Sachin Pilot: News

Sachin Pilot is an Indian National Congress (INC) politician and a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Tonk. He is the son of the late Congress leader, Rajesh Pilot. He did his graduation from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and completed his MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He successfully contested in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from the Dausa constituency, becoming the youngest MP at 26 at the time. In the 2009 General Elections, he contested from the constituency of Ajmer and won, defeating BJP’s Kiran Maheshwari. Pilot served as Minister of State (MoS) for Communications & Information Technology (2009-12) and Corporate Affairs (2012-14) in the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. In the 2014 General Elections, Pilot lost from Ajmer to BJP’s Sanwar Lal Jat. The same year, he was appointed as the chief of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) after the party had suffered defeat in the 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections. Working at the grassroots level, Pilot strengthened his party in the state and led it to victory in the 2018 elections, defeating the BJP. He became the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan but was sacked from the post in 2020 for alleged anti-party activities.

07 May 2024

Shekhar Suman

Actor Shekhar Suman, ex-Congress leader Radhika Khera join BJP

Actor and TV personality Shekhar Suman and former Congress leader Radhika Khera, on Tuesday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at its headquarters in New Delhi.

06 May 2024

Congress Party

Radhika Khera's big charge against Congress, day after quitting

A day after her resignation from the Congress, Radhika Khera claimed on Monday that despite her repeated alerts to the party's top leadership about mistreatment within the Chhattisgarh unit, she received no assistance.

25 Apr 2024

Ashok Gehlot

'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

Ashok Gehlot

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.

26 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Congress promises to scrap Agnipath scheme if voted to power

The Congress on Monday vowed to eliminate the controversial Agnipath military recruitment scheme and restore the previous armed services recruitment system if voted to power in the 2024 elections.

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP enters 'mission mode'; Congress gets makeover

Riding on recent assembly election wins, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made some key decisions at its recent national office-bearers' meeting.

01 Nov 2023

Farooq Abdullah

Who is Sara Abdullah, the ex-wife of Sachin Pilot?

Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot, on Tuesday, filed his nomination for the upcoming assembly elections from Tonk.

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.

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

Ashok Gehlot

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.

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.

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.

20 Aug 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress reconstitutes CWC; Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot among panel members

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday reportedly reconstituted the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

24 Jul 2023

Ashok Gehlot

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.

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


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.

11 Jun 2023


'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.

10 Jun 2023

Ashok Gehlot

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


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.

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

Ashok Gehlot

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

Sonia Gandhi

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.

13 Apr 2023

Ashok Gehlot

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

Ashok Gehlot

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

Ashok Gehlot

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Nov 2022


Rift widens in Rajasthan Congress as Gehlot calls Pilot 'gaddar'

After Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot launched a full-blown attack on the purported second-in-command of the state's Congress unit, Sachin Pilot, calling him a traitor—to fizzle out his chief ministerial claim—the latter has hit back, saying it was unbecoming of the veteran to make such remarks.

24 Nov 2022

Ashok Gehlot

'Traitor can't be CM': Ashok Gehlot on Sachin Pilot

As Sachin Pilot loyalists continue to push the Congress high command to make him Rajasthan's chief minister, his rival and incumbent CM Ashok Gehlot said, "A gaddar (traitor) cannot be chief minister."

02 Nov 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Follow discipline: Gehlot after Pilot calls PM Modi's praise 'interesting'

In a veiled attack at fellow party leader and rival Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said that "everyone" should follow discipline.

02 Oct 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot's dig at Pilot: 'Few MLAs sitting with Amit Shah'

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made a jab at his adversary Sachin Pilot on Sunday, claiming that Congress MLAs in the state believed it was better to rebel than accept "others" as chief minister.

28 Sep 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Have faith in Sonia Gandhi: Rajasthan CM Gehlot tells MLAs

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday held a crucial 'confidence building meeting' with Congress lawmakers, including ministers, at his residence urging them to have faith in Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

After Rajasthan drama, will Ashok Gehlot quit Congress president race?

A front-runner in the Congress president race, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is likely to drop out soon, reports said on Monday.

26 Sep 2022


Rajasthan: 90+ Gehlot loyalists resign to stop Pilot's CM bid

The political crisis in Rajasthan worsened late on Sunday after an unsuccessful Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting as MLAs loyal to CM Ashok Gehlot kicked up a storm over the possibility of Sachin Pilot succeeding him.

15 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Sachin Pilot detained; police forcibly enter Congress headquarters

High drama was witnessed at the Congress headquarters as party leader Sachin Pilot was detained by the Delhi Police even as the Congress alleged that Delhi Police personnel forcibly entered its Akbar Road campus and beat-up party workers and leaders on Wednesday.

28 Apr 2022


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.

22 Nov 2021


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.

21 Nov 2021


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.

27 Aug 2021


Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot undergoes angioplasty in Jaipur

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

25 Aug 2021


Government giving assets to private sector at throwaway prices: Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot lashed out at the Centre on Wednesday over its asset monetization program, saying the central government should help the poor and the middle class instead of giving away the assets created in the past 70 years to the private sector at throwaway prices.

24 Aug 2021


BJP's Yatra amid price rise, border threats beyond comprehension: Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said it is beyond comprehension that the BJP is seeking people's blessings through "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" when the prices of petrol and diesel have crossed Rs. 100-mark and China and Pakistan are "attacking" India at its borders.

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.

09 Jun 2021


Rajasthan: Congress internal crisis resurfaces; Pilot unhappy with high command

The internal political crisis within the ruling Congress party in Rajasthan has once again come to the fore.

25 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.