Rajasthan Assembly By-Election 2019: Sachin Pilot Confident Congress Will Win Both Bypoll Seats

Rajasthan Assembly Bypolls: Sachin Pilot said Congress would win both seats – Mandawa and the Khinvsar Jaipur:  Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress unit president Sachin Pilot today exuded confidence that the party will win the by-election in the Mandawa and the Khimsasr Assembly constituencies. Assembly By-elections will be held in the Mandawa (Jhunjhunu) … Read moreRajasthan Assembly By-Election 2019: Sachin Pilot Confident Congress Will Win Both Bypoll Seats

Sachin Pilot dismissive of CM Gehlot `plan’ to appoint more Deputy CMs

Gehlot and Pilot were locked in a contest for the post of chief minister in the state after assembly elections last year. (File) In a dismissive reaction to speculation that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is keen to appoint more deputies, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the state can have five of them as … Read moreSachin Pilot dismissive of CM Gehlot `plan’ to appoint more Deputy CMs

“Rajasthan Can Have 5 Deputy Chief Ministers As Long As…”: Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot’s recent comments have been seen as veiled criticism of Ashok Gehlot. Jaipur:  Responding to speculation that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is keen to appoint more deputies, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the state can have five of them as long as the law and order improves. “If the law and order … Read more“Rajasthan Can Have 5 Deputy Chief Ministers As Long As…”: Sachin Pilot

Instead of criticising, positive suggestions should be given: Sachin Pilot on economic slowdown

Pilot’s comments, however, did not mention any particular person or party. (File Photo) At a time when the country is going through an economic downturn, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot Thursday said that instead of criticising the government one should give positive suggestions to reverse the slowdown. “The first step is to accept reality … Read moreInstead of criticising, positive suggestions should be given: Sachin Pilot on economic slowdown

Sonia Gandhi Asks Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot To Work In Coordination

Sonia Gandhi also discussed the functioning of government in the state (File Photo) New Delhi:  Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot, asking them to work in coordination and not make public statement criticising the state government, sources said. The meeting came in the wake … Read moreSonia Gandhi Asks Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot To Work In Coordination

Sachin Pilot’s Birthday Turns Into Congress Show Of Strength In Rajasthan

Sachin Pilot began his day with prayers at Govind Dev and Tadkeshwar temples in the city. Jaipur:  Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot’s birthday celebrations on Saturday turned into Congress’s show of strength as workers and leaders thronged the party headquarters in Jaipur, while various programmes were organised across the state, signifying a re-galvanising of … Read moreSachin Pilot’s Birthday Turns Into Congress Show Of Strength In Rajasthan

Ahead of CWC meet: Tharoor wants interim chief; Deora proposes Pilot, Scindia for top job

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Milind Deora said that Rahul Gandhi’s decision to quit as the party’s president was unfortunate and he did the best for the party. (Source: File) Hours after the Congress announced that its top decision-making body would meet on August 10, senior leader Shashi Tharoor Sunday said the Congress Working Committee (CWC) should appoint an interim … Read moreAhead of CWC meet: Tharoor wants interim chief; Deora proposes Pilot, Scindia for top job

Congress president: Milind Deora proposes Sachin Pilot or Jyotiraditya Scindia for top job

Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia during the CWC meeting on Sunday. (Express photo/Renuka Puri)

Responding to a question on the party’s indecisiveness regarding the new president, Milind Deora said Congress must respect the faith 13 crore voters have reposed in the party by taking decisive steps.  (Express photo/Renuka Puri) Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora on Sunday proposed the names of Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia for the post of … Read moreCongress president: Milind Deora proposes Sachin Pilot or Jyotiraditya Scindia for top job

“Sachin Pilot Or Jyotiraditya Scindia”: Milind Deora On Congress Chief

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The contribution of the Nehru-Gandhi family to the party was unmatched, Milind Deora said (File) New Delhi:  Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora on Sunday proposed the names of Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia for the post of party’s national president. Mr Deora told PTI that he agreed with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that the … Read more“Sachin Pilot Or Jyotiraditya Scindia”: Milind Deora On Congress Chief

“Me And No Other”: Ashok Gehlot Explains Why He Was Chosen Chief Minister

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“I am aware of people’s faith in me,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said. (PTI) Jaipur:  It was meant to be a routine post-Budget press conference, but Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot delivered another bolt from the blue taking his detractors by surprise. Using the occasion to reiterate his claim to the chief ministership of … Read more“Me And No Other”: Ashok Gehlot Explains Why He Was Chosen Chief Minister

Facing leadership crisis, Sonia Gandhi calls meeting of Congress MPs tomorrow

Following Rahul’s decision to quit the top post, there has been a spate of resignations in Congress. Days after Rahul Gandhi resigned as President of the Congress party, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of party MPs on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. The party is looking for a replacement to helm the … Read moreFacing leadership crisis, Sonia Gandhi calls meeting of Congress MPs tomorrow

Rajasthan local bodies bypoll: Congress wins eight, BJP five seats

The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) raised objections over the affidavits of Congress and AAP candidates in Panaji Assembly bypoll in Goa. The Congress and the BJP won eight and five wards, respectively, in the Nagar Palika and Nagar Parishad by-polls in Rajasthan, the results of which were declared on Wednesday. Polls were held in … Read moreRajasthan local bodies bypoll: Congress wins eight, BJP five seats

Can Rahul emulate Indira to revive Congress?

By Arati R Jerath The Congress is in a curious place. Its president Rahul Gandhi has quit. He walked out of a working committee meeting in a huff on May 25, refused to reconsider his resignation despite pleas and tears (even the usually inscrutable former finance minister P Chidambaram started crying) and has been incommunicado … Read moreCan Rahul emulate Indira to revive Congress?

No dearth of resources for development works in rural areas: Sachin Pilot

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Reviewing schemes of the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department at a meeting here, Pilot directed officials to prepare proposals for new works. (File photo) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot Friday said there will no dearth of resources for development works in rural areas. Reviewing schemes of the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department … Read moreNo dearth of resources for development works in rural areas: Sachin Pilot

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot Together At Iftar As Interview Widens Rift

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If there was any acrimony over Ashok Gehlot’s remarks, it did not show in photos. Jaipur:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot were seen together at an Iftar at the Congress office in Jaipur on Tuesday, on a day Mr Gehlot’s comments exposed a raging feud between the two top leaders. … Read moreAshok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot Together At Iftar As Interview Widens Rift

Sachin Pilot must own up my son’s defeat: Ashok Gehlot

Sachin Pilot must own up my son’s defeat: Ashok Gehlot

Amidst the controversy, Gehlot and Pilot met Tuesday at the iftar party hosted by the state Congress (File) Signalling the widening rift in the Rajasthan Congress, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that Deputy CM and state Congress president Sachin Pilot should take responsibility for his son Vaibhav Gehlot’s defeat from the Jodhpur seat in … Read moreSachin Pilot must own up my son’s defeat: Ashok Gehlot

“Sachin Pilot Should Take Responsibility”: Ashok Gehlot On Son’s Defeat

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Sachin Pilot has refused to comment but has expressed surprise at Ashok Gehlot’s statement. (PTI) New Delhi:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has, for the first time, openly said his deputy Sachin Pilot should take responsibility for his son’s defeat in the national election, in which the Congress couldn’t win a single seat in the … Read more“Sachin Pilot Should Take Responsibility”: Ashok Gehlot On Son’s Defeat

“Why People Chose BJP”: Sachin Pilot Calls For Review Of Rajasthan Loss

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Jaipur:  Congress’s Rajasthan chief Sachin Pilot on Wednesday called for a comprehensive review of the party’s shocking Lok Sabha election loss in the state, months after an impressive win in assembly polls. The party’s state unit also passed a resolution supporting Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and authorising Mr Pilot to revamp the party at the … Read more“Why People Chose BJP”: Sachin Pilot Calls For Review Of Rajasthan Loss

Rajasthan Congress executive committee to meet today

Rajasthan Congress executive committee to meet Wednesday

The meeting will be chaired by PCC chief and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot. (File) The state executive of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee will meet Wednesday and would endorse the CWC resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as party chief and steer the party out of its current state, a top party leader said. The … Read moreRajasthan Congress executive committee to meet today

Rahul Gandhi firm on resignation even as senior leaders rally around him

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The crisis in the Congress showed no signs of easing on Tuesday with Rahul Gandhi sticking to his decision to resign as party chief after its Lok Sabha poll debacle and staying way from meeting party leaders, except a few including his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Sources said … Read moreRahul Gandhi firm on resignation even as senior leaders rally around him

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