Ashok Gehlot

  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot 2 days ago

    As Congress bagged three out of the four seats that went to bypolls, former CM Ashok Gehlot took a dig at BJP saying, "Results are not surprising, there is anger among people against govt for not delivering." BJP won just one seat. ...
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail July 26, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • Gehlot slams Raje for accusing his government of financial mismanagement July 15, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has accused the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on the issues of financial management of his former government and about the projects of oil refinery and Jaipur Metro rail. Reacting to Raje's blame in her budget speech on Monday about the financial...
  • Gehlot expresses concern over delay in metro and refinery work June 28, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Saturday expressed concern over the delay in completing the work of a refinery and the city metro, the two most significant projects of the state. "From Rajasthan's economic, social and political point of view, Gehlot has said that to keep pending the work...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands fair probe into 'animal vial' use in Rajasthan June 26, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday demanded from the state government to clarify the facts on the alleged use of animals' antibiotic-injections administered on human being at a Jodhpur government hospital. "The Medical and Health Minister should come forward clarifying the facts and figures on the alleged use of...
  • Union minister Nihal Chand remains defiant even as clamour for his resignation grows June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government from all quarters to drop Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Nihal Chand from the Cabinet after allegations of molestation were levelled against him. The Minister on the other hand, continues to be defiant in the case. Earlier in...
  • FIR against Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in ambulance scam June 11, 2014

    Rajasthan police on Tuesday filed an FIR naming former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and several others over allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs.2.56 crores in operating '108' ambulance service during the previous Congress regime. Former state health minister A A Khan, Karti Chidambaram,...
  • We will review poll debacle in Rajasthan: Gurudas Kamat May 29, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Thursday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees here for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge Gurudas...
  • You will be able to ride the Metro in Jaipur from August May 13, 2014

    Jaipur Metro would most likely start its commercial operations in the Pink City by the end of August this year, official sources said on Tuesday. The trial run of Jaipur Metro will most probably begin in July on its first-phase route from Mansarovar to Chandpole, 10 kms, and the commercial operations...
  • Vasundhara jealous of better financial management during Cong rule: Gehlot May 3, 2014

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje was "jealous" of the "fine" financial management during his tenure and alleged that her government was not executing properly the schemes initiated during his regime. Gehlot alleged people in the state were not getting benefits of free medicine...
  • Gehlot slams BJP, says allegation on Vadra's land deal are bogus April 28, 2014

    Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday slammed BJP over its allegations against Robert Vadra as "bogus and baseless" and said there was no partiality done by his government in any alleged land deal. "BJP's senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad's allegation that the government did partiality with reference to alleged...
  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing April 16, 2014

    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 Wednesday morning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmer and demanded that booths...
  • Expose BJP, Ashok Gehlot tells Congress workers April 8, 2014

    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 other...
  • Expelled leaders should not be taken back in party: Ashok Gehlot April 5, 2014

    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. In his...
  • Raje government not to scrap Gehlot schemes April 5, 2014

    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 Jhunjhunu in support of party candidate Santosh Ahlawat,...
  • State government to provide RO water to rural households at 10 paisa per litre April 4, 2014

    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 has...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections April 3, 2014

    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 March 25, 2014

    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 against...
  • Gehlot expresses grief over former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta's death March 8, 2014

    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 the age...
  • Vasundhra Raje government's 60-days work plan a 'political drama': Ashok Gehlot March 2, 2014

    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 at...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions February 28, 2014

    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 will...
  • Privilege motion: Ashok Gehlot accuses BJP of misleading people February 23, 2014

    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 thinking...
  • Privilege motion against Ashok Gehlot referred to House panel February 22, 2014

    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 him...
  • 92-year-old Veteran Congress leader Parasram Maderna critical February 14, 2014

    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 is...
  • BJP's 60-day work plan an eyewash ahead of LS polls: Sachin Pilot January 31, 2014

    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 reshuffling...
  • Vasundhara Raje remodels erstwhile Cong government's livelihood scheme January 24, 2014

    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 by...
  • BJP misusing social media to mislead the youth: Gehlot January 8, 2014

    Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday alleged that the BJP has been misusing the social media to mislead voters as well as the youth. "BJP has nothing to say or highlight in the name of its achievements so the party is misusing social media to mislead the youth," Gehlot told reporters in Jaipur. "Whatever...