Articles about Ashok Gehlot

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

25 Jul 2021

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

Shortly after resolving the power tussle in Punjab, Congress is now stepping up efforts to put its house in order in Rajasthan.

Eighteen killed by lightning in Rajasthan, several injured

12 Jul 2021

Eighteen killed by lightning in Rajasthan, several injured

Eighteen people, including seven children, were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan's Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, and Dholpur districts on Sunday.

Rajasthan government to begin e-auction to mine pink sandstone

15 Jun 2021

Rajasthan government to begin e-auction to mine pink sandstone

The Rajasthan government will soon begin e-auction of a pink sandstone variety, much sought after by builders including those constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya, found in the Bansi Paharpur area of Bharatpur.

Gehlot slams Dr. Vardhan on issue of availability of vaccines

26 May 2021

Gehlot slams Dr. Vardhan on issue of availability of vaccines

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan of making false statements on the issue of the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Rajasthan government prepared for second wave of COVID-19: Gehlot

17 Apr 2021

Rajasthan government prepared for second wave of COVID-19: Gehlot

Calling the ongoing second wave of coronavirus infection destructive, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday called upon people to follow all COVID-19-related guidelines strictly and said the government is prepared to meet any challenge.

Night curfew extended in 10 urban areas of Rajasthan

10 Apr 2021

Night curfew extended in 10 urban areas of Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government on Friday extended night curfew in 10 urban areas till April 30 and its timing, amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Rajasthan alleges ventilators received from Centre under PM-CARES are 'faulty'

08 Apr 2021

Rajasthan alleges ventilators received from Centre under PM-CARES are 'faulty'

The government of Rajasthan has written to the central government after receiving complaints from several districts about "faulty" ventilators that it received under the PM CARES fund, The Indian Express reported today.

Finalize integrated COVID-19 control SOP for states, Gehlot urges PM

07 Apr 2021

Finalize integrated COVID-19 control SOP for states, Gehlot urges PM

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to finalize an integrated standard operating procedure (SOP) for COVID-19 control to ensure better coordination among states, an official release said on Tuesday.

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

19 Jan 2021

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

Fifteen migrant laborers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat's Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them.

Bharatpur hooch tragedy: Seven dead, five battling for life

15 Jan 2021

Bharatpur hooch tragedy: Seven dead, five battling for life

Three more people, taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in Bharatpur, died in a hospital, raising the number of the death toll to seven and prompting the government to suspend several officials for their failure to check the production and sale of the fatal brew.

Monitor national parks, wetlands where birds flock: Gehlot to officials

06 Jan 2021

Monitor national parks, wetlands where birds flock: Gehlot to officials

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday instructed officials to maintain special vigil in view of the death of crows and other birds due to avian influenza.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

09 Dec 2020

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

In yet another bout of humiliation for Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, the party performed poorly in the rural polls. It is said to be trailing in 21 districts where Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections were held.

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

05 Dec 2020

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring to topple the state government.

Kejriwal orders price cut for RT-PCR tests in private labs

30 Nov 2020

Kejriwal orders price cut for RT-PCR tests in private labs

Soon, RT-PCR tests, the more reliable mode to judge a coronavirus infection, would become cheaper in Delhi's private labs, revealed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.

Days before Diwali, CM Ashok Gehlot bans firecrackers in Rajasthan

02 Nov 2020

Days before Diwali, CM Ashok Gehlot bans firecrackers in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday issued guidelines to ban firecrackers in the state, to protect the general population and coronavirus-infected from harmful smoke.

Rajasthan: Priest set on fire for resisting land encroachment

09 Oct 2020

Rajasthan: Priest set on fire for resisting land encroachment

A group of six men allegedly poured petrol on a 50-year-old priest and set him on fire in Rajasthan's Karauli, leading to his demise, reports said today. The priest was attacked over a land dispute and breathed his last at Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital.

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

01 Sep 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, JEE exam begins with stringent precautions

After much furor and protests, the JEE examination, meant for admission in prestigious government-run engineering colleges, started today and will continue till September 6.

Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

18 Aug 2020

Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a scathing attack at his former party Congress on Monday saying that capable leaders are questioned there while citing Sachin Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan until recently, as an example.

Rajasthan: After weeks of turmoil, CM Gehlot wins trust vote

14 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: After weeks of turmoil, CM Gehlot wins trust vote

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot easily sailed through the trust vote in Assembly today, capping weeks of political crisis that had threatened his chair.

All of us are united: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan Assembly

14 Aug 2020

All of us are united: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan Assembly

Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, whose "homecoming" happened after weeks, declared in the Rajasthan Assembly today that 125 legislators are united, putting an end to a bitter battle with senior Ashok Gehlot.

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

13 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

On Thursday, opposition BJP declared that it will bring a no-confidence motion tomorrow in Rajasthan Assembly, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has little to worry as Congress has mended ties with the rebels.

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

12 Aug 2020

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi died on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest. The Congress party confirmed the news of Tyagi's death through social media.

As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

12 Aug 2020

As Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, daughter Sharmistha makes a wish

Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, put out a tweet on Wednesday suggesting that she has surrendered in front of Almighty, just as the 84-year-old continues to remain critical.

Rajasthan: Ties mended with Congress, Sachin Pilot bound for Jaipur

11 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: Ties mended with Congress, Sachin Pilot bound for Jaipur

Congress leader Sachin Pilot's homecoming in Congress is now complete, as he will be back in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur today, weeks after he went rogue and rebelled against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Sachin Pilot meets Gandhis; Congress panel to address his grievances

10 Aug 2020

Sachin Pilot meets Gandhis; Congress panel to address his grievances

Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot met with the party's Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday. The meeting lasted about two-three hours.

Rajasthan: Courtesy "poaching attempts" by Congress, BJP shifts its MLAs

10 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: Courtesy "poaching attempts" by Congress, BJP shifts its MLAs

As a political crisis in Rajasthan rages on, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has shifted 19 of its MLAs to Gujarat, where it is in power, while blaming intimidation and harassment by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's government for it.

Rajasthan: How CM Gehlot is reaching out to rebel MLAs

04 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: How CM Gehlot is reaching out to rebel MLAs

In a development that reaffirms that there are no permanent foes and friends in politics, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has tried to reach out to MLAs close to his former deputy Sachin Pilot ahead of the crucial Assembly session.

Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

31 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

Congress leader and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is planning to shift his loyal MLAs from a resort near Jaipur to another facility in Jaisalmer, to thwart rival BJP's attempts of horse-trading, reports said on Friday.

Rajasthan: Will attend Assembly session, announces Sachin Pilot's "rebellious" team

30 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Will attend Assembly session, announces Sachin Pilot's "rebellious" team

Hours after Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra approved Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's plea for convening an Assembly session from August 14, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot's aide announced they would participate in the proceedings, reports NDTV.

Rajasthan stand-off ends, Governor orders Assembly session from August 14

30 Jul 2020

Rajasthan stand-off ends, Governor orders Assembly session from August 14

In fifteen days from now, the Rajasthan Assembly will meet, as per an order of Governor Kalraj Mishra, who for days has rebuffed Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's repetitive pleas to call the House.

Rajasthan: Governor rejects CM Gehlot's proposal for Assembly, again

29 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Governor rejects CM Gehlot's proposal for Assembly, again

For the third time since Rajasthan plunged into a political crisis, Governor Kalraj Mishra rejected Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's proposal for an Assembly session, prompting the senior Congress leader to head towards Raj Bhavan to understand "what the Governor wants."

Gehlot government seeks Assembly-session from Friday in proposal to Governor

28 Jul 2020

Gehlot government seeks Assembly-session from Friday in proposal to Governor

After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired a Cabinet meeting, the state government on Tuesday sent a fresh proposal to the Governor seeking Assembly session from July 31.

Rajasthan: Governor okay with Assembly session but has questions

27 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Governor okay with Assembly session but has questions

In a new development related to the impasse in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra on Monday said he wasn't averse to calling an Assembly session but wanted Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to clarify three things.

Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

27 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) played its cards in the raging political crisis of Rajasthan by announcing that it would approach the high court to reclaim six MLAs, who "merged" with Congress in 2019.

Rajasthan: Gehlot convenes late-night meeting, pressure mounts for floor test

25 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Gehlot convenes late-night meeting, pressure mounts for floor test

The political drama in Rajasthan extended well into the night, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chairing a cabinet meeting at his residence last night, hours after his loyalists staged a dharna at Raj Bhavan to pressurize Governor Kalraj Mishra for an Assembly session.

Rajasthan crisis: Gehlot meets Governor, Congress MLAs stage dharna

24 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: Gehlot meets Governor, Congress MLAs stage dharna

After a setback at Rajasthan High Court earlier today, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot returned to the battleground, with all his claws intact, asking Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene a special session of the Assembly and reject the pressure from "above."

Another win for Team Pilot, Rajasthan HC orders status quo

24 Jul 2020

Another win for Team Pilot, Rajasthan HC orders status quo

In what qualifies as yet another win for former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, and another setback for CM Ashok Gehlot, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday ordered that the status quo must be maintained on the disqualification notices.

Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

23 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: Breather for Sachin Pilot in Supreme Court

Sachin Pilot, the sacked Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and 18 other dissident MLAs got a breather on Thursday as the Supreme Court refused to stay Rajasthan High Court's Tuesday verdict, wherein Speaker CP Joshi was directed to not decide on their disqualifications until Friday.

Rajasthan political crisis: Important hearing in Supreme Court today

23 Jul 2020

Rajasthan political crisis: Important hearing in Supreme Court today

Today, the Supreme Court will take up the matter, pertaining to the political crisis in Rajasthan after Speaker CP Joshi disagreed with the outcome in Rajasthan High Court.