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Bypolls in Rajasthan tomorrow amid COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the country, the Election Commission is going ahead with bye-elections for vacant Assembly seats across several states including in Rajasthan. Notably, the Rajasthan government has imposed a weekend curfew from Friday, whereas the bye-elections are scheduled on Saturday. The bye-elections will...

Will Congress field Vaibhav Gehlot in Rajasthan bypolls?

The bye-election for the four vacant Vidhan Sabha seats in Rajasthan is likely to witness a number of aspirants from both the Congress and the BJP seeking a party ticket. The elections are due in Sahara, Sujangarh, Rajsamand and Vallabhnagar. Barring Sujangarh—a seat that was won by the Congress, all other seats are general category...

Acharya Pramod Krishnam’s tweet rakes up controversy in Rajasthan Congress

A close aide of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, has objected to Sachin Pilot being asked to leave the dais during the recently held Kisan Mahapanchayat in Rajasthan’s Rupangarh amid the presence of Rahul Gandhi. Krishnam on Sunday tweeted in this regard—a development that has once against exposed the internal rift and power...

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...

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...

Congress forms governing boards in 36 out of 50 local bodies in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Congress after its drubbing at the hands of the BJP in the recent panchayat poll salvaged the situation with a better show in the civic poll. The Congress managed to form its governing boards in 36 out of the 50 local bodies. The BJP managed to have its chairman in 12 local bodies,...

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...

Sachin Pilot sends legal notice to Rajasthan Congress MLA

The power crisis in the Rajasthan Congress is continuing with allegations and counter-allegations. It is learnt that the former deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who led the rebellion in July-August this year against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, has sent a legal notice to a Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga. Allegation against Sachin Pilot Malinga has...

‘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...

Ahmed Patel’s death major loss for Sachin Pilot

The death of veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel seems to be a major loss for Congress leader Sachin Pilot. Ahmed Patel was the troubleshooter for the Congress when Sachin Pilot started a rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. His intervention saw the return of the 22 rebels to the Congress party. The rebellion in Rajasthan...

Congress uneasy over reports of AIMIM’s entry in Rajasthan

Prakash Bhandari: There is a growing uneasiness in the Congress camp on reports that Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is trying to have its footprint in Rajasthan. The Asaduddin Owaisi-led party, which was confined to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is jubilant after its electoral success in Bihar where it managed to win five...