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Rajasthan Congress keen to host AICC national convention

Rajasthan is keen to host the All India Congress Committee’s national convention next year. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during his recent meeting with the party’s interim president, Sonia Gandhi, proposed to hold the national convention of the AICC in the state. It is learnt that Gehlot has proposed that the convention may be held in...

Rajasthan govt bans New Year celebrations in public places

Like Karnataka and several other states, Rajasthan too has banned New Year celebrations in public places like hotels, bars and resorts. To the great disappointment of thousands of revelers, they will have to usher in the New Year in the confines of their homes. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot after a review meeting of the COVID-19...

Ashok Gehlot government completes 2 years in Rajasthan

The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan will be completing two years in office on Thursday. The government has decided to make the two-year celebration a low-key affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ashok Gehlot instructs ministers to visit districts The chief minister has decided to send a group of ministers to various districts from December...

Congress scores over BJP in Rajasthan ULB polls

There were reasons for celebration in the Rajasthan Congress camp after the results of the 50 municipal bodies were declared. In the 12 districts in which the elections were held, the Congress emerged as the clear winner in 14 bodies, while the BJP could win only four. Out of the total of 1775 wards, the...

Bharat Bandh remained peaceful in Rajasthan

Bharat Bandh in Rajasthan remained successful on Tuesday after the ruling Congress extended its support to the farmers’ call for a nationwide strike. Except for stray incidents of clashes between BJP and Congress workers and stone-pelting, the strike remained peaceful. State-owned Rajasthan State Roadways Corporation did not operate its buses causing hardship to passengers....

BJP trying to topple Rajasthan govt, claims Ashok Gehlot

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot caught the BJP on the wrong foot by blaming the saffron party for its continued efforts to topple constitutionally established governments. Having survived the rebellion led by his own deputy Sachin Pilot this summer, Gehlot is doubly-cautious and far more matured person now. But Gehlot well-saddled after...

Rajasthan: Former chief secretary DB Gupta may become CEC

Rajasthan’s former chief secretary DB Gupta, who was unceremoniously removed from his post by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, is likely to be the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). DB Gupta, who was replaced by Rajeeva Swaroop as the chief secretary, was expected to become the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). He applied for the job after...

Rajasthan: Congress govt to face 2 Assembly bypolls

The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan will have to face two bye-elections following the deaths of two of its Congress legislators. After the death of Kailash Chandra Trivedi, the three-time MLA from Sahara in Bhilwara district, food minister Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Meghwal was ailing since May...

Rajasthan bans firecrackers till Dec 31

The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government has extended the ban on the sale and purchase of firecrackers till December 31 this year. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted that the state government was forced to put a ban on firecrackers as a precautionary measure amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said that medical experts have suggested the ban....

Rajasthan: Civic elections in 11 districts on December 11

After attaining success in the elections for the six municipal corporations including that of Jaipur, the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government will now go for civic elections in 11 districts. Thus, the Gehlot government will go for the civic poll along with the elections for the zila parishad and sarpanchs. The Rajasthan Election Commission will hold...

Rajasthan: ML Lather appointed as DGP

Acting DGP and a 1987 batch IPS officer, Mohan Lal Lather, will be the new DGP of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made an announcement in this regard late on Tuesday night. ML Lather was chosen as the DGP after the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) approved a panel of three names. Lather, superseded...

Rajasthan: Will Governor Kalraj Mishra clear the farm bills?

Even though the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government managed to pass the farm bills to counter the recently enacted Central farm laws, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra will scrutinise the bills. The bills passed by the Rajasthan Assembly in all likelihood will be reviewed by the governor, who may withhold it and refer it to the President...