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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Jaipur

Power hungry Modi behind BJP big spend: Anand Sharma

 Union minister Anand Sharma on Friday launched a scathing attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him arrogant.
“Modi is arrogant and has hatred written on his face. His thoughts and words do not reflect politeness. His only aim is to grab power at any cost,” alleged Sharma

Mayawati sets out to woo Rajasthan

Hitting at both the prominent political parties BJP and Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said, “It is because of these two parties and their policies that people have to bear the brunt of inflation and corruption.”

Batting on a sticky wicket but Sachin Pilot sure of hitting a six

Sachin Pilot has been given the responsibility to steer Congress ship in a stormy weather

Politicians hide social media accounts from election panel

Politicians are making maximum use of social media and online platforms to contact the masses, especially the voters, but majority of them shy away when it comes to disclosing those accounts to the Election Commission.

Situation has changed after assembly polls: Sachin Pilot

Sachin pilot says things have changed post assembly polls and Congress will do well in the state. Excerpts from the interview.  

Not scrapping people friendly-schemes: Vasundhara Raje

Denying accusation of scrapping people-friendly schemes, levelled by former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, incumbent chief minister Vasundhra Raje has said her government is not stalling such schemes but “reviewing for making them more effective and beneficial” for all the eligible people of the state.

Sanwar Lal Jat expects to ride on Narendra Modi ‘wave’ in country

While Congress is playing the development card, BJP is riding on the Narendra Modi wave and banking on the historic majority of the party in the state assembly.

Rajasthan sought solar power but got ‘daamad’ power: Modi

 A day after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi for alleged involvement in Snoopgate, Modi took aim at the Gandhis. Referring to Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, Modi said that while Gujarat had become a hub of solar power, Rajasthan had become a centre of “son-in-law power.”

Congress shaky in Nagaur after assembly debacle

Nagaur has always been a Congress bastion. The party has won 11 out of 15 Lok Sabha elections from here. But results of the recently concluded assembly elections have shown that Nagaur could be breached. Congress could not win a single seat in Nagaur region during the assembly polls.
Not a very pleasant going for Cong’s Jyoti Mirdha, the party’s candidate for Lok Sabha elections and sitting MP. 

Tonk octogenarian loses deposit but not heart

Eighty-seven-year-old Maulana Wajid Ali Khan, the oldest contestant in Rajasthan, has once again thrown his gauntlet at other candidates much younger to him. Khan has made a record of sorts. Since 1970, he has been standing in elections  but never managed to save his security deposits leave alone winning a seat.  Nonetheless he is hopeful that he would win an election one-day.

BJP hesitant to take action against Manvendra Singh

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) did not wait even to serve a show cause notice to former Union minister Jaswant Singh and expelled him from party within hours of his refusal to withdraw his nomination as an independent from Barmer.

BJP revs up battle for Barmer to counter Jaswant

At a time the BJP is hoping to win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the Barmer parliamentary constituency has become a prestige issue for Bharatiya Janata Party and chief minister Vasundhara Raje after Jaswant Singh decided to fight the polls as an independent.

Rahul and Modi to raise poll fever pitch in Barmer

The poll fever in Barmer Lok Sabha constituency is likely to reach its high with the arrival of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, the star campaigners of Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) respectively.

Army fences off land disputed with Jaswant Singh's son

The army has fenced off a piece of disputed land that belongs to Sheo MLA Manvendra Singh, son of former Union minister Jaswant Singh.

Infighting in BJP comes to the fore during Vasundhara Raje’s visit

Factionalism and infighting in the BJP unit kept on emerging during chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s campaign here.
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