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Sachin Saini is Special Correspondent for Rajasthan. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.

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Congress announces 2 more candidates for Rajasthan, leaves Nagaur seat for RLP

This is the second seat which Congress left for its alliance partner. Earlier, the party had left the Sikar seat for a Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate and ex-MLA Amraram

Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan will be held in two phases, on April 19 and 26 (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2024 06:35 PM IST

Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya's switching to BJP, a jolt to Congress in Rajasthan

Congress claims the saffron party is trying to create a perception that the Congress is weak before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Jaipur, Feb 19 (ANI): Congress leader Mahendrajeet Malviya joins Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party's state in-charge Arun Singh and the president of party's state unit, CP Joshi, in Jaipur on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Bhajanlal Sharma-X)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 06:26 PM IST

‘Will ensure that ruling party fulfils its promises’: Rajasthan LoP Tikaram Jully

In an interview with HT, he spoke on a range of matters — from his appointment to managing the House despite being young

Congress leader and Rajasthan leader of opposition Tikaram Jully. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 10:04 AM IST

Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma announces gas cylinder at 450 from January 1

Gas cylinder at ₹450 was one of the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party in its manifesto) released before the assembly elections held last month.

Rajasthan chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma (ANI)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 09:30 PM IST

New Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma's first move: SIT to probe paper leak cases

The Chief Minister said that women safety has been a big issue in the state in the last years.

CM Bhajan lal Sharma addressing the media at CMO late Friday evening.
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 07:12 AM IST

‘Will provide relief to people who suffered under Congress rule’: Rajasthan Dy CM

In the recently held assembly elections, Diya Kumari bagged a landslide victory from her assembly constituency Vidhyadhar Nagar, defeating Congress’ Sitaram Agarwal by over 71,000 votes

Rajasthan deputy chief minister Diya Kumari (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2023 07:45 PM IST

Surprise pick, Bhajan Lal Sharma rose steadily to head Rajasthan

Born into a family of farmers in Atari village in Bharatpur, the 56-year-old Sharma studied in government schools in his home tehsil of Nadbai

With most of his political grounding in Bharatpur, two senior leaders said that Sharma sought a ticket for the 2023 polls from his local assembly constituency, but was asked to contest from the BJP bastion of Sanganer in Jaipur instead. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2023 11:04 AM IST
By, Suresh Foujdar

Schemes fail to break trend as Rajasthan votes out incumbent

The Congress suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party as it won only 69 out of the 199 seats that went to the polls on November 25

Police personnel stand guard outside the Congress office during the counting of votes for the Rajasthan assembly elections, in Jaipur on Sunday (ANI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 08:58 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Poll results in heartland unexpected, will continue working for people: Gehlot

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested power from the Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and retained it in Madhya Pradesh

Rajasthan’s outgoing chief minister Askok Gehlot. (PTI)
Published on Dec 03, 2023 06:36 PM IST

BJP races ahead in Rajasthan, maintains comfortable lead over Congress

Commenting on the trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief CP Joshi said this is the beginning of the defeat of injustice

The counting of votes began at 8am amid tight security arrangements on Sunday. (File photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 11:26 AM IST

Gehlot seeks probe by retired SC judge into BJP’s conspiracies

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the ED and the Income Tax department have conducted over 50 raids in Rajasthan while questioning what happened after that

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 02:06 PM IST

In Sardarpura bastion, Rajasthan CM Gehlot’s clout overrides BJP’s charge

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot is aiming for a sixth term as legislator in the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan.

CM Ashok Gehlot has been an MLA from Sardarpura constituency five times. (Ayush Sharma)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 04:49 AM IST

Poll-bound | The key strategists in Rajasthan's upcoming elections

In the Congress, CM Ashok Gehlot is holding the reins; in the BJP, while the high command proposes, on-ground leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore disposes

BJP leader Rajyavardhan Rathore's and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (left)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Rajasthan election: The sway of religion in battleground Pokhran

With crucial Rajasthan polls less than 20 days away, on ground at Pokhran, the conversation is not around nationalism, but a communal cleavage among residents.

The Pokharan assembly constituency itself only came into existence in 2008 after a delimitation exercise. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 03:17 PM IST
By, Pokhran (jaisalmer)

Rajasthan polls: In Osian, it is direct contest between Congress and BJP

The Osian constituency, with around 260,000 voters, is dominated by two communities– the Jat and the Rajput. A rough estimation of caste equation – 60,000 Jat, 40,000 Rajput, Bishnoi 20,000, Mali, 22,000, and SC/ST, around 40,000

Rajasthan will go to the assembly polls in a single-phase voting on November 25 and the counting of votes will be on December 3 (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 02:23 PM IST

Rajasthan polls: Congress releases 6th list, leaves Bharatpur for RLD

The Congress has denied a ticket to chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s loyalist and minister Mahesh Joshi from Hawa Mahal constituency.

Of the 200-assembly constituency, the Congress so far has announced 179 names for the November 25 polls (Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 11:04 AM IST

Rajasthan election: Congress releases 4th list of candidates, denies ticket to 8 sitting MLAs

The Congress on Tuesday released its fourth list of 56 candidates for the Rajasthan assembly elections, dropping eight sitting legislators.

HT Image
Published on Oct 31, 2023 11:46 PM IST
By, Jaipur

Rajasthan polls: Law on old pension, free laptops among five new Cong guarantees

Addressing a press conference in Jaipur, Gehlot said that they will introduce a law to ensure that a new government is not able to roll back OPS.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that the Congress will also provide free laptops or tablets to first-year students of government colleges (PTI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 07:47 PM IST
By, Jaipur

ED raids Congress Rajasthan chief, sends notice to CM’s son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid on the home of Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasara and issued a notice to Vaibhav Gehlot, son of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, sparking a political row in the state ahead of the upcoming elections. The Congress alleged that the central agencies were acting at the behest of the BJP, while the BJP argued that the raids were justified. Rajasthan goes to the polls on November 25.

HT Image
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 05:30 AM IST
By, Jaipur/new Delhi

Weeks before Rajasthan election, ED raids state Congress chief’s premises

The raids came three days after chief minister Ashok Gehlot accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre of misusing the ED to harass the ruling Congress in Rajasthan

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot this week said “non-stop” ED raids were the proof of the Congress winning the Rajasthan election. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 11:30 AM IST

Congress promises LPG at 500, 10k to woman head of family if voted to power

Ahead of the state polls scheduled for November 25, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Ardawata village of Jhunjhunu district, said that the promises and schemes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre are “hollow”

Congress launched the Grah Laxmi Guarantee in Rajasthan (Twitter/@ashokgehlot51)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 06:50 PM IST

Rajasthan polls: Former chief secy, 35 MLAs inCong’s second list of 43 candidates

The second list of the Congress, which is aiming to retain power in the desert state, came a day after the ruling party announced its first list of 33 candidates

The Congress fielded chief minister Ashok Gehlot in its first list (PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 05:24 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Gehlot aims to counter BJP’s Hindutva plank

To counter BJP's Hindutva plank, the Congress govt has allocated ₹3000 cr for bovine welfare, increased honorarium for priests, and spent on temple development

HT Image
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Congress hopes old pension plan may bolster prospects in Rajasthan elections

The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan is hopeful that the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme will help the party ‘s cause in the coming state elections, just as it did in Himachal Pradesh late last year, Congress leaders said.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2023 07:08 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Rajasthan election 2023: Congress looks to buck the trend; BJP eyes power

Rajasthan has seen 11 elections in last five decades, with the incumbent government managing to win just twice, in 1985 and 1993

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 02:02 AM IST

Rajasthan polls: Congress, BJP look to break the trend, set new precedent

The incumbent Congress aims to win the state and break the three-decade old trend of power being shared between Congress and BJP alternately

The counting of votes will take place on December 3. (Representative file image)
Published on Oct 09, 2023 02:17 PM IST

CM announces caste survey across Rajasthan ahead of elections

The order was issued by the department of social justice and empowerment after the state cabinet approved it.

Ashok Gehlot (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 08, 2023 07:28 AM IST

Rajasthan CM has faith that Modi will take care of things: PM takes swipe at Gehlot

PM Modi was in Jodhpur for a public meeting in Ravan ka Chabutra ground to inaugurate several projects worth ₹5,000 crore

This was PM Modi’s third visit to Rajasthan in the last 11 days. (ANI photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 05:19 PM IST

Age bar, refunds: Rajasthan panel's likely steps to stem Kota suicides

The 15-member panel was set up by the Rajasthan government on August 17 against the backdrop of mounting outrage over student suicides in Kota.

Career Point coaching institute for iit jee, aieee, aipmt, state pmt, rpmt and mppmt entrance preparation, Kota Coaching,(File)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:09 AM IST

NTCA approves expansion of three tiger reserves in Rajasthan: Official

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has approved the proposal, and now approximate 1,900 sq km of protected area will add to these reserves as buffer

The big cat population in Rajasthan has reached around 120. (PTI file image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 04:50 PM IST
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