Rajasthan Assembly

  • 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...
  • Rajasthan industry welcomes state's interim budget 20-02-2014 09:18 PM

    Trade and industry bodies om Thursday welcomed the interim budget of Rajasthan, saying that thegovernment has focused on fiscal consolidation. "The focus of the chief minister to keep fiscal eficitbelow 3 per cent, checking the fiscal deficit at 2.86 per centfor the current fiscal year is really commendable," Ratnesh PKashyap,...
  • Work on oil refinery, Jaipur Metro Rail to go ahead: Vasundhara Raje 20-02-2014 06:32 PM

    The work on the oil refinery andpetro-chemical project at Pachpadra and Jaipur Metro Rail,started by the previous Congress government, would continuewith new financial budgets for 2014-15, Rajasthan ChiefMinister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. The BJP government provided an estimated budget of Rs 402crore in next fiscal year 2014-15's interim Budget...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister 30-01-2014 08:33 AM

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and...
  • Vasundhara Raje welcomes Kailash Meghwal, says Speaker is charioteer of democracy 23-01-2014 09:22 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday said the ruling party and the Opposition were two wheels of the chariot called democracy, and the Assembly Speaker "is the charioteer". In her congratulation message on the election of Kailash Meghwal as the Assembly Speaker, Raje told the House that he had...
  • First session of 14th Rajasthan assembly begins on Tuesday 20-01-2014 08:16 PM

    The first session of the 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly will begin in Jaipur on Tuesday. The session will begin with Protem Speaker Pradhyuman Singh administering oath of office to 200 new members, Parliamentary Affairs Minister RS Rathore said on Monday. The election of new Speaker will take place on January...
  • BJP Minority Morcha wants to win all LS seats in state under it's 'Mission 25' 13-01-2014 09:18 AM

    Overwhelmed by the success of BJP in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan, its Minority Morcha (MM) has decided to undertake a "Mission 25" to win all 25 seats in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Minority Morcha will appoint its in-charges in all districts and 'mandals' in...
  • Tight security arrangements for Rajasthan Assembly session beginning Jan 21 10-01-2014 05:09 PM

    Elaborate security arrangements will be made for the first session of Rajasthan Assembly beginning from January 21. Adequate number of security personnel will be guarding the building, which will be checked by bomb disposal and dog squads on a daily basis during the session. The information was given during a...
  • Pradhyuman Singh appointed as pro-tem Speaker 03-01-2014 05:47 PM

    Senior Congress MLA Pradhyuman Singh has been appointed as pro-tem speaker of the 14th Rajasthan Assembly which will have its first session from January 21. Singh will administer oath to the newly elected MLAs. Three other MLAs - Sunder Lal, Ghanshyam Tiwari and Narayan Singh, have also been appointed to...
  • 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......
  • Govt accepts Additional AGs, lawyers' resignation 18-12-2013 12:31 AM

    The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday acceptedthe resignations of Additional Advocate Generals andgovernment lawyers who put in their papers after the change ofguard in the state.After the BJP formed the government following its victoryin the recent assembly polls, the legal officials hadsubmitted their resignations but authorities had asked them tomake stop-gap...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls 17-12-2013 04:40 PM

    Chairman of Rajasthan Housing BoardParasram Mordia has resigned from his post in the wake ofCongress' debacle in the assembly polls, official sources said on Tuesday. In his resignation sent to the Urban DevelopmentDepartment on Monday night, Mordia said since the BJP formed thenew government in the state, he was tendering...
  • Yet another victory for BJP, candidate RS Rathore wins from Churu Assembly seat 15-12-2013 08:48 PM

    BJP candidate RS Rathore has won assembly elections from Churu seat, wherevoting was held on December 13 andcounting took place early on Monday.An estimated 78.55 per cent voters exercised their franchise for the seat on December 13. He was leadingin Churu Assembly constituency by a margin of 9,333 votesagainst his...
  • 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...
  • Polling for Churu Assembly seat to begin today 12-12-2013 10:27 AM

    Polling for Churu assembly seat in Rajasthan is scheduled to begin on Friday after campaigning in the area ended on Wednesday evening. Out of 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, voting was held for 199 on December 1 and the results were declared on December 8. Polling for Churu constituency was...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary 11-12-2013 09:54 AM

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would...
  • Vasundhara Raje stakes claim to form government in Rajasthan 10-12-2013 12:26 PM

    BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday called on Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva to stake claim to form the government following her party's landslide win in the Assembly polls. She was accompanied by the party MLA Gulabchand Kataria and two other party leaders. The meeting lasted for a few...
  • BJP's success in Rajasthan is the victory of truth, says Asaram 10-12-2013 10:26 AM

    Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, lodged in a jail in Jodhpur in connection with the sexual assault on a minor girl, on Monday termed BJP's success in the Rajasthan Assembly elections as the "victory of truth". While coming out of a local court on Monday along with four co-accused, Asaram on...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet Governor on government formation today 10-12-2013 09:33 AM

    Vasundhara Raje has been elected the BJP legislature party leader in Rajasthan and she will meet Governor Margaret Alva on Tuesday to stake claim to form the next state government. At a meeting in Jaipur on Monday, BJP MLAs unanimously passed a proposal of senior party MLA Gulabchand Kataria to...
  • PCC chief Chandrabhan resigns, accepts moral responsibility for defeat 08-12-2013 04:17 PM

    Accepting moral responsibility for defeat of ruling Congress in Rajasthan, PCC chief Chandrabhan on Sunday resigned. Chandrabhan, who contested the assembly election from Mandawa in Jhunjhunu and was trailing at fourth position, tendered his resignation to the AICC President Sonia Gandhi. "He accepted moral responsibility for the defeat and resigned...
  • Read: List of candidates who won in Rajasthan 08-12-2013 04:14 PM

    BJP candidate Sukhram won Merta (SC) seat of Nagaur district against Laxman Ram of the Congress by a margin of 35,549 votes. Congress candidate Bhanwar Lal won Sardarshahar seat of Churu district by defeating nearest rival Ashok Kumar of the BJP by a margin of 7,057 votes. BJP candidate Khemaram...
  • A sad Sunday for Congress, BJP gains power with absolute majorty 08-12-2013 03:57 PM

    On a super Sunday BJP ended up with absolute majority in Rajasthan. BJP made a landslide victory where it won 162 seats, while ruling Congress collapsed in just 21. National People's Party candidates have won 4 seats whereas BSP has won 3 seats and the Independent candidates have won in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress disappointed with trends of Assembly polls 08-12-2013 12:02 PM

    As the results of battle for the states show a comfortable win for BJP with leads of 136 seats in Rajasthan, 31 seats in Delhi and 143 seats in Madhya Pradesh,Congress on Sunday voiceddisappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections withthe party's poor performance. "We are disappointed," party spokesman...
  • SUVs, stay arrangements ready for new MLAs 08-12-2013 10:41 AM

    Forty-two SUVs have been kept ready for new ministers in Rajasthan while accommodation arrangements for 199 MLAs have also been made, a senior official said on Sunday. "We have made temporary arrangements for the stay of MLAs in Circuit House, Officers' Training School, Panchayati Raj Bhawan and Indira Gandhi Canal...
  • As BJP crosses 100 mark, supporters burst firecrackers at party headquarters 08-12-2013 10:00 AM

    As BJP crosses 100 mark, party supporters confident of Narendra Modi and Vasundhara Raje's win in the state have been seen rejoicing on Sunday. As the counting is still underway, the figures have left the party confident of winning Rajasthan assembly elections. On Sunday, BJP workers reached party headquarters with...
  • Rajasthan assembly elections 2013 results LIVE: Vasundhara Raje bags Jhalrapatan seat 08-12-2013 07:24 AM

    Fate of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Opposition BJP's state president Vasundhara Raje and 2087 other contestants in the state will be known soon as counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly polls began around 8 AM on Sunday. Counting would start at sharp eight in the morning in...