Ashok Gehlot

  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing 16-04-2014 11:42 PM

    With hours left for voting, ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with complaint accusing the state police of harassing his supporters early on Wednesdaymorning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmerand demanded that...
  • Expose BJP, Ashok Gehlot tells Congress workers 08-04-2014 12:15 PM

    Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, currently in-charge of Gujarat Congress, on Monday accused BJP of misleading people by including schemes already implemented by the UPA government in its manifesto. He asked the Congress workers to expose the BJP. "Though BJP always tries hard to establish themselves as different from...
  • Expelled leaders should not be taken back in party: Ashok Gehlot 05-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Taking a different stand from his party, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said that those who leave the party should not be taken back. Gehlot begged to differ from Congress' Rajasthan unit which was planning to reinduct some partymen who had turned rebellious and were expelled from the party....
  • Raje government not to scrap Gehlot schemes 05-04-2014 12:10 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said that the welfare schemes launched by the previous Congress government would not be discontinued, but necessary changes, if required, would be made to make the schemes more beneficial for the people. Addressing a public rally in Jhunjhunuin support of party candidate Santosh...
  • State government to provide RO water to rural households at 10 paisa per litre 04-04-2014 10:40 PM

    The Rajasthan government will provide RO (reverse osmosis)purified drinking water to rural households this summer at 10 paisa per liter, an official said on Friday. The state government will set up 1,000 RO plants under a scheme to provide clean drinking water to the rural areas. The villages where water...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections 03-04-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has reallocated work ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as the Congress's new media in-charge. Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been made incharge of Gujarat, while Union Minister Kumari Selja has been...
  • BJP's Sonaram files nomination from Barmer 25-03-2014 04:23 PM

    BJP candidate Sonaram on Tuesday filed nomination papers from Barmer constituency in Rajasthan. He presented two sets of nominations, District Collector Bhanu Prakash told PTI. Backed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Sonaram was given ticket by the party instead of veteran Jaswant Singh. The former Congress MLA had been vocal...
  • Gehlot expresses grief over former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta's death 08-03-2014 03:41 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief on the death of former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta. Gehlot in a condolence message said that excellent services by Mehta in the field of diplomacy and education would always be remembered. Mehta, a Padama Bhushan Awardee, passed away at...
  • Vasundhra Raje government's 60-days work plan a 'political drama': Ashok Gehlot 02-03-2014 06:47 PM

    The Opposition in Rajasthan has termed the chief minister Vasundhra Raje's 60-days work plan to take the government to people as mere "political drama". A statement by former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said Raje's government machinery was camped in Bharatpur division for 10 days but the actual camp was held...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions 28-02-2014 07:49 AM

    After successful tour of Bharatpur division to hear the people's grievances, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said her government would also reach out to the people of other divisions of the state. "After the 'Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep)' programme is held in all divisions, we...
  • Privilege motion: Ashok Gehlot accuses BJP of misleading people 23-02-2014 03:45 PM

    Hitting back at BJP for moving a privilege motion against him in the Rajasthan Assembly, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday alleged that the ruling party was "misleading" the people by "misinterpreting" his budget ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. "The BJP government wants to mislead the people into...
  • Privilege motion against Ashok Gehlot referred to House panel 22-02-2014 05:30 PM

    Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal has referred to the House's privileges committee the breach of privilege motion against former Congress chief minister Ashok Gehlot for allegedly misrepresenting figures in the last budget. BJP MLA Rao Rajendra Singh had moved the breach of privilege motion against Gehlot on Thursday after accusing...
  • 92-year-old Veteran Congress leader Parasram Maderna critical 14-02-2014 03:24 PM

    Senior Congress and former Assembly Speaker Parasram Maderna has been put on ventilator support following respiratory failure, sources said. The 92-year-old Jat leader was rushed to SMS Hospital here after he complained of swollen legs and stomach two days back. He was shifted to the ICU on Thursday night and...
  • BJP's 60-day work plan an eyewash ahead of LS polls: Sachin Pilot 31-01-2014 07:52 AM

    Reacting to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's adverse remarks on oil refinery and metro rail projects in the Assembly, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said the BJP government's 60-day work "yojna" (plan) was mere a showcase and eyewash ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. "By modulating the language and...
  • Vasundhara Raje remodels erstwhile Cong government's livelihood scheme 24-01-2014 10:06 AM

    After storming back to power in the recent Assembly elections, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday dropped a livelihood scheme of the previous Congress government saying it could not create jobs in last five years and replaced it with a new one. A meeting of the state cabinet, chaired...
  • BJP misusing social media to mislead the youth: Gehlot 08-01-2014 09:00 AM

    Former Rajasthan Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot on Tuesday alleged that the BJP has been misusing thesocial media to mislead voters as well as the youth."BJP has nothing to say or highlight in the name of itsachievements so the party is misusing social media to mislead theyouth," Gehlot told reporters in Jaipur....
  • Raje government announes pension for MISA detainees 04-01-2014 09:59 AM

    The Rajasthan government on Friday announced the relaunch of a scheme in which the state will give pension to those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Raje had announced...
  • Ashok Gehlot gives pep talk to party workers, challenges Vasundhara Raje 26-12-2013 08:20 AM

    In a bid to boost Congress workers' morale in Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot slammed the working of Vasundhara Raje government and blamed the debacle in elections on external factors including the social media. In his first address to workers after the polls, Gehlot challenged Raje to initiate an inquiry into the...
  • Review of Gehlot government's discretionary decisions begin 24-12-2013 11:30 PM

    A cabinet sub-committee appointed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje started reviewing the erstwhile Congress government's "discretionary decisions", and directed department heads to identify such projects and inform the Chief Secretary about them. The sub-committee has asked the heads of six departments (names not to be revealed) to find out discretionary...
  • Former Rajasthan Agriculture minister Harjiram Burdak dies 20-12-2013 12:17 PM

    A former Rajasthan Agriculture minister Harjiram Burdak died in Jaipur on Friday. 84-year-old Burdak, ill for some time and admitted to SMS hospital, breathed his last past midnight, family sources said. Burdak, a six-time MLA, was a cabinet minister in Ashok Gehlot government and had contested the recently held Assembly...
  • Ashok Gehlot blames misinformation campaign of BJP for poll debacle 18-12-2013 02:57 PM

    Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday blamed the "misinformation campaign" of the BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi, for his party's rout in the recent Assembly elections in the desert state. "No one whether it was Narendra Modi or the local leaders of BJP, could counter our development plank......
  • Vasundhara Raje sworn in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan 13-12-2013 01:56 PM

    60-year-old Vasundhara Raje,who belongs to the royal Scindia familyof Gwalior and married in Rajasthan,was on Friday sworn in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan in the presence of several BJP stalwarts. She was administered the oath of office andsecrecy by Governor Margaret Alvaduring a grand swearing-inceremony on Janpath in Jaipurwhere tight...
  • LIVE: Guests start pouring in as Vasundhara Raje to take oath as Rajasthan CM shortly 13-12-2013 09:52 AM

    Vasundhara Raje will take oath as Rajasthan Chief Minister on December 13. She met Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday and staked claim to form the government in the state. This would be second time that BJP leader Raje is to be the chief minister of the state. Her first chief...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje storms to power, credits Narendra Modi 09-12-2013 09:30 AM

    Jaipur: Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party stormed to power with three-fourth majority in Rajasthan. Raje who was the Chief Minister between 2003 to 2008 has given most of the credit to the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for her victory. Modi addressed 22 rallies in the state with massive...
  • Rajasthan: Gehlot quits, says factors for defeat to be analysed 08-12-2013 09:50 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday night resigned after the Congress was dislodged from power in the state but said his party would continue to work for welfare of the people. The Congress would analyse factors that led to party's drubbing in the state, he told reporters after...
  • Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje-led BJP storms to power with 3/4th majority 08-12-2013 08:00 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan was awash with the lotus of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Vasundhara Raje led the party to a historic win in Rajasthan and routed the Congress regime. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Vasundhara Raje...
  • Ashok Gehlot concedes defeat, Raje credits 'Modi factor' for win 08-12-2013 02:43 PM

    As the latest trends reflected BJP's win in Rajasthan and the party workers and supporters took to the roads to celebrate a yet-to-be-announced-victory, a confident Vasundhara Raje attributed the success to none other than the Narendra Modi factor. "We will form government in Rajasthan. I dedicate my victory to people...
  • A grand return to power for Vasundhara Raje 08-12-2013 02:38 PM

    Jaipur: Vasundhara Raje, who failed fiveyears ago on account of infighting in BJP, reinvented herselfand galvanised the cadre to spearhead her party's spectacularcomeback to power in Rajasthan. 60-year-old Raje, who belongs to the royal Scindia familyof Gwalior and married in Rajasthan, had even once threatenedto quit the party. But then...
  • No more blame-game! It's time for self-introspection for Gehlot 08-12-2013 01:20 PM

    With the latest trend in Assembly Polls it's transparent that BJP will lead Rajasthan with massive number of seats against the ruling Congress. And now when Congress is all set to lose, who shall than be blamed? Narendra Modi? Vansundhara Raje? Congress' rallies against BJP, double anti-incumbency against central and...