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Will Modi’s show of ‘affection’ hamper Gehlot’s prospects in Rajasthan?

Political Correspondent, Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the virtual inauguration of several projects in the state recently. This open display of affection has not escaped the attention of political observers. More than the camaraderie itself, it is the timing of such a show that has triggered...

Can Sidhu’s ‘treachery’ clip Sachin Pilot’s wings in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is not Punjab, nor is Sachin Pilot another Navjyot Singh Sidhu. So, parallels cannot be drawn between the two Political Correspondent, Jaipur: When Navjot Singh Sidhu scripted the exit of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, speculations ran rife of Rajasthan seeing change in leadership and of the old guard handing over the baton to...

Sachin Pilot slams Centre over rising inflation in India

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the growing inflation in the country. The Rajasthan MLA accused the Centre of not taking sufficient measures to arrest the rise in prices of goods and services affecting people. Notably, the Rajasthan Congress is holding protests against the Centre from July 7 to 17 over...

Respite for Gehlot as Sachin Pilot returns empty-handed from Delhi

Congress MLA Sachin Pilot, who unsuccessfully led a rebellion against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot last year, has returned to Jaipur empty-handed after spending a week in Delhi and Haridwar. Pilot for a long time is seeking the rehabilitation of the dissident group, but has failed in his endeavours, with Gehlot not expanding the Cabinet....

Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs who joined Congress now demand Cabinet berths

Six legislators of Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha, who officially joined the Congress and are supporting the Ashok Gehlot government, are now demanding their pound of flesh. The six legislators, who were originally elected on a BSP ticket, merged into Congress. In the official record, they are now Congress legislators. The merger, however, has been challenged by...

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot may expand Cabinet this week

Due to the growing political pressure being exerted by the rebels led by Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to expand his Cabinet this week. Pilot, who is camping in Delhi and in touch with Priyanka Gandhi, has been insisting that the MLAs who sided with him during last year’s rebellion should...

Amid speculations, Sachin Pilot says “not joining BJP”

Former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot will hold talks with AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on the current political crisis in Rajasthan Congress. Pilot has denied the speculation that he was joining the BJP. The Congress leader said he never had any conversation with BJP leader Rita Bahuguna on the issue of joining...

After Jitin Prasada’s exit, Sachin Pilot again raising his voice for rehabilitation of rebels

Ten months after leading a rebellion along with 19 dissident MLAs, Sachin Pilot has once again raised his voice. Pilot was waiting for the lockdown in the state to end to demand the rehabilitation of his group. Notably, the development comes at a time when former Union minister and a close aide of Rahul Gandhi,...

Mohan Prakash is Ashok Gehlot’s choice for Gujarat Congress

Rajasthan’s former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has expressed his inability to take charge as the AICC general secretary in-charge for Gujarat. The position of the party’s general secretary for Gujarat fell vacant due to the untimely demise of Rajiv Satav of Maharashtra. After the inability expressed by Pilot to take up the responsibility of...

Congress leader Sachin Pilot criticises Centre for double standard on vaccine pricing

Congress leader Sachin Pilot has hit out at the Union government for its double standards over the pricing of COVID vaccine and has objected to different rates for the same jab. Pilot said while the whole country is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, the life-saving vaccines are differently priced. He said the Union government is...

Rajasthan: Congress trying to diffuse growing tension between Ashok Gehlot & Sachin Pilot

In a bid to put an end to the differences between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress MLA Sachin Pilot, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) made them fly together in a helicopter. It was done at the behest of the AICC general secretary, Ajay Maken, who is trying to resolve the issues between...

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...