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.
11 May 2022India
Internet services have been suspended in Rajasthan's Bhilwara from Wednesday morning till Thursday after a 22-year-old man was killed.
05 May 2022India
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.
04 May 2022India
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.
03 May 2022India
Two communities clashed over hoisting religious flags ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in Jodhpur's Jalori Gate late on Monday night.
28 Apr 2022Politics
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.
09 Apr 2022Politics
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.
22 Mar 2022India
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.
24 Feb 2022Politics
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."
12 Dec 2021Politics
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sharpened his attack at the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Jaipur rally Sunday.
22 Nov 2021Politics
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday allocated portfolios to the newly-inducted state ministers.
21 Nov 2021Politics
The Rajasthan Cabinet is set to see over a dozen new faces in a reshuffle set for Sunday.
12 Oct 2021Politics
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.
27 Sep 2021India
Despite the suspension of the internet, the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) on Sunday witnessed some bizarre cheating incidents.
19 Sep 2021India
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.
28 Aug 2021Politics
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.
27 Aug 2021India
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot underwent angioplasty at a government hospital in Jaipur on Friday.
06 Aug 2021Politics
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that Rajasthan is going through a complicated financial situation due to COVID-19.
04 Aug 2021India
Incessant rainfall has caused flooding in many areas in the Hadauti region of Rajasthan and cut off road connectivity to over 100 villages.
30 Jul 2021India
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.
25 Jul 2021Politics
Shortly after resolving the power tussle in Punjab, Congress is now stepping up efforts to put its house in order in Rajasthan.
12 Jul 2021India
Eighteen people, including seven children, were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Rajasthan's Jaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, and Dholpur districts on Sunday.
15 Jun 2021India
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.
26 May 2021Politics
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.
17 Apr 2021India
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.
10 Apr 2021India
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.
08 Apr 2021India
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.
07 Apr 2021India
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.
22 Mar 2021India
In two tragic incidents, eight children died in two separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said on Sunday.
19 Jan 2021India
Fifteen migrant laborers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat's Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them.
15 Jan 2021India
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.
06 Jan 2021India
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.
19 Dec 2020Politics
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.
09 Dec 2020Politics
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.
05 Dec 2020Politics
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring to topple the state government.
30 Nov 2020India
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.
02 Nov 2020India
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.
09 Oct 2020India
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.
01 Sep 2020India
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.
18 Aug 2020Politics
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.
14 Aug 2020Politics
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot easily sailed through the trust vote in Assembly today, capping weeks of political crisis that had threatened his chair.