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Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: Jats get maximum seats in the House followed by Rajputs

The Rajputs had openly revolted against the BJP, which it traditionally supported. The party fielded 26 Rajputs and the Congress gave tickets to 15. Of the 41 from the community in the fray, 10 won from BJP and seven from the Congress.
Congress party supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Rajasthan state assembly elections in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.The Congress gave tickets to 15 candidates from the Rajput community of which seven won.(AP)
Congress party supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Rajasthan state assembly elections in Jaipur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.The Congress gave tickets to 15 candidates from the Rajput community of which seven won.(AP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 03:02 PM IST
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Rajputs, Gujjars, Meenas came out in support of Congress in Rajasthan

The four major communities of Rajasthan — Rajput, Jats, Meenas, and Gujjar — voted in a mixed manner in the 2018 assembly election, which saw the BJP concede defeat, and the Congress return to power after five years.
Congress party worker celebrate the party's good show in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)
Congress party worker celebrate the party's good show in Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 10:40 AM IST
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Constituency watch: Caste equations play key role, Rajputs dominant in Lohawat

Lohawat, which comes in Jodhpur district, is counted among the assembly constituencies where caste equations play important role. Rajput community voters dominate the constituency, followed by Vishnoi and Jat communities, which almost have equal votes.
District Congress committee (Jodhpur rural) general secretary, Kishanaram Udani (L) and District BJP president of Phalodi, Revant Singh Rajpurohit .(File Photo)
District Congress committee (Jodhpur rural) general secretary, Kishanaram Udani (L) and District BJP president of Phalodi, Revant Singh Rajpurohit .(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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ByDinesh Bothra

Rajputs to hold Aakrosh Rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer today against Raje govt

The latest resentment was triggered by the arrest of eight people for showing black flags during Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s public meeting in Barmer. Four of the arrested were Rajputs.
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s attempts to woo the Rajput community haven’t yielded any significant results.(PTI)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s attempts to woo the Rajput community haven’t yielded any significant results.(PTI)
Published on Sep 12, 2018 01:16 AM IST
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Barmer | ByMukesh Mathrani, Barmer

Rajasthan assembly polls: Jats, Rajputs hold the key to 43 seats in Marwar

Although the BJP won a large majority across the state in the last election, most political commentators don’t see a repeat in 2018. Vasundhara Raje’s government faces huge anti-incumbency this year.
Two women take selfies with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje during the 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra' at Baytu .(PTI)
Two women take selfies with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje during the 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra' at Baytu .(PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 12:22 AM IST
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Gujarat Dalits’ struggle for rights turning into fight for prestige

People from the Dalit community have started social media campaigning by using “Sinh” in names.
People protest the Una incident where four Dalits were flogged by self-styled cow vigilantes in Gujarat in 2016.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)
People protest the Una incident where four Dalits were flogged by self-styled cow vigilantes in Gujarat in 2016.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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Rajasthan BJP MLA targets CM’s son for ‘neglecting’ Rajputs

The MLA was also critical of the state government for not giving prominent posts to the members of Rajput community in the state bureaucracy.
CM Vasundhara Raje with MP and son Dushyant Singh (left) at the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
CM Vasundhara Raje with MP and son Dushyant Singh (left) at the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Dalits blames Rajputs for murder of Bhim Army leader’s brother in UP

Bhim Army’s Saharanpur district president Kamal Walia’s brother Sachin Walia was found shot on Wednesday afternoon.
The suspicious death has spurred fears of a repeat of last year’s intercaste clashes in the district after a dispute arose over loud music being played during a Maharana Pratap Jayanti procession.(HT File Photo)
The suspicious death has spurred fears of a repeat of last year’s intercaste clashes in the district after a dispute arose over loud music being played during a Maharana Pratap Jayanti procession.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2018 11:19 PM IST
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Rajputs warn of ‘remove BJP’ stir in Rajasthan

For a state where caste and community are the cornerstones of votebank politics, task seems to be cut out for Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government ahead of the assembly polls scheduled in Rajasthan later this year.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje.(HT Photo)
Published on May 08, 2018 10:27 PM IST
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