"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.
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.
According to reports, the two met while pursuing higher education at Wharton School of University in Pennsylvania, US.
R'than crisis: CLP meet cancelled as 90 MLAs threaten to resign, want new face as CM instead of Sachin Pilot
Congress leaders who are protesting over the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate have alleged that they were not allowed to go to the Congress headquarters at 24 Akbar Road here and many MPs claim that they were not even permitted to leave their house.
New Delhi: Hectic parleys were on at Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s residence on Thursday to choose the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where the party dislodged the BJP from power in the Assembly elections. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were also present during the consultations when party leader […]
Jaipur: Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot appears to have pipped Sachin Pilot in the race for Chief Minister in Rajasthan. The name of 67-year-old Gehlot, a two-time Chief Minister, will be announced by the party in Delhi on Thursday evening after Congress President Rahul Gandhi completes discussions with senior party leaders, party sources said. Gehlot […]
Jaipur: Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday termed it as wrong to question the IAF’s bravery but added that it was equally wrong to politicize the IAF bombing of the terrorist camp in Pakistan. Pilot told the media here: “Indian Army, Navy and Air Force reflect and symbolize the honour and esteem of […]
Jaipur: With uncertainty looming over Rahul Gandhi continuing as Congress President, there is speculation that Sachin Pilot too may quit as Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress chief along with his team of MLAs, in case Gandhi quits his post. Party sources say Rahul Gandhi was instrumental in making Pilot as the state Congress chief […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jaipur: Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday took an apparent dig at his own government on the ‘number game politics’ over the death of children in Kota’s JK Lon hospital, and said accountability should be fixed for the deaths of innocent children. “Either administration, medicos, or government… someone needs to be held accountable […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president and former MP, Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday courted controversy by blaming AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for the political crisis in Rajasthan. The former Congress MP said that the one who is leading the party is to be blamed for the present situation of Congress as the responsibility […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the Rajasthan High Court to pronounce order on plea of 19 dissident Congress MLAs, including sacked deputy CM Sachin Pilot, against the Assembly Speaker’s notice for initiating disqualification proceedings against them, but said that it would be subject to the outcome of the petition before the top court. […]