While entering Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 Janpath, Gehlot was seen carrying a set of papers. On one of the papers, it was written - "Whatever has happened is sad and I am also hurt."
What was supposed to be a question of who will become the next Congress president has now been reduced to who will be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan!
"Thirdly, they said that the CM should be picked from the 102 MLAs who were loyal during the rebellion, and not from the Pilot group.
According to reports, the two met while pursuing higher education at Wharton School of University in Pennsylvania, US.
In his early years in politics, he was called `gilli billi’, a reference to his past when he performed magic on tours as an assistant to his father.
R'than crisis: CLP meet cancelled as 90 MLAs threaten to resign, want new face as CM instead of Sachin Pilot
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the Congress will adhere to the 'one man one post' as per the Udaipur declaration.
With the process for the Congress Presidential polls opening with the issuance of notification on September 22, it's likely that the main contest for the top party post will be between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
Hints were dropped to Gehlot to lead the show as Congress president during his recent meeting with Sonia Gandhi.
Gehlot is averse to the idea of becoming party president and has stated that Rahul Gandhi was the top and unanimous choice for party president.
Ministers in Congress-ruled Rajasthan had resigned during a meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence here on Saturday evening, ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.
Jaipur: The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday. The special session was adjourned for two hours when it got underway on Friday. As soon as it started at 1 p.m., Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal moved a motion of […]
New Delhi: In a new twist to the unfolding political drama in Rajasthan, the BSP on Sunday issued a whip to the six MLAs, who had left the party to join the Congress last year, to vote against the ruling party in the state in case of a trust motion in the Assembly. In a […]
Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused Governor Kalraj Mishra on Friday of being under pressure to not call an assembly session. Gehlot said the state government requested the governor to call a session, but he had not yet issued the order. “We want an assembly session from Monday,” the chief minister told reporters outside […]
New Delhi: After the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the Rajasthan High Court hearing the plea of 19 rebels MLAs, led by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, against a disqualification notice, the Congress is contemplating to go in for a floor test in the Assembly to establish its majority. “Congress has a majority […]
Jaipur: The Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit chief. Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet. AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjewala announced the decision after a Congress […]
New Delhi: As Rajasthan politics heats up over Congress Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot being summoned by the police of his own government, his old party colleague turned BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has added to the intra-Congress tussle by saying that Pilot is being “persecuted” by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. In a tweet that has […]
Jaipur: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for a Rajya Sabha membership as a seat in Rajasthan has fallen vacant following the death of Madan Lal Saini, the BJP state President. The by-election for the seat shall be held on August 26. The last date to file nomination paper is […]
New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday and urged him to remain the party chief in the interests of the country and people. Gehlot was at the Congress office here to participate in Gandhi’s birthday celebrations. After Gandhi left, Gehlot told the media: “We urge […]
Jaipur: Another Congress MLA in Rajasthan, P.R. Meena, has come out in support of making Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot as Chief Minister in the wake of the party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections. “The biggest reason for the Lok Sabha debacle is that Sachin Pilot was not made the Chief Minister. Chief Minister […]