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Sachin: The Pilot who helped drive Congress to victory in Rajasthan

The 41-year-old Stephanian, as those from Delhi’s elite St Stephen’s College are sometimes called, and Wharton MBA graduate had made a vow in 2014 when the party lost in the Lok Sabha elections to not wear a turban he so loved till the Congress returns to power.
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin PIlot at a press conference, in Jaipur on December 11.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)
Rajasthan Congress president Sachin PIlot at a press conference, in Jaipur on December 11.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 11:11 PM IST
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Jaipur/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘Kamdar’ in fight against ‘naamdar’ this election: PM Modi in Rajasthan

Driving home the difference between himself and the Congress leader, who he has often referred to as ‘naamdar’ (dynast), he said he was like the people and was not born with a golden spoon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in support of BJP candidates in Nizamabad on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in support of BJP candidates in Nizamabad on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Nagaur | By Press Trust of India

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Groundswell of emotion is in favour of Congress, says Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot, a two-time member of Parliament from Dausa and Ajmer, is confident that the party will win a resounding mandate in the upcoming assembly elections.
State congress president Sachin Pilot.(File photo)
State congress president Sachin Pilot.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: PM Modi to hold multiple rallies to give BJP a boost

Ahead of Rajasthan assembly elections 2018, the opinion polls predicted a tough time for the BJP in the state. To help the BJP stake claim for second consecutive term, PM Modi will be addressing a dozen election meeting in the state before December 7 Assembly polls.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 11:34 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

BJP MLA files Jaipur’s first nomination for Rajasthan assembly polls after chanting Ganesh mantra

In the office of returning officer Jagat Rajeshwar, BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari began chanting a mantra before the idol of Lord Ganesh on his son Akhilesh’s mobile phone around 1.35am and submitted his papers soon after.
MLA and former BJP minister Ghanshyam Tiwari makes victory sign during filing of nomination for Rajasthan assembly polls, in Jaipur, on Monday, 12 November 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
MLA and former BJP minister Ghanshyam Tiwari makes victory sign during filing of nomination for Rajasthan assembly polls, in Jaipur, on Monday, 12 November 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma

Civil society outfits in poll-bound Rajasthan submit people’s demands to political parties

The 32 demands submitted by civil society organisations in poll-bound Rajasthan relate to ration, labour, unorganised labourers, Dalits, saharias, semi-nomadic tribes, education, land, agriculture, mining, child rights, transgender community, employment guarantee, women’s right, disabled, youth, and so on.
More than 100 organisations and about 1500 people took part in Jan Manch programme in Jaipur on October 30, 2018. They took a pledge that they will not vote based on caste and religion and will not be lured by parties.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
More than 100 organisations and about 1500 people took part in Jan Manch programme in Jaipur on October 30, 2018. They took a pledge that they will not vote based on caste and religion and will not be lured by parties.(Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Caste groups demand their share as BJP, Cong finalise Rajasthan poll lists

Ahead of the December 7 Rajasthan assembly election, at least six caste groups have held meetings or press meets to demand candidates from their community get due consideration from both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
Leaders of various caste groups have been demanding that the BJP and the Congress give them adequate tickets for the December 7 Rajasthan assembly elections (File photo)(HT Photo)
Leaders of various caste groups have been demanding that the BJP and the Congress give them adequate tickets for the December 7 Rajasthan assembly elections (File photo)(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami

Independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal floats new party, calls for third front government in Rajasthan

Reacting to Beniwal’s third front, Rajasthan BJP spokesperson Mukesh Pareek said, “Earlier too many people in the state tried to form a third front based on castes and small parties, but they have not succeeded. It is for sure that third front will not succeed. There will be only two parties in Rajasthan and no other party can survive here.”
Independent MLA and Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal (wearing a garland) along with other party leaders at Kisan Hunkar Rally in Jaipur on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT photo)
Independent MLA and Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal (wearing a garland) along with other party leaders at Kisan Hunkar Rally in Jaipur on Monday, October 29, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:14 AM IST
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Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

No woman MLA on 8 seats in Rajasthan’s Hadoti region since 1952

Giving reasons for fewer women being elected MLAs in Rajasthan’s Hadoti region, former Ladpura MLA Poonam Goyal said that political parties only do lip service of giving tickets to women but actually do not give tickets to them.
Women MLA's in Rajasthan Assembly. There are eight assembly constituencies in the state’s Hadoti region from where no woman has been elected as legislator since Independence.(HT File Photo)
Women MLA's in Rajasthan Assembly. There are eight assembly constituencies in the state’s Hadoti region from where no woman has been elected as legislator since Independence.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi

Congress may dent BJP’s Rajput base with Manvendra Singh’s entry

Manvendra Singh’s departure from BJP has created new poll equations in Marwar politics, giving Congress an upper hand, say analysts. Manvendra is keen on contesting the Lok sabha election from the Barmer-Jaisalmer seat.
Analysts say Manvendra Singh’s entry will give the Congress a hold among the Rajput community that has generally stayed away from it.(HT Photo)
Analysts say Manvendra Singh’s entry will give the Congress a hold among the Rajput community that has generally stayed away from it.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 03:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Congress president Rahul Gandhi takes on CM Raje on her home turf

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s tour of remote corners of Dholpur has left the party leaders upbeat, many of whom say a big political show in CM Vasundhara Raje’s backyard has given the workers “moral strength” to take on the chief minister and her party after the massive defeat in the 2013 assembly elections, when the BJP won 163 of the 200 assembly seats.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks at the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) National Executive in Jaipur.(PTI File)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks at the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) National Executive in Jaipur.(PTI File)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami, Jaipur

2018 assembly election belongs to women, says Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje said that women will ‘bring the BJP back to power’ in the state. The state goes to poll on December 7.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar at Nari Shakti Sammelan in Jaipur on Thursday, October 12, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar at Nari Shakti Sammelan in Jaipur on Thursday, October 12, 2018.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Jaipur

Demonetisation and GST destroyed economy, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Rajasthan

Addressing a rally in Dholpur’s Mania area, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared during elections that he wanted to be a ‘chowkidar’ but never clarified who he wanted to guard. The Congress president alleged that he benefited 15-20 industrialists of the country instead of farmers.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10.(Credit: ANI/Twitter)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10.(Credit: ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Dholpur (Rajasthan) | By Press Trust of India

Student wings of political parties gearing up to woo young voters in Rajasthan

With the schedule for assembly elections in Rajasthan announced, student wings of Congress and BJP are gearing up to woo the young voters in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during a public meeting in Ajmer, Saturday, Oct 6, 2018. Rajasthan goes to poll on December 7.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during a public meeting in Ajmer, Saturday, Oct 6, 2018. Rajasthan goes to poll on December 7.(PTI)
Published on Oct 08, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi to hold roadshow, rally in poll-bound Rajasthan on October 9-10

Rahul Gandhi will cover Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts, travelling over 250 km, during the road show on October 9. He will address a big meeting in Bikaner the next day.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold a road show and address a few public meetings on October 9 and 10 in Rajasthan where assembly elections are due at the end of the year.(PTI File l)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold a road show and address a few public meetings on October 9 and 10 in Rajasthan where assembly elections are due at the end of the year.(PTI File l)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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BJP president Amit Shah asks lieutenants to report on poll prospects in Rajasthan

BJP leaders said party president Amit Shah is keeping a close watch on Rajasthan where the saffron party is facing a tough challenge to retain power.
BJP president Amit Shah held a meeting with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and senior party members at the party office during his recent visit to Jaipur.(HT Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah held a meeting with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and senior party members at the party office during his recent visit to Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Not political loyalty, personality and money matter in Rajasthan’s Behror assembly constituency

BJP’s Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav is the sitting MLA from Rajasthan’s Behror assembly constituency and wants to field his son in the next state elections.
Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav of the BJP is the sitting MLA from Behror assembly constituency of Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav of the BJP is the sitting MLA from Behror assembly constituency of Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Alwar | By Devendra Bhardwaj, Alwar

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: BJP harps on development in ex-CM Ashok Gehlot’s bastion Sadarpura

Ashok Gehlot, who is the general secretary of All India Congress Committee and was the chief minister of Rajasthan twice, is the MLA from Sadarpura assembly constituency and could possibly be the party’s CM candidate in the upcoming assembly elections as well.
Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader is the sitting MLA from Sadarpura assembly constituency.(HT File Photo)
Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader is the sitting MLA from Sadarpura assembly constituency.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 02:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra, Jodhpur

Ahead of assembly elections in Rajasthan, Pachpadra now a political epicentre in Marwar

The BJP and Congress have already held rallies in the town and the Rajput community is to organise one on September 22. Political observers believe that the rallies will decide the mood of the voters in the Marwar region.
File photo of the foundation laying ceremony of the oil refinery at Pachpadra, Rajasthan. The BJP and the Congress held rallies in the town in early September, 2018, as the state gears up for assembly elections.(HT File Photo)
File photo of the foundation laying ceremony of the oil refinery at Pachpadra, Rajasthan. The BJP and the Congress held rallies in the town in early September, 2018, as the state gears up for assembly elections.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani

Eyes on state polls, Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot promises monthly allowance to unemployed youth

Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said details of educated unemployed will be gathered and after forming the government and the party will include this in the election manifesto.
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot during the 'Sarpanch and Panchayatraj Representative Mahasammelan' in Jaipur, Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee President Sachin Pilot during the 'Sarpanch and Panchayatraj Representative Mahasammelan' in Jaipur, Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 02:40 PM IST
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Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur

CM Raje’s Gaurav yatra raises hopes on old issues, BJP upbeat on poll gain

Raje’s Gaurav Yatra might have been in news for the protests staged in Jodhpur division, but the yatra has also given an opportunity to the rural folks to be heard and get their issues addressed.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Women Shakti Conference in 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra', in Jaisalmer on Friday, Aug 24, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during Women Shakti Conference in 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra', in Jaisalmer on Friday, Aug 24, 2018.(PTI)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaisalmer | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaisalmer
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