Rajasthan Assembly

  • Crime rate declined in State, says Rajasthan government July 22, 2014

    Government on Tuesday informed Rajasthan Assembly that the state has recorded a considerable dip in the overall crime rate in the last one year. Rural Development Minister Gulabchand Kataria intervened in a debate during the Zero Hour and informed the Assembly that the state has registered a decline in the crime...
  • 'Process of redemarcation of panchayats to be completed by Feb 2015' July 19, 2014

    The process of redemarcation of panchayats in the Rajasthan would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister GC Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero...
  • Rajasthan Assembly all set for budget session to start from July 11 June 30, 2014

    All preparations were complete for the budget session of the Rajasthan Assembly scheduled to start from July 11. Assembly Secretary Taufiq Hussain Hashmi chaired a high level meeting of senior officers of all departments, and chairman of boards and corporations, and reviewed the preparations afoot for the second session of the...
  • People should pay heed towards environmental conservation: Kailash Meghwal June 5, 2014

    People should realise their responsibilities about environment and its conservation, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal said on Thursday. The Speaker said this at Ramniwas Bag in Jaipurwhile flagging of a 'Run for Environment' and 'Cycle Rally', on the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday. Meghwal said there was need to...
  • 3 BJP MLAs resign from Rajasthan Assembly May 29, 2014

    Three BJP MLAs on Thursday resigned from Rajasthan Assembly after they were elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. The three MPs Om Birla, Bahadur Koli and Santosh Ahlawat, who were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kota, Bharatpur and Jhunjhunu seats respectively, submitted their resignation to...
  • MLAs elected as MPs yet to resign from Assembly May 28, 2014

    The Rajasthan Assembly has far not received resignations from any of the four MLAs who were elected as MPs in the recentlyconcluded Lok Sabha polls, its Speaker on Wednesday said. "Assembly has not received so far any resignation of four BJP MLAs who were elected as MPs in Lok Sabha polls,...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan industry welcomes state's interim budget February 20, 2014

    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, Chairman...
  • Work on oil refinery, Jaipur Metro Rail to go ahead: Vasundhara Raje February 20, 2014

    The work on the oil refinery andpetrochemical project at Pachpadra and Jaipur Metro Rail,started by the previous Congress government, would continuewith new financial budgets for 201415, Rajasthan ChiefMinister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. The BJP government provided an estimated budget of Rs 402crore in next fiscal year 201415's interim Budget for...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister January 30, 2014

    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 Civil...
  • Vasundhara Raje welcomes Kailash Meghwal, says Speaker is charioteer of democracy January 23, 2014

    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 a...
  • First session of 14th Rajasthan assembly begins on Tuesday January 20, 2014

    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 22, and...
  • BJP Minority Morcha wants to win all LS seats in state under it's 'Mission 25' January 13, 2014

    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 incharges in all districts and 'mandals' in Rajasthan,...
  • Tight security arrangements for Rajasthan Assembly session beginning Jan 21 January 10, 2014

    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 review meeting...
  • Pradhyuman Singh appointed as protem Speaker January 3, 2014

    Senior Congress MLA Pradhyuman Singh has been appointed as protem 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 assist...
  • Ashok Gehlot blames misinformation campaign of BJP for poll debacle December 18, 2013

    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... misinformation...
  • Govt accepts Additional AGs, lawyers' resignation December 18, 2013

    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 stopgap...
  • Mordia resigns as Rajasthan Housing Board over Congress' debacle in polls December 17, 2013

    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 his...
  • Yet another victory for BJP, candidate RS Rathore wins from Churu Assembly seat December 16, 2013

    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 nearest...
  • Vasundhara Raje sworn in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan December 13, 2013

    60yearold 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 swearinginceremony on Janpath in Jaipurwhere tight security arrangements...
  • LIVE: Guests start pouring in as Vasundhara Raje to take oath as Rajasthan CM shortly December 13, 2013

    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 December 13, 2013

    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 adjourned...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary December 11, 2013

    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 be...
  • Vasundhara Raje stakes claim to form government in Rajasthan December 10, 2013

    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 minutes,...
  • BJP's success in Rajasthan is the victory of truth, says Asaram December 10, 2013

    Selfstyled 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 coaccused, Asaram on a...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet Governor on government formation today December 10, 2013

    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 elect...
  • PCC chief Chandrabhan resigns, accepts moral responsibility for defeat December 8, 2013

    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 as...
  • Read: List of candidates who won in Rajasthan December 8, 2013

    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 won Sujangarh...
  • A sad Sunday for Congress, BJP gains power with absolute majorty December 8, 2013

    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 9 constituencies. With...