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Ahead Of Oath Taking Ceremony, Rajasthan Cong Leaders, Legislators Meet At State Party Office
Rajasthan Cabinet Expanded: 15 Ministers Sworn In

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.

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Ashok Gehlot Govt Wins Trust Vote In Rajasthan Assembly

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 […]

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Rajasthan Political Crisis: BSP Issues Whip To Its MLA To Vote Against Congress

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 […]

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Ashok Gehlot Accuses Rajasthan Governor Of Being Under Pressure To Not Call Assembly Session

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 […]

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After SC Shocker, Congress Mulling Floor Test To Prove Majority In Rajasthan

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 […]

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Rajasthan Political Crisis: Sachin Pilot Sacked From Deputy CM, Party Chief Posts

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 […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia: Sad To See Sachin Pilot Being Sidelined By Rajasthan CM Gehlot

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 […]

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Manmohan Singh files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha MP

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 […]

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Remain the Congress chief, Gehlot tells Rahul

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 […]

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Another MLA bats for Pilot as Rajasthan CM

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 […]

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Rajasthani folk dancer 'Queen Harish' killed in road accident

Jaipur: Rajasthan’s renowned folk dancer Harish Kumar aka “Queen Harish”, famous for performing dressed up as a woman, died in a road accident in the state’s Jodhpur district early on Sunday, police said. Three others were also killed in the the accident around 5.30 a.m. when their SUV slammed into a parked coal-laden truck in […]

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Gehlot meets Ahmed Patel too, returns to Jaipur

New Delhi: Hours after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met senior party leader Ahmed Patel at the party office here on Tuesday. Gehlot arrived at the Congress headquarters at 5.15 p.m. and directly went into Patel’s chamber. After the meeting, the Rajasthan Chief Minister left for Jaipur. Earlier in the […]

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Heads expected to roll in Congress after election rout

New Delhi: Heads are expected to roll in the Congress following the party’s dismal performance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections where it won just 52 seats, just 8 more than what it managed in 2014. A party source told IANS: “Many General Secretaries and state unit chiefs could face the heat as the party […]

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Centre should waive farm loans like Cong did in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh: Gehlot

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday said the Centre should waive farm loans across the country like the Congress has done after coming to power recently in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. He also said a farmers’ rally will be organised in the state soon, and the details will be finalised after a discussion with […]

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Gehlot emerges top choice for Rajasthan CM, Pilot puts up spirited claim

New Delhi/Jaipur: Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Thursday emerged Rahul Gandhi’s pick as the Chief Minister in Rajasthan, but suspense continued the with state party chief Sachin Pilot putting up his claim strongly as the two leaders had late night meetings with the Congress President. Both Pilot and Gehlot had separate meetings with Gandhi, […]

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