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Rajasthan HC issues notice to Speaker on appeal seeking stay on merger of six BSP MLAs

The six MLAs, who won the BSP ticket, had joined the Congress in September 2019 and the Speaker had approved the merger next day.
File photo: Rajasthan assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Rajasthan assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Rajasthan BJP chief demands Speaker CP Joshi’s resignation on moral grounds

BJP chief Satish Poonia made the demand following the surfacing of a viral video, where CP Joshi and chief minister Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot were found to be discussing the ongoing political turmoil in the desert state.
Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi.(@prakashgoduka/Twitter Photo)
Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi.(@prakashgoduka/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Sachin Pilot tweets birthday wish for Rajasthan speaker amid fight in court

The speaker had served the notices on July 15, asking Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs why they should not be disqualified after they skipped two consecutive Congress legislature party meetings.
Sachin Pilot, who has been away from Jaipur and quiet amid the political turmoil in the state, chose to wish Speaker CP Joshi on his birthday today. (Photo @SachinPilot)
Sachin Pilot, who has been away from Jaipur and quiet amid the political turmoil in the state, chose to wish Speaker CP Joshi on his birthday today. (Photo @SachinPilot)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 01:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Rajasthan assembly speaker withdraws Supreme Court plea over rebels’ disqualification

On July 24, the Rajasthan HC passed a detailed order staying action by the speaker against the rebel Congress legislators while admitting the writ petition filed by the Pilot camp against the disqualification notices, senior counsel Kapil Sibal, who appeared for Joshi, told a three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.
Assembly Speaker Dr. CP Joshi interacts with media persons during a press conference, at his residence, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.(HT photo)
Assembly Speaker Dr. CP Joshi interacts with media persons during a press conference, at his residence, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.(HT photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Rajasthan crisis: SC allows Speaker to withdraw appeal against HC order on rebel MLAs

Senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for Joshi told the three-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and also included Justices BR Gavai and Krishna Murari, that the HC on July 24 had passed a detailed order staying action by Speaker Joshi against the dissident members of the Rajasthan legislative assembly (MLAs) and setting out legal issues, which it was proposing to consider.
Sachin Pilot and 18 Congress MLAs had moved the Rajasthan HC on July 15 challenging the disqualification notice issued to them by Speaker Joshi a day earlier.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Sachin Pilot and 18 Congress MLAs had moved the Rajasthan HC on July 15 challenging the disqualification notice issued to them by Speaker Joshi a day earlier.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Rajasthan crisis in Supreme Court again, hearing on speaker’s plea against HC order

Monday hearing will be Speaker CP Joshi’s second attempt to get the high court’s stay order cancelled.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot during a party committee meeting in Jaipur September 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot during a party committee meeting in Jaipur September 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Rajasthan political drama is back in the Supreme Court, hearing on Monday

The hearing on Monday is speaker CP Joshi’s second attempt to get the state high court’s stay order cancelled.
The Speaker had moved the top court complaining that the state court had no jurisdiction to ask him to defer the disqualification proceedings. (Photo @drcpjoshi)
The Speaker had moved the top court complaining that the state court had no jurisdiction to ask him to defer the disqualification proceedings. (Photo @drcpjoshi)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘You be the judge’: Chidambaram digs out SC ruling after Rajasthan court order

The Congress leader said the common man, “mystified” by the orders of the high court, can take recourse to this passage by the top court in the Kihoto Hollohan case in 1992.
The Pilot camp has argued that mere disagreement with the CM’s working style cannot be construed to be defection. (Photo@SachinPilot)
The Pilot camp has argued that mere disagreement with the CM’s working style cannot be construed to be defection. (Photo@SachinPilot)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Relief to Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs as Rajasthan HC orders status quo on disqualification notices

On Friday, HC also allowed the petition filed by the Pilot camp to add the Union of India as a respondent to the case in view of the challenge to the paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which deals with anti-defection.
The court said that it would put off the judgement on the petition until the Supreme Court takes a call on it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The court said that it would put off the judgement on the petition until the Supreme Court takes a call on it.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami

Verdict in Sachin Pilot, MLAs’ disqualification notice at 10:30 am tomorrow

Earlier today, the Supreme Court allowed the high court to rule on the petition filed by team Pilot against the speaker’s disqualification notice, adding that it would be subject to the outcome of the petition before the top court.
The Pilot camp has argued that they cannot be disqualified for merely disagreeing with the decisions of some leaders outside the assembly.
The Pilot camp has argued that they cannot be disqualified for merely disagreeing with the decisions of some leaders outside the assembly.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

A mini win for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court, over to HC tomorrow

The plea filed by Rajasthan speaker CP Joshi challenged the state high court order of July 21 which had asked the speaker to defer action on his notice to Pilot and other rebel MLAs till July 24.
The Pilot camp filed a caveat petition in the court, saying nothing should be done without notifying them first.
The Pilot camp filed a caveat petition in the court, saying nothing should be done without notifying them first.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Supreme Court holds crucial hearing ahead of Rajasthan HC order on Pilot vs Gehlot crisis

Rajasthan assembly Speaker CP Joshi had said at a press conference on Wednesday that he decided to move the Supreme Court after high court sent an order to his office giving a “direction” to him.
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Rajathan Speaker CP Joshi against a high court order asking him to stay disqualification proceedings against dissident Congress MLAs till Friday.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Rajathan Speaker CP Joshi against a high court order asking him to stay disqualification proceedings against dissident Congress MLAs till Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Once running for CM’s post, ‘sidelined’ CP Joshi key to Cong govt in Rajasthan

Before the Rajasthan crisis, Joshi, who studied metallurgy, physics and psychology, had never held such an important Constitutional post.
File photo: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi interacts with media persons during a press conference at his residence in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi interacts with media persons during a press conference at his residence in Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Rajasthan Speaker to move SC over HC’s ‘intervention’ in rebel MLAs’ disqualification

Speaker CP Josh said in 1992, the SC’s constitutional bench had settled that Speaker was competent to decide anti-defection petitions.
Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi is going to move the Supreme Court against what he felt was an intervention in his authority to decide on an anti-defection petition.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi is going to move the Supreme Court against what he felt was an intervention in his authority to decide on an anti-defection petition.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRakesh Goswami

‘Presumptuous’: What Sachin Pilot’s petition in court says about Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot and 18 MLAs have approached the high court against the speaker’s disqualification notice, signalling that he intended to take his battle with Ashok Gehlot to its logical conclusion
Sachin Pilot versus Ashok Gehlot playing out in Rajasthan reached the high court on Thursday(HT Photo/Prabhakar Sharma)
Sachin Pilot versus Ashok Gehlot playing out in Rajasthan reached the high court on Thursday(HT Photo/Prabhakar Sharma)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRakesh Goswami | Edited by Aloke Tikku

Congress considers anti-defection law against Sachin Pilot, experts weigh in

Congress leaders involved in the strategy maintained that Pilot’s conduct, statement of his close aides and his absence from two meetings of the Congress legislature party in Rajasthan make a strong case against him.
For Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi, too, these are testing times. In the recent past, Joshi had advocated that speaker’s powers vis-à-vis the tenth schedule should be curtailed and the decision to expel a member should be given to political parties. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
For Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi, too, these are testing times. In the recent past, Joshi had advocated that speaker’s powers vis-à-vis the tenth schedule should be curtailed and the decision to expel a member should be given to political parties. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Gehlot sealed script for shocker to Mayawati at a quiet Saturday dinner

Late on Monday evening, the BSP’s six lawmakers had handed over affidavits to state assembly speaker CP Joshi to merge the legislative party with the Congress. A formal announcement was made shortly before midnight.
A senior Congress leader said all the BSP lawmakers were in talks with Gehlot. (Photo @ashokgehlot51)
A senior Congress leader said all the BSP lawmakers were in talks with Gehlot. (Photo @ashokgehlot51)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini

‘I adhered to rules, made MLAS and bureaucrats accountable’: Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi

Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi talks about going by the book and strictly adhering to rules that reportedly left many MLAs unhappy.
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Rajasthan’s Jaipur Rural seat, the fight is between two Olympians

Elections will be held in two phases in Rajasthan. Voting in 13 constituencies will be held in the first phase on April 29. The remaining 12 constituencies will vote on May 5. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:54 PM IST
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Newly elected assembly speaker CP Joshi hopes members would work together for a ‘new Rajasthan’

CP Joshi, the former Union minister who was also the state unit president of Congress, was elected from Nathdwara constituency in the assembly elections held last month.
Congress leader CP Joshi was elected speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Congress leader CP Joshi was elected speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent, Jaipur

Rajasthan Assembly session from Tuesday, Congress nominates CP Joshi as speaker

BJP’s Gulab Chand Kataria, who has already been elected as the Leader of the Opposition in the 15th state assembly, will work as the protem speaker till the assembly elects the Speaker.
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administering oath to Gulab Chand Kataria as Protem speaker of the assembly in the presence of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and others, on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administering oath to Gulab Chand Kataria as Protem speaker of the assembly in the presence of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and others, on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 11:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent, Jaipur

Rajasthan assembly elections: EC notice to Congress’ CP Joshi over ‘Brahmin’ remark

At a poll meeting in Rajasthan on Thursday ahead of the December 7 assembly elections, Joshi had reportedly said that top BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi are from “lower castes” and know nothing of Hinduism. He had also said it is the Brahmins who are learned and know of Hinduism.
The Election Commission today issued notice to Congress leader CP Joshi on a BJP complaint over his ‘Brahmin’ remarks made a poll meeting ahead of the Rajasthan assembly elections (File Photo)(ANI)
The Election Commission today issued notice to Congress leader CP Joshi on a BJP complaint over his ‘Brahmin’ remarks made a poll meeting ahead of the Rajasthan assembly elections (File Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 11:31 AM IST
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi chides, CP Joshi apologises over ‘Brahmin’ remark

Congress leader CP Joshi has accused the BJP of twisting his statement and condemned its “fabricated use”.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi(PTI File Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 06:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

RCA ad hoc panel to focus on reviving cricket in Rajasthan

Several RCA cases are already pending in the high court and the court has fixed September 28 as the date to hear the cases.
RCA secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu and treasurer Pinkesh Porwal.(HT PHOTO)
RCA secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu and treasurer Pinkesh Porwal.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Sion-Panvel highway: PWD blames asphalt for potholes

Sion-Panvel highway connects Mumbai to expressways that lead to Pune, Bengaluru, the Konkan and Goa.
Potholes line the road outside Dadar station.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Potholes line the road outside Dadar station.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Win for Lalit Modi faction as high court removes CP Joshi aide as RCA point person

The court has restrained Bavani Samota from acting as the point person of the state cricket body with the Board for Control of Cricket in India.
RS Nandu ( Right ) and Pinkesh Jain ( Left ) had filed the petition in Rajasthan High Court.(HT File)
RS Nandu ( Right ) and Pinkesh Jain ( Left ) had filed the petition in Rajasthan High Court.(HT File)
Updated on May 11, 2018 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Nandu and Pinkesh raise voice against RCA president CP Joshi

General secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu and treasurer Pinkesh Porwal Jain have alleged that RCA president CP Joshi was forcing them to sign on the bills.
A RCA employee welcomes newly elected RCA president Dr.C.P.Joshi at RCA office on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO)
A RCA employee welcomes newly elected RCA president Dr.C.P.Joshi at RCA office on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Graft to unemployment, BJP has given us a lot of issues: Ashok Gehlot

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says the Congress is strong and united in Rajasthan and that he has good relations with Sachin Pilot, CP Joshi and other leaders.
From deteriorating law and order to unemployment and rising incidents of suicides, senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says the BJP has given Rajasthan a lot of issues.(HT Photo)
From deteriorating law and order to unemployment and rising incidents of suicides, senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says the BJP has given Rajasthan a lot of issues.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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