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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.
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 11:11 PM IST
Jaipur/New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
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
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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.
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 11:34 AM IST
New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
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.
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 03:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
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.
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
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.
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
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.”
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:14 AM IST
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.
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi
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.
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 03:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
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.
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami, Jaipur
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.
Published on Oct 12, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Dholpur (Rajasthan) | By Press Trust of India
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.
Published on Oct 08, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nikita Bishnoi
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.
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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.
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 11:04 AM IST
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.
Published on Sep 13, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 02:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra, Jodhpur
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.
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 07:44 AM IST
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.
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
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.
Published on Aug 28, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaisalmer | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaisalmer