Rajasthan: Fire Breaks Out In Fairmont Hotel Housing Congress MLAs

The hotel housing CM Gehlot and all MLAs loyal to him caught fire today.

Neel Raju Nalawade

July 20, 2020

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A fire broke out today at the Fairmont Hotel in Rajasthan’s Jaipur where Congress MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot are currently housed. The cause of this fire still hasn’t been discerned, but it has now been doused by teams of the city’s fire brigade. It’s being said that the hotel belongs to a friend of Ashok Gehlot’s son. Videos coming in from the site are showing plumes from the fire reaching the room in which Gehlot is residing.

After the Rajasthan political crisis was set into motion by differences between CM Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot, MLAs from the state who are loyal to the CM are being housed in the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur. As for those loyal to Sachin Pilot, they are being housed in a hotel in Haryana. Following the differences, Pilot was removed from his post of Deputy CM and State Congress President. In reaction to news that he was going to join the BJP, he has confirmed that this will not be happening.

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