, entire family is together now’: Ashok Gehlot tells MLAs

At the CLP meeting, Gehlot asked MLAs to consider whatever happened in the last one month as a bad dream and forget. “Hamare hamare hi hote hain, paraye paraye hi hote hain (our dear ones are our own, outsiders are outsiders),” he said. “Consider it a bad dream which is over, the entire family is together now,” the CM said.

11:01 (IST)14 Aug 2020
When Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot shook hand!

Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot came face to face for the first time on Thursday after the month-long political crisis which began after the latter, along with 18 other MLAs of the party, openly rebelled against the chief minister. Pilot and Gehlot shook hands in a moment marking the return of the sacked deputy CM. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

10:26 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Congress is united, will fight against BJP’s bad politics: KC Venugopal

AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said the party will stand united and will fight it out in the assembly. “Everything went on well. Now the Congress party is united. We will fight against the BJP’s bad politics. In Vidhan Sabha, Congress party will stand united and will fight it out,” Venugopal told reporters.

09:50 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Ashok Gehlot trust vote Live Updates

The Congress’ announcement of trust vote came hours after the opposition BJP said it will move a no-confidence motion during the session. The Legislative Assembly Session comes days after the Congress high command announced the return of Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs to the party-fold.

09:28 (IST)14 Aug 2020
BSP-Congress merger: Rajasthan High Court to resume hearing today

The Rajasthan High Court will resume hearing on Friday on petitions filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar and the BSP challenging the merger of six MLAs with the Congress. The petitioners have challenged the merger of the six MLAs- Sandeep Yadav, Wajib Ali, Deepchand Kheria, Lakhan Meena, Jogendra Awana and Rajendra Gudha-with the Congress and demanded a stay on the execution of the order passed by the speaker in this regard.

09:14 (IST)14 Aug 2020
‘Misunderstanding should be forgiven, forgotten for moving forward’: Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that whatever was the misunderstanding in the Congress party, it should be “forgiven and forgotten” for moving forward. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

08:50 (IST)14 Aug 2020
‘Congress MLAs pledge to work under Ashok Gehlot’s leadership’

The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government will move a confidence motion in the Rajasthan Assembly during the session beginning Friday. “The CLP meeting was held in a very cordial manner in which discussions were held on moving the confidence motion in the assembly. All the MLAs pledged that they will work with unity under the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot,” AICC general secretary Avinash Pande said.

08:41 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Sachin Pilot expresses gratitude for supporting him

According to a PTI report, another MLA informed that in the meeting Sachin Pilot expressed gratitude to everyone for supporting him during his tenure as Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief for six years. Pilot also thanked Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and leaders Rahul Gandhi for giving him the opportunity to work as the party’s state chief for so long.

08:32 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Rajasthan trust vote: Gehlot says ‘proving majority without 19 MLAs will not make us happy’

Referring to Sachin Pilot’s open rebellion while addressing the MLAs on Thursday, CM Ashok Gehlot asked them to ‘forget what has happened’. “The CM said that proving a majority without 19 MLAs would not have made us happy,” another leader said while quoting Gehlot. Besides, Gehlot assured everyone that grievances of all will be addressed whenever they want.

08:22 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Ashok Gehlot to seek trust vote today

Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that his government will go for a trust vote in the House “and show the power of Congress”. Party sources confirmed that he will seek a trust vote Friday itself. The decision of a trust vote was taken at the Congress Legislature Party meeting chaired by CM Ashok Gehlot at his residence in Jaipur. The meeting was attended by his former deputy Sachin Pilot among others.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. (file pic)
The revolt by Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident MLAs led to a political crisis in Rajasthan where Congress formed the government in December 2018. After the party high command intervened in the matter on Monday, the MLAs along with Pilot returned to Jaipur. The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly session comes days after the Congress’ top leadership announced the return of Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs to the party-fold. In the 200-member Legislative Assembly, the Congress has 107 MLAs and the Bharatiya Janata Party has 72 members.

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