Congress legislatures reach polo club to watch sports minister play
Amid the political drama in Rajasthan over the leadership change, some Congress legislators, including Assembly Speaker CP Joshi, reached a polo ground in Jaipur to watch a match on Monday. Sports Minister Ashok Chandna, who is also a polo player, is taking part in the Kanota Polo Club match. Some of the Congress MLAs reached the ground to watch him play, party sources said. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's advisor Sanyam Lodha, Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria and Cooperatives Minister Udailal Anjana were among those who reached the ground to witness the match, they said.
Gehlot has always followed the high command's instructions: Shanti Dhariwal
"CM Gehlot has always followed the instructions of the high command, which had back in 2020 asked him to accommodate those in the wrong. He accepted what was asked (to include Sachin Pilot)," says Rajasthan Minister & Gehlot loyalist, Shanti Dhariwal
In 2020, when state Congress was in trouble, Sonia Gandhi had asked that the goverment be saved at any cost: Shanti Dhariwal
In 2020, when state Congress was in trouble, Sonia Gandhi had asked that the goverment be saved at any cost. Despite having CM in Rajasthan, traitors claimed govt has fallen, only came back when session was called, they're being made CM now: Shanti Dhariwal
MLAs asked me to listen to their voice, says Shanti Dhariwal
A gen secy is himself canvassing to make such people CM, MLAs had to get angry, disgruntled. MLAs asked me to listen to their voice. They want someone from 102 MLAs who huddled together to stay with Congress for over 34 days (in 2020) to be made CM: Shanti Dhariwal
Status quo to be maintained till Congress president election nominations, say sources
Status quo to be maintained till Congress president election nominations. Decision on issuing of show cause notices to miffed MLAs, vocal in public, will be taken after interim chief takes action on report by Observers: Sources
Party hopeful Kamal Nath will defuse crisis: MP
Loyalists of Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh on Monday said the Congress veteran can broker peace between factions led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. A state Congress leader said he was hopeful that Nath, who heads Congress in Madhya Pradesh, will defuse the crisis in the Congress-ruled state. Kamal Nath flew to Delhi around 11.30 AM after getting an urgent call from the party's high command in the wake of political development in Rajasthan. He has already reached Delhi, a leader close to the MP Congress president, said.
MLAs don't have any objection over who is made CM, says party's chief whip
Congress's chief whip in the Rajasthan Assembly Mahesh Joshi on Monday said the party MLAs have no objection to whoever is made the chief minister, but the final decision of the high-command should be agreeable to them. Meanwhile, a video purportedly of a meeting of the Congress MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has surfaced. Minister Shanti Dhariwal, at whose residence the meeting took place, is heard saying in the video that the Congress will suffer losses if Gehlot is removed from the chief minister's post.