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Rajasthan Government Crisis LIVE updates: Stop talking to BJP, come to party & keep things before us, Congress tells rebel MLAs

Rajasthan Government Crisis LIVE updates: Stop talking to BJP, come to party & keep things before us, Congress tells rebel MLAs
Sachin Pilot and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Pilot was removed as state Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday.

Rajasthan Government crisis Live Updates: Sachin Pilot, who was shown the door after he failed to attend the CLP meetings for two consecutive days, told The Indian Express that he has no plans of joining BJP. “Some leaders in Rajasthan trying to fuel speculation that I am joining BJP but I am not doing so. I have worked very hard to bring Congress back in govt in Rajasthan,” Pilot told the PTI. Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande, meanwhile, told the party’s doors are open for him.

Meanwhile, late Tuesday night Speaker C P Joshi’s office has issued notice to rebel MLAs seeking their reply by July 17. Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi had petitioned the Speaker for disqualification of rebel MLAs yesterday.

Pilot’s removal as the deputy chief minister and state Congress chief has set the stage for another battle in Rajasthan — one that has all the signs of a protracted legal and technical fight.

Even as the political crisis in the state deepens, Rajasthan BJP unit has thrown its hat in the ring and will meet today to discuss the further strategy. Former chief minister and senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje is expected to arrive in Jaipur today to attend a crucial strategy session of the party.