Rajasthan Political Crisis Highlights: Ashok Gehlot-Led Rajasthan Government Wins Confidence Vote

The vote took place a day after Ashok Gehlot's patch-up with sacked deputy Sachin Pilot.

Rajasthan Political Crisis Highlights: Ashok Gehlot-Led Rajasthan Government Wins Confidence Vote

Ashok Gehlot enjoys the support of 125 MLAs with thereturn of Sachin Pilot.

New Delhi/Jaipur:

The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government won a trust vote in the Rajasthan assembly today. The special session of the Rajasthan Assembly began today, with the Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot moving a confidence motion. The vote took place a day after Ashok Gehlot's patch-up with sacked deputy Sachin Pilot, who ended his rebellion against the Chief Minister earlier this week. Mr Gehlot had planned a trust vote for days, even when he was reduced to a wafer-thin majority of 102 following revolt of Sachin Pilot. By winning the vote he has won a six-month reprieve.

A debate took place in the Rajasthan assembly on the Congress's motion for a trust vote. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal, who tabled the proposal for a trust vote, started his speech accusing the BJP of trying to topple the Ashok Gehlot government. "Ashok Gehlot taught the BJP a lesson in Rajasthan. We did not allow a Goa or Madhya Pradesh to happen here," he said after tabling the motion for a trust vote. He also quipped, without taking names, that "modus operandi" was now "Modi's operandi".

Here are the Highlights on Rajasthan political crisis:

Aug 14, 2020 22:17 (IST)
Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi ticks off Parliamentary affairs minister for ignoring his directions

Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi on Friday ticked off Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal for making disruptions during the speech of Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria during the debate on the Gehlot government's trust motion.

Speaker Mr Joshi ticked of Shanti Dhariwal saying that as a minister for parliamentary affairs, he should set an example to keep the House in order, rather than making disruptions in its functioning.

The speaker also warned him saying he would leave his chair if the members do not listen to him or ignore his directions.
Aug 14, 2020 19:46 (IST)
People's unwavering trust in us and the unity of our Congress MLAs that has brought this victory: Ashok Gehlot

"Winning the trust vote in the assembly is a message to the forces that are trying to destabilise elected governments in the country. Their every tactic failed in Rajasthan," Ashok Gehlot tweeted.
Aug 14, 2020 18:42 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 17:51 (IST)
Winning Trust Vote a Message Those Destabilising Governments: Ashok Gehlot
Aug 14, 2020 17:18 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 16:27 (IST)
Result is in favour of government: Congress leader Sachin Pilot

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 govt: Congress leader Sachin Pilot
Aug 14, 2020 16:07 (IST)
Over time, everything will be revealed: Sachin Pilot

"Many things have been said during the discussion on trust vote and many more will be said. Over time, everything will be revealed," Sachin Pilot said. 

"But I want to say that whatever I or my companions had to say, we have told the doctor about our complaints... After getting the treatment, all of us today... 125 people are standing in the House," he said.
Aug 14, 2020 14:57 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 14:15 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 13:54 (IST)
Have consulted a doctor in Delhi, we are now ready and armed for the onslaught: Sachin Pilot
Sachin Pilot is speaking in the assembly now. Mr Pilot, who was removed as Deputy Chief Minister during his rebellion, has been moved from the first row to the second row.

"When I came to the vidhan sabha today  I wondered why I was sitting right on the corner next to the opposition's benches. Then I realised this is the border. I have been sent to the border because only the bravest soldier is sent to fight at the border," he says.

"Many things will be said, much will be revealed. Whatever we had to say or do, we have been cured of our ailments. We have consulted a doctor in Delhi and we are back now."

He added that he was ready to face the "fire" at the frontline. "We are ready and armed for the onslaught with our armour, our shield and our weapons," he said to loud desk-thumping.


Aug 14, 2020 13:41 (IST)
"Modi's Operandi," says Congress leader in jibe at BJP

A debate is taking place in the Rajasthan assembly on the Congress's motion for a trust vote. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal has tabled proposal for a trust vote.

"Ashok Gehlot taught the BJP a lesson in Rajasthan. We did not allow a Goa or Madhya Pradesh to happen here," Mr Dhariwal said after tabling the motion for a trust vote. He also quipped, without taking names, that "modus operandi" was now "Modi's operandi"
Aug 14, 2020 13:19 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 13:15 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly resumes, Trust Vote tabled

The Rajasthan Assembly has resumed. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal has tabled proposal for a trust vote.
Aug 14, 2020 12:24 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly adjourned till 1 pm

The House assembled at 11 am and paid tributes to former MP Governor Lalji Tandon and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi and other leaders who recently passed away.

After the obituary reference, the Speaker adjourned the House till 1 pm.
Aug 14, 2020 12:20 (IST)
BJP on Thursday had said that it will ask for a no-confidence motion against the Gehlot government, a surprise decision that, sources say, is largely symbolic.

Sources say the BJP's strategy is to force a discussion in the assembly to corner the Gehlot government on various issues, including the coronavirus crisis. The plan is also to bring out the rift within the Congress in the assembly. The party believes the Congress truce is only temporary.
Aug 14, 2020 12:01 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot has the support of 125 MLAs in Rajasthan Assembly

Ashok Gehlot has the support of 125 MLAs, far more than the majority-mark of 101 in the 200-member Rajasthan assembly. Before the rebels returned, he had 102. He made it a point to let the rebels know that he would have won even without their support.

"What happened, let us put it behind us. We would have proved our majority even without these 19 MLAs, but that would not have given us any joy. Kyonki apne toh apne hi hote hain (family is family)," Mr Gehlot said.
Aug 14, 2020 11:34 (IST)

The Congress asked for a trust vote shortly after the special assembly session began this morning. Congress Chief Whip Dr Mahesh Joshi gave the notice to the speaker for Confidence motion
Aug 14, 2020 11:28 (IST)
Aug 14, 2020 11:22 (IST)
"Will be the victory of the people of Rajasthan and the unity of our Congress MLAs, it would be a victory of truth," tweets Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot before trust vote. 
Aug 14, 2020 11:02 (IST)
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, tweeted Ashok Gehlot.
Aug 14, 2020 10:55 (IST)
"Reunited" Congress vs BJP In Rajasthan Test Of Strength Shortly

Ashok Gehlot will call for a trust vote in the special assembly session that begins today, a day after his patch-up with sacked deputy Sachin Pilot, who ended his month-long rebellion against the Rajasthan Chief Minister earlier this week. The Congress's trust vote move is a counter to the opposition BJP's plan to ask for a no-confidence motion against the Gehlot government, a surprise decision that, sources say, is largely symbolic. Read Here
Aug 14, 2020 10:38 (IST)
MLAs who shifted from Mayawati's party to the Congress in Rajasthan were seen heading to Vidhan Sabha. early morning.




Aug 14, 2020 10:24 (IST)
Mayawati's Party Asks MLAs Who Merged With Congress To Vote Against It

Six MLAs who shifted from Mayawati's party to the Congress in Rajasthan have been asked by the former party to vote against the Ashok Gehlot government during the trust vote, which, sources said, is likely to be held today. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday issued a whip to the party leaders, warning them that they will face action if they defy the order. Read Here
Aug 14, 2020 09:04 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot has the support of 125 MLAs in Rajasthan Assembly

According to sources, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will call for a trust vote to prove his strength in the House. Mr Gehlot had planned a trust vote for days, even when he had a wafer-thin majority of 102, just one more than the majority mark in the 200-member Rajasthan assembly. Winning the vote will give him a six-month reprieve.

With the return of Sachin Pilot, whose rebellion had briefly endangered the Congress government, Mr Gehlot has the support of 125 MLAs.
Aug 14, 2020 09:01 (IST)
The Ashok Gehlot had said they would like to discuss coronavirus crisis and the economic effects of the lockdown while urging the Governor to call for an assembly session.
Aug 14, 2020 08:52 (IST)
Rajasthan Assembly seesion will begin at 11 am today. The days agenda will be decided in a businesses advisory committee which will meet at 10 am.