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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
Jaipur/New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan 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
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

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
Jaipur | By

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
Hindustan Times, Kota | ByAabshar H Quazi
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