Rajasthan Crisis: Cong to hold state-wide protests, claims ‘democracy murdered’

25 July, 2020 | newsx bureau

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After Rahul Gandhi tweets against the BJP charging it with accusations on attempting to topple a popular government, Rajasthan Congress has decided to hold protests at all district headquarters as ...

Congress will hold a protest at all district headquarters in Rajasthan against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s alleged “conspiracy to murder democracy” on Saturday.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the BJP of a conspiracy to bring down party government in Rajasthan and said the state Governor should call an assembly session so that the truth comes out before people.

Gandhi’s remarks have come amid a factional fight in the state Congress between camps led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.

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Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis after differences between Pilot and Gehlot came out in the open.

Pilot was removed as the deputy chief minister Rajasthan and as the state unit chief of the party on July 14. Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi sent disqualification notices to Pilot and 18 other legislators.

Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi has sent disqualification notices to Pilot and 18 MLAs. Pilot and MLAs supporting him have approached the Rajasthan High Court against the notices.

Also read: Temporary relief for Pilot’s camp: Rajasthan HC maintains ‘status quo’