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Rajasthan Congress Crisis Highlights: Gehlot leaves for Delhi; AK Antony says meeting with Sonia Gandhi went well

Rajasthan Congress Crisis Highlights: Gehlot leaves for Delhi; AK Antony says meeting with Sonia Gandhi went well

Rajasthan Congress Crisis Highlights: Gehlot leaves for Delhi; AK Antony says meeting with Sonia Gandhi went well
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Rajasthan Congress Crisis Highlights: Congress observers for Rajasthan recommended disciplinary action against three party leaders -- Shanti Dhariwal, Mahesh Joshi, and Dharmendra Rathore -- for the crisis in the state, but did not seek any action against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The observers - Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken - submitted their report to party chief Sonia Gandhi, flagging "gross indiscipline" on the part of some leaders who organised a parallel meet of MLAs instead of joining a Congress Legislature Party meeting.

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Sept 28, 2022 9:59 PM

Digvijay Singh may enter the fray for the Congress President polls

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is likely to run for the party president's post even as the old grand party scrambles to find a candidate with barely two days left for the nomination process to end and its president Sonia Gandhi holding consultations with party veterans.

Sept 28, 2022 9:38 PM

Ashok Gehlot leaves for Delhi

Ashok Gehlot leaves for Delhi to meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan. 

Sept 28, 2022 9:06 PM

The way some ministers and MLAs in Rajasthan crossed every limit of discipline was inappropriate, says Singh Deo

"The way some ministers and MLAs (in Rajasthan) crossed every limit of discipline was inappropriate..It is not acceptable that they boycotted observers sent by the party high command and skipped the meeting (of Congress legislature party)," Singh Deo said on Wednesday.

Sept 28, 2022 8:43 PM

Everyone has taken nomination papers, says Pawan Bansal

Sept 28, 2022 8:19 PM

Chhattisgarh minster Singh Deo slams MLAs loyal to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Chhattisgarh minister TS Singh Deo on Wednesday slammed Congress MLAs loyal to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for indiscipline and "disobeying" the observers sent by the party high command, which was "inappropriate". He also wondered how a senior leader like Gehlot could not control the MLAs and such a situation surfaced. 

Sept 28, 2022 8:00 PM

Pawan Bansal meets Antony in Delhi 

Sept 28, 2022 7:36 PM

Meeting with Sonia Gandhi went well: AK Antony

"I had a good meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi, we discussed party and political matters,"Congress leader AK Antony told news agency ANI.

Sept 28, 2022 7:19 PM

Sonia meets Antony; Cong sources indicate Digvijay may run for AICC President post

With the Rajasthan crisis casting a shadow on the Congress' presidential polls, party chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday met senior party leader A K Antony even as party sources indicated that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh could be in the race for the presidency. The meeting with Antony comes days after an open rebellion by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot loyalists on a possible leadership change in the state after indications that Gehlot was backed by the party's top leadership as Gandhi's successor.

Sept 28, 2022 6:50 PM

Priyanka GV should be Congress chief: Abdul Khaleque

Sept 28, 2022 6:26 PM

Congress President elections being held because Rahul Gandhi refused to take up party's reins: Kamal Nath

Congres sleader Kamal Nath said that the elections for the Congress president's post are being held as Rahul Gandhi refused to take up the party's reins. "I talked to Rahul Gandhi and urged him to contest so that all this (ongoing uproar) could be ended. I told him things are getting complicated. But he said he does not want to become (the party president)," Nath told reporters here on Wednesday in reply to a question.

Sept 28, 2022 6:08 PM

Not keen on becoming Cong president as I want to focus on MP ahead of next year's polls: Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Wednesday said he is not keen on becoming the party president and does not want to contest the election for that post as he wishes to focus on his home state, where Assembly elections are scheduled next year. 

Sept 28, 2022 5:46 PM

No drama in Rajasthan, everything will be clear in a day or two: KC Venugopal

Sept 28, 2022 5:13 PM

Congress MP bats for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as party President

Congress MP Abdul Khaleque batted for Priyanka Gandhi to take on the mantle of party presidency, saying that being the daughter-in-law of the Vadra family, she is no more a Gandhi family member as per Indian tradition and should take up the post. In a tweet, the Congress MP from Barpeta said, "As Shri Rahul Gandhi is denying to become Congress President again, I consider Priyanka Gandhi as best candidate. Being daughter-in-law of Vadra family, she is no more member of Gandhi family as per Indian tradition," he said.

Sept 28, 2022 4:53 PM

Ashok Gehlot not resigning today, says Minister PS Khachariyawas 

"Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will go to Delhi today in the evening. He will further tell about the opinion of 102 MLAs to central leadership of the party. CM Gehlot is not resigning today, there are no such talks of it," says Khachariyawas.

Sept 28, 2022 4:35 PM