Articles about Sachin Pilot

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.

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.

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 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.

Government giving assets to private sector at throwaway prices: Pilot

25 Aug 2021

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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.

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

24 Aug 2021

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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.

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

25 Jul 2021

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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.

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

09 Jun 2021

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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.

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

09 Dec 2020

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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.

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

25 Aug 2020

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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.

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

18 Aug 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

11 Aug 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Politics
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

Politics
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

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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

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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

Politics
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

Politics
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

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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

Politics
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

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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

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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

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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

22 Jul 2020

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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.

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

21 Jul 2020

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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.

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

20 Jul 2020

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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.

Rajasthan crisis: CM Ashok Gehlot meets MLAs in Jaipur

19 Jul 2020

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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.

Rajasthan crisis: Assembly session could take place next week

19 Jul 2020

Politics
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.

Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

18 Jul 2020

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Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

In what marked BJP's full-blown entry into the raging political crisis in Rajasthan, the party on Saturday held a press conference demanding a CBI probe to know if phones of leaders were being tapped.

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

17 Jul 2020

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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.

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

17 Jul 2020

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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.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

16 Jul 2020

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Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

The rift between rebel Sachin Pilot and his party Congress widened as the former approached Rajasthan High Court challenging Speaker CP Joshi's disqualification notice, that was served on Wednesday.

Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

15 Jul 2020

Politics
Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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