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Vasundhara Raje to go on a Dev Darshan Yatra to revive her political career

BJP leader Vasundhara Raje’s March 8 Dev Darshan Yatra has a multi-dimensional political objective attached to it. Raje will be on this religious tour on her birthday and it is being described as a journey to expose the failure of the Ashok Gehlot government to fulfill the aspirations of the people. Raje is keen to...

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...

Civil polls will be a challenge for Rajasthan Congress

The civic poll for the 90 local bodies of Rajasthan will be a big challenge for the ruling Congress party. The campaigning for the 90 local bodies ended on Tuesday as the elections are due on January 28. The election results are due on January 31. In all, 9,930 candidates are contesting from the 2,985...

Rajasthan Congress eyes victory in upcoming polls for 90 local bodies

The Rajasthan Congress is jubilant after its success in the recent civic poll in 50 local bodies in which the Congress was able to form its governing board in 36 of them. Now, the party is looking forward to similar success in the forthcoming elections in the remaining 90 local bodies of 20 districts. The...

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...

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...

Sachin Pilot receives warm welcome in Ashok Gehlot’s home turf

Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who led a rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, received a tumultuous welcome in Jodhpur on Thursday. On Thursday, Sachin Pilot had gone to Jodhpur, the home town of Ashok Gehlot, to offer condolence to the family of former Union minister Jaswant Singh, who passed away recently. Sachin Pilot reached Jodhpur...

Is Ashok Gehlot marginalising Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan politics?

Prakash Bhandari: The angry young man of the Congress party, Sachin Pilot, is slowly being marginalised by a shrewd Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Sachin Pilot, the former deputy chief minister, who also doubled as the PCC chief, has not been able to get anything after leading a rebellion against Gehlot. The month-long high voltage political...

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...

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...

Rajasthan govt to come up with report card on Oct 2

After a month-long political unrest, the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan will be issuing a report card of the development in the state on October 2—Gandhi Jayanti. The report to be made available to the public will enlist the achievements of the Rajasthan government. It will also contain the targets met by the Rajasthan government...

Ajay Maken meets Congress leaders in Ajmer

AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, Ajay Maken, who has been entrusted to sort out differences in Rajasthan Congress, has resumed his work in the state. Ajay Maken, who is on his second visit to Rajasthan, went to Ajmer. He met the Congress workers of the Ajmer division. Leaders from Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk and Nagaur...