Articles about Ashok Gehlot

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.

Rajasthan: Communal tension grips Bhilwara over man's murder; internet suspended

11 May 2022

India
Rajasthan: Communal tension grips Bhilwara over man's murder; internet suspended

Internet services have been suspended in Rajasthan's Bhilwara from Wednesday morning till Thursday after a 22-year-old man was killed.

Rajasthan: Two persons attacked in Bhilwara, internet services suspended

05 May 2022

India
Rajasthan: Two persons attacked in Bhilwara, internet services suspended

Days after Rajasthan's Jodhpur witnessed communal clashes on Eid, an incident of violence was reported in the Sanganer area of Bhilwara on Wednesday night, prompting authorities to suspend internet services for 24 hours in the city.

Jodhpur clashes: Over 100 arrested, curfew imposed, internet remains suspended

04 May 2022

India
Jodhpur clashes: Over 100 arrested, curfew imposed, internet remains suspended

Jodhpur was riled by communal tensions on the eve and day of Eid, forcing authorities to impose a curfew in several areas, including Udai Mandir and Nagori Gate till Wednesday midnight.

Two communities clash on eve of Eid in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

03 May 2022

India
Two communities clash on eve of Eid in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

Two communities clashed over hoisting religious flags ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in Jodhpur's Jalori Gate late on Monday night.

Sachin Pilot asks Congress for Rajasthan CM post 'without delay'

28 Apr 2022

Politics
Sachin Pilot asks Congress for Rajasthan CM post 'without delay'

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has reportedly asked interim party chief Sonia Gandhi to make him the chief minister "without any delay," according to NDTV.

Karauli violence: BJP MP alleges Hindu exodus; approaches Rajasthan CM

09 Apr 2022

Politics
Karauli violence: BJP MP alleges Hindu exodus; approaches Rajasthan CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena on Saturday alleged that the violence on Hindu New Year (April 2) had resulted in an "exodus of Hindus from Karauli" in Rajasthan.

Section 144 imposed in Kota over 'The Kashmir Files' screening

22 Mar 2022

India
Section 144 imposed in Kota over 'The Kashmir Files' screening

Authorities in Rajasthan's Kota district have enforced Section 144 of the CrPC to maintain law and order in view of the screening of the Bollywood film, The Kashmir Files, as well as upcoming religious festivals.

Rajasthan: BJP MLAs to return government's iPhone 13 'gift'

24 Feb 2022

Politics
Rajasthan: BJP MLAs to return government's iPhone 13 'gift'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Rajasthan have decided to return the state government's 'gift' of iPhone 13 to ease the state government's "financial burden."

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP; says 'India of Hindus, not Hindutvavadis'

12 Dec 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi slams BJP; says 'India of Hindus, not Hindutvavadis'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sharpened his attack at the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Jaipur rally Sunday.

Rajasthan CM Gehlot allocates portfolios; check list of ministers here

22 Nov 2021

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Rajasthan CM Gehlot allocates portfolios; check list of ministers here

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday allocated portfolios to the newly-inducted state ministers.

Rajasthan: 5 Sachin Pilot loyalists to take oath as ministers

21 Nov 2021

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Rajasthan: 5 Sachin Pilot loyalists to take oath as ministers

The Rajasthan Cabinet is set to see over a dozen new faces in a reshuffle set for Sunday.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to withdraw controversial marriage registration bill

12 Oct 2021

Politics
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to withdraw controversial marriage registration bill

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday announced that his government will ask Governor Kalraj Mishra to return the controversial Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Rajasthan: Bluetooth-fitted slipper worth Rs. 6L used to cheat REET

27 Sep 2021

India
Rajasthan: Bluetooth-fitted slipper worth Rs. 6L used to cheat REET

Despite the suspension of the internet, the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) on Sunday witnessed some bizarre cheating incidents.

Rajasthan Assembly passes bill allowing registration of child marriage

19 Sep 2021

India
Rajasthan Assembly passes bill allowing registration of child marriage

The Rajasthan Assembly Friday passed the Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to amend a 2009 Act, making the registration of marriages, including child marriages, mandatory.

Suffering from cardiac trouble due to post-COVID-19 complications: Gehlot

28 Aug 2021

Politics
Suffering from cardiac trouble due to post-COVID-19 complications: Gehlot

A day after undergoing angioplasty, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said he was unable to go among the people during the past several days as he was suffering from post-COVID-19 health issues.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot undergoes angioplasty in Jaipur

27 Aug 2021

India
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot undergoes angioplasty in Jaipur

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot underwent angioplasty at a government hospital in Jaipur on Friday.

Rajasthan going through complicated financial situation: Gehlot

06 Aug 2021

Politics
Rajasthan going through complicated financial situation: Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that Rajasthan is going through a complicated financial situation due to COVID-19.

Incessant rain causes flooding in parts of Rajasthan

04 Aug 2021

India
Incessant rain causes flooding in parts of Rajasthan

Incessant rainfall has caused flooding in many areas in the Hadauti region of Rajasthan and cut off road connectivity to over 100 villages.

Controversy erupts after saffron flag atop Ambagadh fort torn down

30 Jul 2021

India
Controversy erupts after saffron flag atop Ambagadh fort torn down

The historic 18th-century Ambagadh fort in Jaipur has become a center of dispute with tensions escalating after a saffron flag atop the fort was torn down by a group of people in the presence of an MLA.

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

25 Jul 2021

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.

Eight children die in separate incidents in Rajasthan: Details

22 Mar 2021

India
Eight children die in separate incidents in Rajasthan: Details

In two tragic incidents, eight children died in two separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said on Sunday.

Gujarat: Truck crushes 15 workers from Rajasthan to death

19 Jan 2021

India
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Politics
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

Politics
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.

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