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File photo: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Opposition, experts rue lack of question hour in Rajasthan Assembly

By Sachin Saini | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:11 AM IST
The government and the Assembly management said the question and zero hours were disallowed in view of the coronavirus pandemic.  
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Sachin Pilot speaking in Rajasthan assembly on August 14, 2020. (ANI Photo)
Sachin Pilot speaking in Rajasthan assembly on August 14, 2020. (ANI Photo)

‘Will be shield, club, spear for party’: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan assembly

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Reiterating his commitment to the party, Sachin Pilot said all of them are present in the assembly and stand united.
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Former Rajasthan chief minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje at the state Assembly as the special session began.(HT Photo)
Former Rajasthan chief minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje at the state Assembly as the special session began.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly session convenes, proposal for trust vote tabled

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:37 PM IST
The Gehlot government has already indicated that it is keen on a floor test despite the truce because the party thinks it is the perfect way to send across a message of unity.
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Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur

Convene the Rajasthan Assembly | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The governor must not overstep his mandate
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with State Governor Kalraj Mishra(PTI File)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with State Governor Kalraj Mishra(PTI File)

Rajasthan Governor summons House session, puts in 3 conditions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The condition is part of three suggestions the Governor has made while returning Ashok Gehlot Cabinet’s recommendation that he should call a session of the Vidhan Sabha.
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The SMS hospital, Jaipur(HT File)
The SMS hospital, Jaipur(HT File)

Digital museum in Rajasthan assembly, revamp of Jaipur’s SMS hospital okayed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 02:00 PM IST
A digital museum showcasing the political, economic and social history of Rajasthan will be built in the assembly premises at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
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Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.(HT File Photo)

‘I adhered to rules, made MLAS and bureaucrats accountable’: Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi talks about going by the book and strictly adhering to rules that reportedly left many MLAs unhappy.
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The government told the House two people were held in connection with the incident.(HT Photo)
The government told the House two people were held in connection with the incident.(HT Photo)

Uproar in Rajasthan assembly over alleged attack on RSS shakha in Bundi district

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 12:15 PM IST
When Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria tried to say something, parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhairwal objected, saying under assembly rules none can speak other than the person who raised the issue.
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Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi held an all-party meeting on June 26, 2019, ahead of the start of budget session.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan Assembly speaker CP Joshi held an all-party meeting on June 26, 2019, ahead of the start of budget session.(HT Photo)

Budget session of Rajasthan Assembly begins from Thursday, BJP to corner government on law and order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Though the BJP performed poorly in the 2018 assembly polls, the thumping win in the Lok Sabha polls seems to have charged up the party which is in no mood to cut the state government any slack.
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The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed uproar on Tuesday, January 21, 2019, when opposition members asked the Gehlot government to clarify its stand on 10 percent quota for economically weaker sections.(HT File)
The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed uproar on Tuesday, January 21, 2019, when opposition members asked the Gehlot government to clarify its stand on 10 percent quota for economically weaker sections.(HT File)

Uproar in Rajasthan Assembly over 10% quota for poor, Opposition asks government to clear stand

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 11:11 AM IST
The opposition leaders entered the well and raised anti-government slogans, demanding the state government to clear its stand on the reservation for the economically weak. The protesting MLAS returned to their seats after the Speaker asked them to wait for the chief minister’s reply on the Governor’s speech.
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RLP MLA Hanuman Beniwal disrupted the proceedings in Rajasthan Assembly when he climbed on a platform during the governor’s address on Thursday, January 17, 2019.(HT Photo)
RLP MLA Hanuman Beniwal disrupted the proceedings in Rajasthan Assembly when he climbed on a platform during the governor’s address on Thursday, January 17, 2019.(HT Photo)

RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal climbs on platform in Rajasthan assembly, disrupts governor’s address

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:06 AM IST
Calling the incident unfortunate, Rajasthan assembly speaker CP Joshi asked the MLAs to respect the decorum of the House and warned of taking strong action if the assembly rules and regulations were not followed.
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Congress leader CP Joshi was elected speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.(HT Photo)
Congress leader CP Joshi was elected speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.(HT Photo)

Newly elected assembly speaker CP Joshi hopes members would work together for a ‘new Rajasthan’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 11:37 AM IST
CP Joshi, the former Union minister who was also the state unit president of Congress, was elected from Nathdwara constituency in the assembly elections held last month.
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Rajasthan’s deputy CM Sachin PIlot takes oath at state assembly as the first session began on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan’s deputy CM Sachin PIlot takes oath at state assembly as the first session began on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly session begins, 10 MLAs take oath in Sanskrit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Protem speaker Gulab Chand Kataria administered the oath of office to 197 of the 199 MLAs of Rajasthan Assembly elected in the December 7 elections.
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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administering oath to Gulab Chand Kataria as Protem speaker of the assembly in the presence of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and others, on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administering oath to Gulab Chand Kataria as Protem speaker of the assembly in the presence of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and others, on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Rajasthan Assembly session from Tuesday, Congress nominates CP Joshi as speaker

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 11:41 AM IST
BJP’s Gulab Chand Kataria, who has already been elected as the Leader of the Opposition in the 15th state assembly, will work as the protem speaker till the assembly elects the Speaker.
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Sachin Pilot will be the first leader to take oath as deputy CM will take oath along with the CM.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Sachin Pilot will be the first leader to take oath as deputy CM will take oath along with the CM.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: Once the youngest MP, Sachin Pilot to be state’s youngest deputy CM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 09:19 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly results 2018: In 2004, Sachin Pilot was elected MP from Dausa, represented by his father Rajesh Pilot. After Rajesh Pilot’s death in 2000, his wife Rama Pilot won from Dausa in the by-election. In 2004, Sachin Pilot was nominated to contest from Dausa.
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Rajasthan state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot in conversation during the Congress legislature meeting, at party office, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.(Himanshu Yvas / HT Photo)
Rajasthan state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot in conversation during the Congress legislature meeting, at party office, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.(Himanshu Yvas / HT Photo)

Infighting, faulty ticket distribution cost Congress in Rajasthan election, say experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Experts believe the Congress paid a heavy price in Rajasthan assembly election for the infighting between its two camps, led by party general secretary Ashok Gehlot and its state president Sachin Pilot , both of whom were contenders for the chief minister’s post.
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File photo of Kirodi Lal Meena who re-joined BJP in March this year after a gap of 10 years.(HT File)
File photo of Kirodi Lal Meena who re-joined BJP in March this year after a gap of 10 years.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Kirodi Lal Meena factor failed to work for the BJP

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Kirodi Lal Meena, who rejoined the BJP in March this year after a 10 year hiatus, was expected to swing the Meena votes in BJP’s favour in the Rajasthan assembly election. He was a National People’s Party (NPP) MLA from Lalsot at the time of his return.
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Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(PTI File)
Voters show their identity cards as they wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for state Assembly elections, in Jaipur, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(PTI File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: 11 of 22 BJP-Congress rebel leaders won

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: From the Congress, 11 candidates contested as independent, out of which 10 emerged victorious while 12 from the BJP contested as independent out of which one was able to win.
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Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)
Hanuman Beniwal, a Jat leader, left the BJP and formed another party just before Rajasthan assembly election.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Jat leader Hanuman Beniwal plays spoilsport for rivals

By Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer, Barmer
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: Hanuman Beniwal, a firebrand Jat leader who left the BJP to form the RLTP only a month before the assembly polls, not only retained his Khinvsar seat, but won two more.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress workers outside a strong room in Udaipur, Sunday, December 9, 2018.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress workers outside a strong room in Udaipur, Sunday, December 9, 2018.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan election results 2018: Ahead of counting, Congress fears discrepancies, asks candidates to keep watch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:20 PM IST
Rajasthan election results 2018: Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot had earlier said that party candidates and workers have been asked to be vigilant and ensure the CCTV cameras installed outside strong rooms are operational.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh addressing his supporters in Bharatpur on Sunday, December 9, 2018.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh addressing his supporters in Bharatpur on Sunday, December 9, 2018.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan election results 2018: Bharatpur SP on leave after row with Congress MLA over EVM security

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Rajasthan election results 2018: There was high drama outside the strong room at Bharatpur’s Maharani Shri Jaya College late Saturday after Congress MLA Vishvendra Singh alleged there was lack of security ahead of counting of votes on December 11.
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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Residence of of slain gangster Anandpal Singh . A group of Rajputs in Anandpal’s village said the BJP has pacified them by giving ticket to current MLA Manohar Singh, who is a Rajput.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Residence of of slain gangster Anandpal Singh . A group of Rajputs in Anandpal’s village said the BJP has pacified them by giving ticket to current MLA Manohar Singh, who is a Rajput.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Rajput anger against BJP subsides over Anandpal

By Jaykishan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Nagaur
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Last year on June 24, gangster Anandpal Singh was killed in a police encounter in Malasar town of Churu district. Violent protests erupted in his village Sanvrad in which one person died. Political experts had said the Rajputs would make chief minister Vasundhara Raje pay a heavy political price for the encounter.
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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: The West Bengal government gave a job to the daughter of Afrazul Khan in November this year. His widow Gulbahar received the appointment order from officials.(HT File)
Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: The West Bengal government gave a job to the daughter of Afrazul Khan in November this year. His widow Gulbahar received the appointment order from officials.(HT File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: A year on, Afrazul killing not a poll issue in Rajsamand

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, Rajsamand, Rajsamand
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Afrazul Khan, a migrant worker from Bengal, was hacked and burnt to death by Shambhulal Regar, a local marble trader, in Rajsamand, about 68 km from Udaipur, on December 6 last year. Now, amid the din of elections, the issue has no resonance on the ground, possibly because Khan was an outsider.
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BJP National President Amit Shah showers flower petals during a road show for Rajasthan Assembly Election in Ajmer(HT File Photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah showers flower petals during a road show for Rajasthan Assembly Election in Ajmer(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly Election:New tribal party may spoil Congress, BJP plan in south Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Rajasthan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 07:56 AM IST
The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) is contesting 11 seats across the state and all four in Dungarpur district in the Rajasthan Assembly Election on December 7.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress has fielded both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot in the December 7 assembly election, a move that has added to the suspense about the party’s presumptive chief minister given that both Gehlot and Pilot are strong contenders for the top post in Rajasthan.(PTI File)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress has fielded both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot in the December 7 assembly election, a move that has added to the suspense about the party’s presumptive chief minister given that both Gehlot and Pilot are strong contenders for the top post in Rajasthan.(PTI File)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: CM face most important factor for voters, says survey

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: The ADR survey in 27 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan also found that the least important factor for the voters in this assembly election was the distribution of cash, liquor or gifts, followed by candidate’s caste or religion.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union sports minister Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore during an election rally ahead of the Assembly polls, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union sports minister Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore during an election rally ahead of the Assembly polls, in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.(PTI)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Democratic revenge, reward, and punishment in Pali

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times, Pali/ Jodhpur
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Local residents did not rule out victories for Congress renegades in Pali and Marwar Junction. If that forecast turns out to be true, there could be a three-way split of the seats up for grabs: two each for the BJP, the Congress and the Independents.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: BJP candidate from Vidyadhar Nagar constituency Narpat Singh Rajvi is a two-time MLA.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: BJP candidate from Vidyadhar Nagar constituency Narpat Singh Rajvi is a two-time MLA.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Confident people will vote for me again, says BJP Vidhyadhar Nagar candidate

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Narpat Singh Rajvi is a two-time MLA and BJP’s candidate from Vidhyadhar Nagar assembly constituency in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly election.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress candidate from Vidyadhar Nagar constituency Sitaram Agarwal during his campaigning.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress candidate from Vidyadhar Nagar constituency Sitaram Agarwal during his campaigning.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Congress’ Vidhyadhar Nagar candidate says he’ll serve people as their servant

By Urvashi Dev Rawal | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 03:07 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Sitaram Agarwal, the Congress candidate from Vidhyadhar Nagar assembly seat says his two priorities are improving law and order situation and uninterrupted water supply in every ward.
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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress veteran Girija Vyas on campaign trail in her assembly constituency Udaipur.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Congress veteran Girija Vyas on campaign trail in her assembly constituency Udaipur.(HT Photo)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Much at stake for veterans Girija Vyas of Congress and BJP’s Gulab Chand Kataria

By Sachin Saini/Sohail Khan | Hindustan Times, Udaipur, Udaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 02:51 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Girija Vyas of Congress and Gulab Chand Kataria of BJP are contesting from the Udaipur assembly seat. Both are entrenched in the politics of the region.
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The EC will announce a new date for election in Rajasthan’s Ramgarh assembly constituency after the death of the BSP candidate.(AFP File / Representative Image)
The EC will announce a new date for election in Rajasthan’s Ramgarh assembly constituency after the death of the BSP candidate.(AFP File / Representative Image)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Ramgarh poll postponed after BSP candidate dies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur, Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:53 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: A copy of the order announcing postponement of election in Rajasthan’s Ramgarh constituency was sent to the Election Commission of India, election department, district election officer and others. The next date of voting will be announced by the Election Commission.
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