Rajasthan Political Crisis Updates: Spoke To PM Modi About Governor's Conduct, Ashok Gehlot Tells MLAs

Rajasthan Political Crisis: "Spoke to PM yesterday over Governor's conduct," Ashok  Gehlot told reporters today.

Rajasthan Political Crisis Updates: Spoke To PM Modi About Governor's Conduct, Ashok Gehlot Tells MLAs

The Governor has this time raised two questions on Ashok Gehlot's proposal for an assembly session.

New Delhi:

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second time, informing him about the conduct of Governor Kalraj Mishra. The Governor has rejected his call to start the assembly session for a second time. "Spoke to PM yesterday over Governor's conduct," Ashok  Gehlot told reporters today.

The Supreme Court today allowed the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker to withdraw his appeal against the high court's order asking him to defer till July 24 the disqualification proceedings against sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 dissident Congress MLAs. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Speaker CP Joshi, told a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra that the Rajasthan High Court had passed a fresh order on July 24 and they were weighing the legal options. While withdrawing the plea, Kapil Sibal told the bench that the appeal had become infructuous as the top court did not stay the earlier high court order passed on July 21 asking the Speaker to defer disqualification proceedings.

Here are the Live updates on Rajasthan Political Crisis:

Jul 27, 2020 18:37 (IST)
Former Law Ministers Kapil Sibal Salman Khurshid Ashwani Kumar Write To Rajasthan Governor, Quote Rulebook
Three former law ministers -- Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Ashwani Kumar -- have written to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, advising him to stick to the rules over Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's proposal to begin an assembly session. Mr Mishra, who rejected the government's first proposal to start assembly session, returned his second proposal this morning, suggesting a three-week postponement because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Jul 27, 2020 15:51 (IST)
Rajasthan Political Crisis: Confusion Over Rajasthan Governor's "Yes" To Assembly Session
The Rajasthan Governor has allowed Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to start the process for an assembly session from Friday but listed three conditions. Governor Kalraj Mishra has asked, among other points, whether MLAs can be given three weeks' notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a three-minute hearing this morning, the Rajasthan Speaker dropped his case in the Supreme Court involving his powers to disqualify rebel MLAs. The move was aimed at outmaneuvering the Governor, who had blocked Ashok Gehlot's request for an assembly session earlier citing the court case.
Jul 27, 2020 14:58 (IST)
"Got Love Letter": Ashok Gehlot, Snubbed, Says Discussed Governor With PM

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, stonewalled in his attepts to restart the assembly session, said he has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi again about Governor Kalraj Mishra's "conduct".  Mr Mishra, who rejected the government's first proposal to start assembly session, returned his second proposal this morning, suggesting a three-week postponement because of the coronavirus outbreak. Quoting a media article, Mr Gehlot said this was the first time in 70 years that such a thing has happened. Read Here
Jul 27, 2020 14:55 (IST)
Gujarat Congress Chief Among 60 Detained For March Towards Raj Bhavan

Nearly 60 Congress workers and leaders were detained by police Monday when they marched towards the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar to protest against the BJP over the political crisis in Rajasthan, reports PTI.
Jul 27, 2020 14:25 (IST)
In Rajasthan Fight, Mayawati's Party May Ally With BJP In Court

In Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's struggle to retain his narrow majority after a rebellion by his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot, a new case is in court. Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has challenged in the High Court the merger of its six Rajasthan MLAs into the Congress. Read Here
Jul 27, 2020 14:20 (IST)
Lakhan Meena, one of the six BSP MLAs who has joined congress.

Jul 27, 2020 13:52 (IST)
Congress workers and leaders, including Tamil Nadu Congress chief KS Alagiri, protest near Governor's office in Chennai.

Jul 27, 2020 13:42 (IST)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a second time, informing him about the conduct of Governor Kalraj Mishra.  The Governor has rejected his call to start the assembly session for a second time. "Spoke to PM yesterday over Governor's conduct," Ashok Gehlot told reporters today.
Jul 27, 2020 12:29 (IST)
Congress leaders, including UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and AICC General Secretary, in-charge of Chhattisgarh, PL Punia, detained, while protesting in front of the Raj Bhavan.
Jul 27, 2020 11:28 (IST)
The Congress today dropped its case in the Supreme Court involving the Speaker's powers to disqualify rebel Sachin Pilot and other rebels MLAs shortly after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's request for an assembly session was rejected for the second time by the Governor. 

Jul 27, 2020 10:52 (IST)
Congress, Snubbed By Governor Again, To Drop Supreme Court Plea

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's request for an assembly session has been rejected for the second time by the Governor in an escalating confrontation. Governor Kalraj Mishra this morning returned, with queries, the Chief Minister's proposal for a session from July 31, Friday. Read Here
Jul 27, 2020 10:28 (IST)
BSP General Secretary SC Misra has written to Governor Kalraj Mishra and Assembly Speaker CP Joshi that the alleged merger of BSP-Congress is unconstitutional. A petition is pending before High Court too, says Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia.
Jul 27, 2020 09:38 (IST)
Will Congress Drop Rajasthan Petition? Big Day In Supreme Court: 10 Facts

In a crucial day in court for the Rajasthan Congress crisis, the Supreme Court will again take up a petition that raises questions on the Speaker's constitutional powers to start disqualification proceedings against rebel MLAs for not attending party meetings. Speaker CP Joshi had requested the Supreme Court last week to stop the High Court from deciding on a petition by Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress rebels challenging disqualification notices. Read Here
Jul 27, 2020 09:27 (IST)
There are matters pending in the Rajasthan High Court and Supreme Court, suppose the speaker disqualifies, will it affect the holding of an assembly by the Governor? asks Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Jul 27, 2020 09:20 (IST)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot - struggling to keep his government afloat -- has sent a second proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra for starting the assembly session. The proposed date is July 31 and the agenda cited is coronavirus. There is no word on floor test. Mr Gehlot maintains that some MLAs supporting him are being held hostage at the rebel camp in Gurugram and once they come to Jaipur, his numbers will rise further. The Governor, who turned down the earlier proposal pointing out that it did not mention a date or a reason for the assembly session, said he is examining it. 
Jul 27, 2020 08:00 (IST)
Vote Against Congress In Rajasthan Assembly: Mayawati's Party To 6 MLAs

The Bahujan Samaj Party has issued a whip to all its six MLAs in Rajasthan to vote against the Congress if a floor test happens to check the strength of the Ashok Gehlot government. Mr Gehlot has been struggling to keep his government afloat after a rebellion by Sachin Pilot and MLAs loyal to him. Read Here
Jul 27, 2020 07:59 (IST)
Congress To Withdraw Case From Top Court? Party Divided On Rajasthan

The Congress is divided over pursuing the Rajasthan case legally in the Supreme Court, sources told NDTV a day before the court is expected to hear the matter. A section wants the Congress to pull its petition out of court and handle the matter politically. These leaders, sources said, feel the crisis should be dealt with politically. Others are keen to keep up the engagement in court. The final decision has been left to the party high command, sources said.