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Rajasthan DGP seeks voluntary retirement

Rajasthan director general of police (DGP) Dr Bhupendra Singh Yadav’s decision seeking voluntary retirement from service has created ripples in the state’s power corridor. Notably, the top cop’s tenure was supposed to end on June 30, 2021. However, the Rajasthan DGP has sought retirement from the top cop’s position after November 30. He has routed...

Rajasthan: No breakthrough in Pilot-Maken meeting

Rajasthan Congress MLA Sachin Pilot is making persistent efforts to substantiate his claims against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The differences between the two had resulted in a 32-day rebellion that brought the Ashok Gehlot government on the brink of collapse. Pilot, who along with 19 other rebel supporters returned to the party’s fold after...

Gujjars demand 10% reservation

Gujjars, one of the components of the most backward classes (MBCs) have demanded 10 percent reservation for the community. Gujjars have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the community should be given reservation similar to the 10 per cent quota granted to the economically weaker section (EWS). Demand raised after Pilot’sletter After former deputy chief...

Rajasthan govt adopts austerity measures to counter financial crisis

With the coronavirus pandemic resulting in a major economic crisis, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced austerity measures. The Rajasthan government has ordered the bureaucracy to cut down administrative expenditure by 30 per cent. The Rajasthan government is already facing difficulties in revenue collection amid the pandemic. It is in a tight financial situation...

Ashok Gehlot reviews COVID-19 situation in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday held a marathon meeting with district collectors to review the COVID-19 situation in the state. The meeting of Ashok Gehlot comes at a time when the coronavirus has spread its tentacles across Rajasthan. Notably, both coronavirus cases and deaths are rising steadily in the state. During the four-hour-long...

Sachin Pilot certainly not “nikamma” & “nakara”

Action speaks louder than words for Sachin Pilot under whose leadership Rajasthan got praise and accolades for successful implementation of MGNREGA Prakash Bhandari: During the recent month-long rebellion by Sachin Pilot, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot described his deputy as “nikamma” (useless) and “nakara” (worthless). But, the fact remains that Sachin Pilot, who was...

Rajasthan: Post of CIC vacant since 16 months

The constitutional post of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) is lying vacant in Rajasthan for the past 16 months. The crucial post is lying vacant due to the apathy of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government. The responsibilities of the position are being handled by a journalist Ashutosh Sharma. Notably, Sharma was nominated as a member of...

Rajasthan: Under pressure, govt allows opening of religious places

Under pressure from religious bodies in the state, the Rajasthan government has permitted the opening of various temples and shrines in Rajasthan from September 7 onwards. These religious places were closed since the imposition of the lockdown in March due to COVID-19 pandemic. Though the coronavirus situation in Rajasthan has worsened with an average of...

Ajay Maken to visit Jaipur, changes in PCC likely

The newly appointed AICC general secretary for Rajasthan, Ajay Maken, is likely to come to Jaipur this week. Ajay Maken is expected to discuss the various issues related to Rajasthan Congress during his visit. Maken, who replaced Avinash Pandey as the general secretary, would meet the various party functionaries at the district level. The first...

Ajay Maken hopes to resolve Rajasthan crisis in 3 months

Ajay Maken, who was appointed as the AICC general secretary of Rajasthan, has taken over his charge in New Delhi. Ajay Maken has expressed hope that the crisis in the state will be resolved within the next 2-3 months. Maken was greeted by Sachin Pilot at the AICC office in Delhi when he took over...

Sachin Pilot in Delhi to raise his grievances before committee

It seems Sachin Pilot, who led the rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, has become successful in convincing the Congress high command that the grievances of his and his supporter MLAs need to be addressed. When Sonia Gandhi announced a three-member committee to hear the grievances of Sachin Pilot, many thought it to be another...

Is Avinash Pandey’s replacement with Ajay Maken first political victory of Sachin Pilot?

In what is being hailed as the first political victory of Sachin Pilot, the Congress high command has replaced Avinash Pandey with Ajay Maken as AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot is being seen as the reason behind the swift ouster of Avinash Pandey. Notably, Ajay Maken is a Rahul Gandhi loyalist who...