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Opposition grills Gehlot government in Assembly on phone tapping

Rajasthan minister Shanti Dhariwal on Wednesday said that the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government would resign if it is proved that the government tapped the telephones of the peoples’ representatives. He said the Gehlot government does not indulge in shoddy work like tapping the phones of elected representatives. Dhariwal said in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat...

Vasundhara Raje adopts ‘Ekla Chalo’ stance

The two-day birthday bash of the former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is being described as a pressure tactic adopted by her to assert her supremacy as the tallest leader of the state. Vasundhara Raje tried to silence her detractors who dubbed her Dev Darshan Yatra as a political gimmick. But the supporters of Vasundhara, which...

JP Nadda asks BJP’s Rajasthan unit to strengthen party cadre

BJP national president JP Nadda on Tuesday advised the party’s Rajasthan leadership to strengthen the cadre and do self-analysis. Nadda said some leaders have tendencies to go it alone and do not believe in taking others along with them. He said such leaders will never be able to enjoy the confidence of the party’s cadre...

Rajasthan Congress forms governing boards in 48 local bodies

The ruling Rajasthan Congress emerged with flying colours winning the second phase of the civic polls and managing to form its governing board in 48 local bodies. The BJP was successful in forming its own board in 37 local bodies. Elections were held in 90 local bodies of 20 districts. NCP, RLP were successful in...

Is Vasundhara Raje returning to active politics?

Following the meeting between Union home minister Amit Shah and Rajasthan’s former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, speculations are rife that the latter is likely to play a key role in the BJP’s organisational set-up in the coming months. Raje, apparently, seems to have won the confidence of Amit Shah during the meeting between the two...

‘Ghar wapsi’ for Ghanshyam Tiwari as he returns to BJP in Rajasthan

It was like ‘ghar wapsi’ for veteran politician Ghanshyam Tiwari. The six-time BJP legislator and a former minister, Tiwari, who deserted BJP and joined Congress following a rift with former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje returned to the saffron party on Saturday. Tiwari, who once used to be the Brahmin face of the BJP, was re-inducted...

BJP rules the roost in Rajasthan local body polls

The Congress suffered a rude jolt in the panchayat elections as the BJP took lead over the ruling party. In the elections held in 21 out of the 33 districts, the BJP won 353 of the zila parishad seats, The Congress could win 252 seats for the zila parishad, the CPI(M) two, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party...

Rajasthan Congress extends support to Bharat Bandh call of farmers

Following the Congress high command’s diktat, the Rajasthan Congress will also support the nationwide strike called by the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre. Barring essential services, all other institutions and offices will remain closed in support of the Bharat Bandh. All the agriculture mandis will remain closed in...

Congress manages to win mayoral election in Om Birla’s bastion

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla suffered a rude jolt when the BJP failed to win the mayoral election in Kota South. In the municipal elections for the two corporations in the education city, the Congress won a majority in Kota North. However, in Kota South, there was a tie between the Congress and the BJP...

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...

Is Vasundhara Raje still the strongest leader for BJP in Rajasthan?

Prakash Bhandari: The re-nomination of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as the national president of the BJP has silenced all her detractors. After a long layoff of several months, Vasundhara Raje suddenly became active during the recent political crisis in Congress. But Vasundhara Raje did not comment on the rebellion led by Sachin Pilot against...

Will Ghanshyam Tiwari return to Rajasthan BJP?

Efforts are on to bring back former BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari into the party’s fold again. A senior leader Ghanshyam Tiwari quit the BJP in 2018 over difference with former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Tiwari became a rebel when he was not included in the Cabinet by Vasundhara when the party came in power in...