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Will welcome back rebels if party brass forgives them, says Gehlot

The fissures in the state Congress leadership came to the fore when Pilot and 18 other MLAs rebelled against the Gehlot government in July.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot
Published on Aug 02, 2020 02:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

A rebel who found his cause

The life of Ranjit Bajaj, owner of Punjab FC, who ignited a mini-revolution in Indian football during his journey from ‘Gangster Bajaj’ to ‘Reformed Ranjit’
Rajnit Bajaj(KESHAV SINGH/HT)
Rajnit Bajaj(KESHAV SINGH/HT)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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Rebels won't affect bypolls, BJP will win both seats: Jai Ram

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Updated on Oct 05, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Mandi

‘Backstabbed by rebels…will happen to you too’: Cong’s Shivakumar warns BJP

Ahead of Tuesday’s trust vote in the Karnataka assembly, Congress’ chief trouble shooter, D K Shivakumar warned the opposition BJP that rebel MLAs who dumped the grand old party could ditch them too.
Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar addresses the Assembly during the discussion on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.(ANI)
Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar addresses the Assembly during the discussion on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

Can’t compel 15 rebels to attend Karnataka House: SC

Experts said the ruling weakens the provisions of the anti-defection law and that this could have ramifications far beyond the ongoing political controversy in Karnataka.
The Supreme Court, however, gave speaker KR Ramesh Kumar the discretion of deciding on the resignations offered by the rebel MLAs — and their potential disqualification — in a time frame of his choosing.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court, however, gave speaker KR Ramesh Kumar the discretion of deciding on the resignations offered by the rebel MLAs — and their potential disqualification — in a time frame of his choosing.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Karnataka crisis: More rebels move SC; 1 MLA says back in fold

State housing minister and Hoskote MLA, MTB Nagaraj, said senior Congress leaders, including former chief minister Siddaramiah and Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, had met him and asked him to withdraw his resignation.
Karnataka rebel Congress MLAs visit Shirdi shrine in Maharashtra on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka rebel Congress MLAs visit Shirdi shrine in Maharashtra on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents

K’taka, MP govts try to placate rebels

In Madhya Pradesh, a senior state Congress leader said on condition of anonymity that the party was looking at appointments to government-run boards and corporations and expansion of the council of ministers to avert any possible crisis.
The Congress, which has 114 MLAs in the 230-member house, is dependent on four independent, two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmakers’ support.(AFP)
The Congress, which has 114 MLAs in the 230-member house, is dependent on four independent, two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmakers’ support.(AFP)
Published on May 27, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Naga rebels supplying arms to Maoists, says NIA probe

The MHA official termed this a “dangerous trend” and said it could derail peace talks between the Naga groups and the Indian government.
This is the first time NIA has come across instances of Nagas providing arms to Maoists, the officials added.(Vipin Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
This is the first time NIA has come across instances of Nagas providing arms to Maoists, the officials added.(Vipin Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Fear of rebels holding up NDA, opposition lists?

BJP leaders say that the seat allocation could be finalised in a couple of days, almost the same time frame that GA is also talking about.
The delay in seat allocation in both the NDA and the Grand Alliance (GA) in Bihar could be because of fear of rebels, say political analysts.(AFP)
The delay in seat allocation in both the NDA and the Grand Alliance (GA) in Bihar could be because of fear of rebels, say political analysts.(AFP)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 03:04 AM IST
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Patna | By Arun Kumar

‘Come out with your real face’: Kumaraswamy airs audio clips, attacks PM Modi

In sudden twists and turns, the Congress also decided to crack the whip and initiate action against four rebel MLAs under the Anti- Defection law after the legislature party meeting here just before the session commenced its sitting.
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday released an audio clip of an alleged conversation of state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa to lure a JDS MLA to destabilise the coalition government in the state.(AP)
Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday released an audio clip of an alleged conversation of state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa to lure a JDS MLA to destabilise the coalition government in the state.(AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 05:38 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India

Congress’ show-cause notice to rebels, BJP MLAs return

Former chief minister and Congress legislature party (CLP) chief Siddaramaiah issued notices to rebel MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli asking them to explain their absence from the CLP meeting called on Friday.
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jan 19, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: ‘Gehlot is people’s leader:’ Rebels approach Congress with CM request

Manju Meghwal, Laxman Meena, Vinod Kumar Lilawat, Shanti Dhariwal, Manju Panwar, Ameen Kagzi and rebels Ramkesh Meena, Kanti Lal Meena and Babulal Nagar were among those who went to meet Gehlot in the Civil Lines area of the Rajasthan capital.
Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(PTI)
Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot (R) and Sachin Pilot (C) flash victory signs after the declaration of Rajasthan Assembly election result, in Jaipur, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 05:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma

Zoramthanga: Second coming for the former rebel turned politician

Tuesday’s emphatic victory where Zoramthanga’s party won 26 of the total 40 seats in Mizoram is one positive swing, which the 74-year old would cherish.
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 12:40 PM IST
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AIADMK ready to re-induct 18 rebels, but says no place for Sasikala, TTV Dhinakaran

Sasikala, who took over the AIADMK’s reins after former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s death in 2016, was sacked from the party six months after she was convicted of corruption and jailed for four years in February 2017. In December 2017, Dhinakaran, as an independent candidate, successfully contested the assembly by-election necessitated by Jayalalithaa’s death.
Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday ruled out the return of VK Sasikala and her nephew, TTV Dhinakaran, to the party while showing the willingness to re-induct the 18 lawmakers disqualified for supporting them.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday ruled out the return of VK Sasikala and her nephew, TTV Dhinakaran, to the party while showing the willingness to re-induct the 18 lawmakers disqualified for supporting them.(PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 11, 2018 12:17 AM IST
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Rajasthan assembly election: Senior Congress leaders pull out all stops to pacify rebels

A Rajasthan Congress leader said on condition anonymity that the senior leaders were getting in touch with the rebels and pacifying them. Around 15 of them have promised to withdraw their nominations on Thursday, he said.
Congres general secretary and Rajasthan state party incharge Avinash Pande (left) welcomes Dausa BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena (2nd L) as he joins the party, at AICC headquarter in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot are also seen.(PTI File)
Congres general secretary and Rajasthan state party incharge Avinash Pande (left) welcomes Dausa BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena (2nd L) as he joins the party, at AICC headquarter in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot are also seen.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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Indian-origin MP joins rebels as Theresa May’s Brexit challenge mounts

Conservative Party MP Priti Patel speaks at an event hosted by the Brexit Central website in Birmingham.(AFP)
Conservative Party MP Priti Patel speaks at an event hosted by the Brexit Central website in Birmingham.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 08:07 PM IST
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19 killed in fight between Myanmar army and rebels

Today’s violence was between the military and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, or TNLA, one of several insurgent groups fighting for more autonomy in the north.
In this March 20, 2018 photo, a Kachin Independence army rebel stands at frontline outpost facing no man's land in Lawa Yang, outside of Laiza, the armed group's headquarters in northern Kachin state, Myanmar.(APo)
In this March 20, 2018 photo, a Kachin Independence army rebel stands at frontline outpost facing no man's land in Lawa Yang, outside of Laiza, the armed group's headquarters in northern Kachin state, Myanmar.(APo)
Updated on May 12, 2018 10:47 PM IST
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