Ashok Gehlot: News

Ashok Gehlot is a senior Indian National Congress (INC) leader and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan as of 2021. Gehlot did his BSc, MA, and LLB from Jodhpur University, Rajasthan. Engaged in politics and social work since younger days, Gehlot rendered his services in the refugee camps during the 1971 East Pakistan crisis. He was a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1999 from the Jodhpur constituency. He served as the Deputy Sports Minister in 1984 and as Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation during 1984-85. He also served in the PV Narasimha Rao government as MoS for Textiles from 1991 to 1993. Gehlot served as the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) head during 1985-89 and 1994-99, leading Congress to victory in the 1998 Rajasthan State Assembly elections and became Chief Minister for the first time. The next two decades saw political power in the state constantly change hands. Gehlot's government couldn't retain the mandate in the 2003 Assembly polls, and BJP's Vasundhara Raje succeeded as Chief Minister. But 2008 saw a reversal, with Gehlot becoming CM for the second time. He again lost the office to Raje in 2013 but returned to power in the 2018 elections, becoming the state's CM for the third time.

03 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'daro mat, bhago mat' jibe at Rahul's Raebareli move 

After the Congress named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from the Raebareli seat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a jibe at the opposition party's decision.

03 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul arrives in Raebareli with family to file nomination papers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday traveled to Raebareli on a special chartered flight to submit his nomination from the parliamentary constituency, which will go to polls on May 20.

25 Apr 2024

Sachin Pilot

'Gehlot tapped phones of Pilot, Congress leaders': Former CM's ex-OSD

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot's former Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Lokesh Sharma, has alleged that during the 2020 party crisis in the state, the phones of party rebels, including Sachin Pilot, and their movements were tracked at the behest of the former chief minister, according to a report in the Indian Express.

03 Apr 2024

Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot comes out in support of Gehlot's son

Congress leader Sachin Pilot has announced his intention to reconcile with fellow party member and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

12 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Lok Sabha elections: Congress releases 2nd list with 43 candidates 

The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its second list of 43 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

30 Jan 2024


Rajasthan Congress leader Manvendra Singh's wife killed in accident

Rajasthan Congress leader Manvendra Singh Jasol's wife, Chitra Singh, was killed in a road accident on Tuesday.

18 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

2023 election recap: BJP gets lift, Congress faces reality check

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has registered an impressive win in three states in the last leg of this year's assembly elections.

12 Dec 2023


Rajasthan to get new CM today; BJP schedules meeting

After registering a resounding victory in the assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan is gearing up for a crucial meeting in Jaipur on Tuesday.

10 Dec 2023

Rajasthan Police

Karni Sena chief murder: 2 shooters, associate arrested from Chandigarh

A joint team of the Rajasthan Police and the Delhi Police Crime Branch has reportedly arrested three persons, including two shooters, in Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi's murder case.

09 Dec 2023

Congress Party

Gehlot jibes at BJP amid delay over Rajasthan CM's appointment

Veteran Congress leader and outgoing Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday for not announcing its chief ministerial face in the state.

07 Dec 2023


Karni Sena chief murder: 2 cops suspended, protest called off

Two Rajasthan Police personnel were suspended on Wednesday, a day after Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena president Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead in his Jaipur residence.

Congress leaders snubbed poll-strategist Kanugolu in Rajasthan, MP? Here's truth

Poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu—credited for the Congress's Telangana win—has reportedly been snubbed by senior party leaders in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

03 Dec 2023

Congress Party

Rajasthan: CM Gehlot resigns after BJP's win

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tendered his resignation on Sunday evening following the party's defeat to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

24 Nov 2023


Assembly polls in Rajasthan today; Congress, BJP tussle for power

Polling for the highly anticipated assembly election in Rajasthan commenced at 7:00am on Saturday. It is expected to continue till 6:00pm, with around 5.25 crore people voting.

13 Nov 2023


Udaipur tailor's killers linked to BJP: Ashok Gehlot

The killers of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli are linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress stalwart Ashok Gehlot.

11 Nov 2023


Rajasthan: Massive protest after cop allegedly rapes 4-year-old girl

A massive protest was being held outside a police station in the Dausa district of Rajasthan after a cop allegedly raped a four-year-old girl in the Lalsot area on Friday.

Jal Jeevan Mission scam: ED raids 25 locations in Rajasthan

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday raided 25 locations in Rajasthan regarding the money laundering case linked to the alleged Jal Jeevan Mission scam.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's son appears before ED in Delhi

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son, Vaibhav Gehlot, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in New Delhi on Monday in relation to an alleged foreign exchange violation case.

28 Oct 2023


Rajasthan: Police seize Rs. 200 crore worth of election 'freebies'

Since the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in Rajasthan on October 9, the state police has confiscated election "freebies" valued at Rs. 200 crore, PTI reported.

26 Oct 2023


ED summons Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's son weeks before polls

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly summoned Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot on Friday in connection with a foreign exchange violation case.

ED raids premises linked to Rajasthan Congress chief: Report

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is reportedly searching premises linked to Rajasthan Congress supremo Govind Singh Dotasra as part of a money laundering investigation into the alleged exam paper leak for hiring government school teachers last year.

25 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

What promises has Congress made to Rajasthan if re-elected

The Congress on Wednesday announced election sops for Rajasthan, featuring a variety of benefits for voters, especially women.

21 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress releases first list of candidates for Rajasthan assembly elections

The Congress Party released its first list of 33 candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections on Saturday.

19 Oct 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan assembly polls: Want to leave CM's post, says Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that he wants to leave the CM's post, but the "post is not leaving" him.

11 Oct 2023


EC revises assembly election polling date in Rajasthan

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced a change in the schedule for assembly elections in Rajasthan on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2023


Rajasthan: Hindu outfits protest in Jaipur over road rage incident

A massive protest broke out in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Wednesday following a road rage incident that led to the death of a 17-year-old Muslim youth last week, News18 reported.

06 Sep 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Rajasthan elections: Congress forms panel; Gehlot, Pilot in core committee

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge approved the proposal for the formation of a key panel for the Rajasthan Assembly election on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2023


Massive row in Rajasthan after tribal woman stripped naked, paraded

In a shocking incident, a tribal woman was allegedly beaten, stripped naked, and paraded through her village in the Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan by her husband and in-laws on Thursday over an alleged love affair.

28 Aug 2023

Gaurav Gogoi

Rajasthan Congress brainstorms in Jaipur over assembly elections, party candidates

The Congress has reportedly intensified the screening of candidates for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan.

27 Aug 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Gehlot reveals RaGa is Congress's PM candidate for 2024 polls

In a significant development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed on Saturday that Rahul Gandhi would be the Congress's prime ministerial candidate for the highly-awaited 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

27 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

'Red diary' will reveal Congress's dark secrets: Modi in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over the "red diary" case.

27 Jul 2023


Gehlot claims his speech dropped from Modi event, PMO responds

After Rajasthan Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot accused the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of removing his pre-scheduled three-minute speech from the Sikar program of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PM's office responded.

24 Jul 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Congress-opposition faceoff over CM Ashok Gehlot's minimum income scheme 

The opposition parties in Rajasthan, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have questioned the viability of the state government's recently passed minimum income guarantee law.

22 Jul 2023


Rajasthan: How minister Rajendra Gudha's sacking might impact Gehlot-Pilot truce

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday sacked Rajendra Singh Gudha as a minister in his government hours after the latter criticized the Rajasthan government in the Legislative Assembly over alleged crimes against women.

17 Jul 2023


Rajasthan: 3 arrested for raping minor on college campus

Three college students have been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Sunday, PTI reported.

03 Jul 2023

Congress Party

Rajasthan: Congress's new strategy to broker truce between Gehlot, Pilot

Senior Congress leaders have reportedly asked former Rajasthan minister Harish Choudhary to broker peace between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, who have been locked in a power tussle since 2018.

02 Jul 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot meets MLAs after Congress's Chhattisgarh 'solution'

Sachin Pilot, former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, has reportedly been meeting his supporters and MLAs in Jaipur since his return from Delhi last week.

29 Jun 2023

Congress Party

Congress could announce candidates for Rajasthan's 70 seats soon: Report

The Congress is likely to declare candidates for Rajasthan's 70 seats way ahead of the elections scheduled for later this year, India Today reported, quoting a senior party official.

11 Jun 2023

Sachin Pilot

'Want clean politics,' says Sachin Pilot; no new party announced

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Sunday left political observers in a fix about his next move as the state prepares for elections.

BJP will communalize elections but 'won't win': Rajasthan CM Gehlot 

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would "try to communalize elections" in Rajasthan as it allegedly did in Karnataka.

07 Jun 2023

Sachin Pilot

BJP or new party: Sachin Pilot leaves Congress guessing

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has left the party in a fix over his probable move as the state nears elections.

06 Jun 2023


Rajasthan: Kidnapper forcibly 'marries' woman by taking 'saat phere'

In a shocking incident, a woman in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer was allegedly kidnapped by goons and forcibly "married" to one of them.

01 Jun 2023


Free electricity up to 100 units: Congress in poll-bound Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced free electricity for consumption of up to 100 units to the people of the state from Thursday.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

21 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress shifts focus to 4 poll-bound states, crucial meet soon 

Following an impressive electoral triumph in Karnataka, the Congress has now turned its attention to other poll-bound states to enhance its voter base ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to NDTV.

15 May 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Pilot's mega rally today amid widening feud with Gehlot 

Amid celebrations in the Congress cadres following its resounding win in Karnataka, trouble is slowly brewing for the grand old party in Rajasthan.

09 May 2023

Sachin Pilot

Gehlot's leader is not Sonia, but Vasundhara Raje: Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday slammed Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for allegedly insulting ex-party president Sonia Gandhi, reported ANI.

08 May 2023


Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje trashes Gehlot's claim, denies saving his government

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vasundhara Raje on Sunday hit back at state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's claim that she helped salvage his government in 2020 amid a political rebellion, calling it a conspiracy against her.

Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat calls CM Gehlot 'Ravana'; FIR filed

The Rajasthan Police has filed a first information report (FIR) against the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat following a complaint by Congress leader Surendra Singh Jadawat, accusing him of inciting people to riot by using religious stereotypes.

18 Apr 2023


Rajasthan: Man arrested for flashing private parts at Korean vlogger

In a shameful incident, a female Korean vlogger was allegedly harassed by a man in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on Monday.

13 Apr 2023

Sachin Pilot

Restore my dignity: Sachin Pilot to Congress amid Rajasthan crisis

The Congress held a series of meetings on Thursday to try to resolve the political crisis in Rajasthan between Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot before the 2023 state Assembly elections.

11 Apr 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot to hold fast despite warning from Congress

In an apparent act of defiance, Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot will hold a daylong fast on Tuesday against his party's government in the state despite being warned against it by the high command.

09 Apr 2023

Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot renews feud with Gehlot, announces hunger strike

Infighting in the Rajasthan Congress has once again come to the fore after Sachin Pilot accused Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of shielding Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in corruption cases.

Rajasthan: Doctors, govt arrive at consensus over RTH Act

The state government and doctors in Rajasthan have arrived at a consensus on the Right to Health (RTH) Act, CM Ashok Gehlot informed on Tuesday.

01 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Gehlot wants police to question Shah over 'frame Modi' remark

Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has dared Union Home Minister Amit Shah to name the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers, who the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader claimed, had pressured him to frame Narendra Modi in a fake encounter case when he was Gujarat's chief minister.

29 Mar 2023


Why Rajasthan's doctors are protesting against Right to Health Bill

The health services in Rajasthan were hit on Wednesday as over 15,000 government doctors and medical college faculty members went on a daylong strike to support the agitation by private doctors against the Right to Health Bill.

14 Mar 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Rajasthan: AAP plans all-out battle amid infighting within BJP, Congress

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to fight an all-out electoral battle in Rajasthan, where Assembly elections are due later this year.

10 Mar 2023


Rajasthan: Widows of Pulwama martyrs detained outside Sachin Pilot's residence

Rajasthan police on Friday detained the widows of three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack in 2019, from a protest site outside Congress MLA Sachin Pilot's residence, reported India Today.

10 Feb 2023


Rajasthan: Budget not leaked, claims Gehlot after reading old one

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reportedly read the old budget for seven minutes by accident while presenting the state budget before being interrupted on Friday.

07 Feb 2023

Congress Party

Maharashtra: Balasaheb Thorat resigns as Congress Legislative Party leader

In a major setback for the Congress in Maharashtra, its legislative party leader Balasaheb Thorat resigned from his post on Tuesday, The Indian Express reported.

28 Jan 2023


Rajasthan: PM Modi to attend Lord Devnarayan's birth anniversary celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district on Saturday to attend the 1,111th birth anniversary celebrations of the local deity Lord Devnarayan, who is worshiped by the Gujjar community across the nation.

11 Jan 2023


Delhi government hikes auto, taxi fares; check new rates here

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday announced a hike in auto and taxi fares across Delhi.

04 Dec 2022


Rajasthan: 5 arrested for murder of gangster Raju Theth

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Sunday that all five accused in the gang war shooting in Sikar, which took the life of gangster Raju Theht and one other individual, had been arrested.

30 Nov 2022


Gehlot, Pilot appear together days after Rajasthan CM's 'gaddar' remark

Congress MLA Sachin Pilot and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shared the stage during a press meeting on Tuesday in Jaipur, which has become the talk of the town.