CP Joshi: News

Born on July 29, 1950, CP Joshi, is a stalwart politician in Rajasthan and is affiliated with the Indian National Congress. As of 2021, he is the 15th Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. A lawyer by profession, Joshi worked as a lecturer at the University College of Social Sciences & Humanities, Udaipur, before entering politics. He entered politics at the behest of Mohan Lal Sukhadia, who is the founder of modern Mewar. In 1973, he was elected as the president of the student union at the Mohanlal Sukhadia University. In 1980, he entered the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from the Nathdwara constituency. He won the Nathdwara seat five times in 1985, 1998, 2003, and 2018. In 1998, he was inducted into the state cabinet and handled portfolios under various departments including education, rural development, Panchayati raj, groundwater, and public health engineering. He served as the leader of opposition in the state assembly in 2003. Later the same year he was appointed as the president of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. He played a big role in Congress’s historic win in the 2008 Rajasthan assembly elections, however, he lost his own constituency by one vote to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kalyan Singh Chauhan. He entered Lok Sabha for the first time in 2009 from the Bhilwara constituency. Between 2009 and 2014, he served as the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Minister of Railways, and Minister of Road Transport and Highways under the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government. Joshi has also served as the two-time president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).

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.

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.

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."

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."

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.

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.

Rajasthan crisis reaches SC, speaker to challenge HC's order

The political crisis of Rajasthan will soon echo in Supreme Court in Delhi as Speaker CP Joshi has decided to approach the top judicial body against the direction, issued to him yesterday by the Rajasthan High Court.

21 Jul 2020

Bharti Airtel

Rajasthan HC reserves order on plea of Sachin Pilot's camp

The Rajasthan High Court will pronounce order on the pleas filed by Sachin Pilot and members of his camp on Friday, the bench said while asking Speaker CP Joshi to not take a decision on their disqualification by then.

20 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

19 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: CM Ashok Gehlot meets MLAs in Jaipur

Marking yet another development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday met his loyalist MLAs in Jaipur.

19 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Assembly session could take place next week

In a new development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will likely call an Assembly session next week with an aim to showcase his government's strength, according to reports.

17 Jul 2020


No action against Pilot camp till Tuesday: Rajasthan-HC to Speaker

The Rajasthan High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices served to them, till Monday.

17 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

15 Jul 2020


Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot served notice, BJP makes move

By sacking Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, whose chief ministerial ambitions threatened the stability of the government in Rajasthan, Congress on Tuesday sparked a showdown that may continue for several days.

04 Jul 2020


World's third largest cricket stadium to be built in Jaipur

One of the world's largest cricket stadiums with a seating capacity of 75,000 will be constructed on the outskirts of Jaipur.

17 Sep 2019


Rajasthan: Setback for Mayawati, all 6 BSP MLAs join Congress

In a big jolt to Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, all six MLAs of her party switched sides in Rajasthan to join the ruling Congress, led by Ashok Gehlot.

26 Nov 2018


#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

The results of polls in five states, namely Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana, will be announced on December 11.

23 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Brahmins know Hinduism: Congress-leader's comments on Modi's caste spark row

Congress has found itself in yet another controversy after senior leader CP Joshi said only Brahmins are learned enough to speak on Hinduism.

02 Mar 2018


Split wide open in Bihar Congress: Infighting escalates

After former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi joined the Mahagathbandhan, four Congress members of legislative council (MLCs) joined the ruling JD(U).

11 Dec 2017


India to host the World Cup in 2023

It is good news for cricket fans in India as the country is all set to host the 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023 and the 2021 Champions Trophy.

08 Sep 2017


Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

Rahul Gandhi recently met 27 Bihar Congress MLAs and about 19 of them recommended that they should break the alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD "for the time being."