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View: Stop the Left turn. Congress needs to woo the

By Sanjay Jha During the recent internal fracas within the Congress in Rajasthan, one particular diatribe of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot stood out. Sounding terribly piqued, Gehlot pounced on his 42-year-old erstwhile deputy Sachin Pilot: “Being merely good-looking, speaking English and giving soundbytes is not everything in politics”. It was a lowbrow attack, but it […]Read More

Congress appoints Ajay Maken as general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan

The Congress on Sunday appointed senior party leader Ajay Maken as the new general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan, replacing Avinash Pande. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also set up a three-member committee to resolve the issues raised by party rebels in Rajasthan. Senior party leader Ahmed Patel, Ajay Maken and general secretary organisation KC Venugopal have […]Read More

Forget and forgive, Ashok Gehlot tells upset MLAs; loyalists shift

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said resentment among the Congress MLAs is “natural” after the return of dissident legislators to the party-fold but asked them to forgive, forget and move on. But with just two days to go before the assembly session, the party is taking no chances, deciding to keep them together […]Read More

Not made any demands, will do whatever party asks me:

Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said he has not made any demands with the party and issues raised by him with the party’s central leadership concerning governance in Rajasthan and importance of party workers were being worked on. Pilot, whose differences with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot led to a political crisis in Rajasthan, […]Read More

Ashok Gehlot operated with Trojans in Sachin Pilot camp and

New Delhi: “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win,” Sun Tzu had said in the Art of War. That’s how Sachin Pilot’s ‘grand revolt’ ended though some tame efforts were made to give a ‘win-win’ spin to a visible surrender. Chief […]Read More

Rajasthan approves 5% reservation for more backward classes in state’s

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has approved five per cent reservation to the ‘more backward classes’, including Gurjars, in the state judicial service, according to a statement. The government has amended the Rajasthan Judicial Service Rules, 2010, through the state cabinet on the initiative by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to provide five per cent reservation in […]Read More

Deadlock ends, Rajasthan Assembly session from August 14

JAIPUR: The deadlock over convening the Rajasthan Assembly ended Wednesday with Governor Kalraj Mishra agreeing to call a session from August 14. The Raj Bhawan announcement came a couple of hours after the Ashok Gehlot Cabinet sent a fourth proposal to the Governor for summoning the Rajasthan Assembly, mentioning August 14 as the new date. […]Read More

ED summons Rajasthan CM’s brother for questioning in PMLA case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Agrasain Gehlot, brother of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, to join the ongoing probe in a fertilizer scam. Agrasain has been asked to appear before the agency on Wednesday. The agency had carried out raids last week including premises of Agrasain Gehlot. The agency last week carried […]Read More

BSP whip to MLAs: Priyanka Gandhi says it is clean

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday took a veiled dig at the BSP, alleging that the whip issued by it to its MLAs in Rajasthan is a clean chit to those who “murdered” democracy and the Constitution. The BSP on Sunday issued a whip to six MLAs, who had left the party to […]Read More