Sachin Pilot

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On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

14 Feb 2020

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Kota hospital: Rajasthan Deputy CM slams CM after 107 deaths

04 Jan 2020

Kota hospital: Rajasthan Deputy CM slams CM after 107 deaths

On Saturday morning, another infant died at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, taking the death toll in nearly a month to 107.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot blames Sachin Pilot for his son's defeat

04 Jun 2019

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot blames Sachin Pilot for his son's defeat

They say, success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. The same holds true for the Rajasthan unit of Congress.

Congress v/s Congress in MP: Pressure on CM Kamal Nath

27 May 2019

Congress v/s Congress in MP: Pressure on CM Kamal Nath

In December'18, Congress defeated BJP in Madhya Pradesh, albeit by a thin margin. The win made senior leader Kamal Nath the Chief Minister of the central state.

Pakistan hasn't created environment for dialogue: Scindia on ongoing tensions

01 Mar 2019

Pakistan hasn't created environment for dialogue: Scindia on ongoing tensions

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia gave his opinion on the current Indo-Pak situation on Friday and said Pakistan hasn't created a safe atmosphere for talks.

Farmers' issue, job creation top Rajasthan government agenda: Sachin Pilot

25 Dec 2018

Farmers' issue, job creation top Rajasthan government agenda: Sachin Pilot

Having announced loan waiver for farmers, the Rajasthan government will soon roll out some other measures to enhance the ecosystem for the farming community, and for the youth in need of jobs, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said.

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

17 Dec 2018

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot took the oath for Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a short while ago at Albert Hall. He will be the 14th CM of the state, succeeding BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot to be CM; Sachin Pilot, his deputy

14 Dec 2018

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot to be CM; Sachin Pilot, his deputy

Ashok Gehlot has been chosen as the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan, and Sachin Pilot has agreed to be his deputy, NDTV has reported.

#MadhyaPradeshElections: After discussions, Indira's 'third' son Kamal Nath becomes CM

14 Dec 2018

#MadhyaPradeshElections: After discussions, Indira's 'third' son Kamal Nath becomes CM

Two days after the nail-biting contest between Congress and BJP at assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, the winning grand old party has picked Kamal Nath as the new Chief Minister of the central state.

Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists

13 Dec 2018

Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists

After scooping three major states from Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, the Congress high command has another Herculean task at hand: choosing Chief Ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Things to know about Sachin Pilot, Congress' star in Rajasthan

12 Dec 2018

Things to know about Sachin Pilot, Congress' star in Rajasthan

On Tuesday, Congress won 99 seats in Rajasthan ousting Vasundhara Raje government from the state as the BJP won only 73 seats. The desert state cast its vote for 199 assembly seats on December 7.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

The results of assembly elections of five states, dubbed as the big semifinal before India votes in 2019, has brought immense joy to Congress.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress-leaders celebrate probable wins, gloom takes over BJP

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress-leaders celebrate probable wins, gloom takes over BJP

Celebrations have taken over Congress offices in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, as the trends of election results have shown the party is performing well in these crucial states.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress leads in 3 states, big blow to BJP

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Congress leads in 3 states, big blow to BJP

The Hindi heartland has not brought good news for BJP as it might lose power in three important states, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Sachin Pilot scheduled to arrive in Delhi

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Sachin Pilot scheduled to arrive in Delhi

In Rajasthan, Congress will return to power after sitting in opposition for five years, early trends suggest.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Counting of votes for five states begins

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Counting of votes for five states begins

Before India votes in 2019 to choose the next government, the political parties threw their weight in five states, the counting of whose polls started a short while ago.

#RoadTo2019: After high-voltage campaigns, Rajasthan and Telangana cast votes

07 Dec 2018

#RoadTo2019: After high-voltage campaigns, Rajasthan and Telangana cast votes

In what qualifies as an epic finale for the elections in five states, Rajasthan and Telangana went to polls on Friday to choose the next government.

Rajasthan: Congress-worker forced to apologize by rubbing nose on ground

29 Nov 2018

Rajasthan: Congress-worker forced to apologize by rubbing nose on ground

Four men, who had forced a Congress worker to rub his nose on the ground after his vehicle splashed mud on them, were made to apologize after villagers intervened in Rajasthan's Dungarpur district.

Rajasthan polls: Congress manifesto covers farm-loan waivers, free girl education

29 Nov 2018

Rajasthan polls: Congress manifesto covers farm-loan waivers, free girl education

Loan waiver to farmers, free education to girls, unemployment allowance of up to Rs. 3,500 to educated youth are among the promises Rajasthan Congress has made in its election manifesto released in Jaipur today.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot finds support in erstwhile royal-family of Tonk

22 Nov 2018

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot finds support in erstwhile royal-family of Tonk

The erstwhile royal family of Tonk has extended support to Congress candidate Sachin Pilot, who is contesting the upcoming Assembly election from Tonk constituency in Rajasthan.

BJP, Cong field 11 turncoats for Rajasthan Assembly elections

21 Nov 2018

BJP, Cong field 11 turncoats for Rajasthan Assembly elections

The ruling BJP and the Congress in Rajasthan have fielded 11 turncoats for the December 7 Assembly polls, hoping that the "parachute" candidates will shine for them.

#RoadTo2019: Before Rajasthan elections, BJP leader joins Congress

14 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: Before Rajasthan elections, BJP leader joins Congress

In a major blow to BJP, just days before Rajasthan polls, Harish Meena has ditched the saffron party to join Congress.

Shekhawat accuses Congress of selling election tickets in poll-bound Rajasthan

07 Nov 2018

Shekhawat accuses Congress of selling election tickets in poll-bound Rajasthan

Ahead of ticket distribution in poll-bound Rajasthan, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Tuesday accused Congress of selling election tickets for money.

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

12 Oct 2018

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

Joining BJP was big-mistake, says Jaswant Singh's son after quitting

23 Sep 2018

Joining BJP was big-mistake, says Jaswant Singh's son after quitting

In a major blow to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, lawmaker Manvendra Singh quit the Bharatiya Janta Party on Saturday and called joining the party a big mistake.

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

23 Aug 2018

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

20 Aug 2018

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi today led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary.

RaGa arrives in Jaipur, to hold road-show, meeting with leaders

11 Aug 2018

RaGa arrives in Jaipur, to hold road-show, meeting with leaders

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Jaipur today on a one-day visit to launch the party's election campaign for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan.

Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress

26 May 2018

Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Congress

The Congress said today that the government should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of "showing fitness", apparently referring to Union Ministers and BJP leaders posting videos of their workouts on social media.

According to Rajasthan-book, Bal Gangadhar Tilak is 'Father of Terrorism'

12 May 2018

According to Rajasthan-book, Bal Gangadhar Tilak is 'Father of Terrorism'

A class 8 reference book in Rajasthan describes revolutionary freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak as 'father of terrorism'.

Congress' new "secret talent hunt" to find young regional leaders

12 Apr 2018

Congress' new "secret talent hunt" to find young regional leaders

A prime factor that has held Congress back is its lack of young regional leaders, and the Grand Old Party knows it.

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

22 Feb 2018

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.

Bypolls results: Congress wins in Rajasthan; TMC in Bengal

01 Feb 2018

Bypolls results: Congress wins in Rajasthan; TMC in Bengal

It seems Congress's fortunes are changing. In Rajasthan, in a semi-final election of sorts before the state assembly polls, Congress won the LS constituency seats of Alwar and Ajmer and the Mandalgarh Assembly seat.

Rajasthan, Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for Mamata and Raje

29 Jan 2018

Rajasthan, Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for Mamata and Raje

India's two women CMs from rival parties, WB CM Mamata Banerjee and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, face an acid test on their respective home turfs before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Will Rahul be able to revive Congress, as its president?

07 Dec 2017

Will Rahul be able to revive Congress, as its president?

After a 19-year Congress presidency, Sonia Gandhi is making way for heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi.

Amid protests, Rajasthan government shields public servants' investigation through bill

23 Oct 2017

Amid protests, Rajasthan government shields public servants' investigation through bill

Despite opposition's protests led by the Congress party, the Rajasthan government tabled the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, which amends the Criminal Code of Procedure, 1973.

Rajasthan imposes restrictions on investigation of public servants

21 Oct 2017

Rajasthan imposes restrictions on investigation of public servants

Rajasthan has placed stringent restrictions on investigating and reporting allegations against present and former public servants.

Congress: Anyone can fight Rahul for Congress' president post

05 Oct 2017

Congress: Anyone can fight Rahul for Congress' president post

As Congress faces criticism over dynastic politics and for not allowing other people to stake claim to Congress' president post, its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that leaders wishing to challenge Rahul Gandhi for the post are welcome to file nominations.