JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday termed the Centre's decision to probe three Nehru-Gandhi family linked trusts, including the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, as a “clear case of political vendetta”. "The decision by MHA to probe three Gandhi family trusts related to INC is clearly a case of political vendetta. NDA Govt can't digest INC raising the issue of the need for transparency in the PM Cares Fund. The action against the three trusts is a direct result of this," he said in a tweet. The decision by MHA to probe three Gandhi family trusts related to INC is clearly a case of political vendetta.NDA… https://t.co/3L5smBW8yr— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) 1594200781000"It is yet another tactic to try to silence the
JAIPUR: In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rajasthan government on Saturday, July 4, decided to cancel all graduation and Postgraduation examination for all the colleges, universities and technical education institutes for the academic year 2019-20. The state government has decided to promote students to the successive class without examinations. "The process to determine marks of the students and the promotion to the next class will be decided after examining the guidelines which will be issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)," the state government said. राज्य सरकार ने कोरोना महामारी के संक्रमण की स्थिति के मद्देनजर इस वर्ष प्रदेश के सभी विश्वविद्यालयों, महाविद्यालयों… https://t.co/AfseP48O0C— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) 1593882685000 The decision is applicable to both private and public institutes. As per MHRD
JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said66274834Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have made a statement about the India-China stand-off in his address to the nation. He, however, welcomed the step to extend free ration distribution till November. "Extension of free ration till November end is a welcome step. But so far not much has been done to create demand-oriented initiatives which will eventually help in reviving the economy, including Direct Cash Transfer," Gehlot said in a tweet. "Moreover, Hon'ble PM should have made a statement on the India-China stand off as Nation deserves to know the reality,” he said. Gehlot added that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been, in the interest of t people, demanding that the Centre
JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have made a statement about the India-China stand-off in his address to the nation. He, however, welcomed the step to extend free ration distribution till November. "Extension of free ration till November end is a welcome step. But so far not much has been done to create demand- oriented initiatives which will eventually help in reviving the economy, including Direct Cash Transfer," Gehlot said in a tweet. "Moreover, Hon'ble PM should have made a statement on the India-China stand off as Nation deserves to know the reality,” he said. Gehlot added that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been, in the interest of t people, demanding that
JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw his statement, made at an all-party meeting on June 19, in which he said that "neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured". "At Opposition's meeting, the Prime Minister said that China did not intrude into our land and capture any post. He has done a blunder. He knowingly or unknowingly gave a certificate to China, which it wanted. This was not required. He should withdraw his statement," Gehlot said in a video conference on Sunday while commenting the violent face-off between troops of India and China. At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the clash. "He is
JAIPUR: Reacting sharply to Amit Shah's remarks on the Congress on the 45th anniversary of Emergency, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot accused the home minister along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hijacking" the BJP and NDA government with no breather for other leaders. Gehlot said that BJP leaders are "not fit to question" the democratic values of Congress and Congress Working Committee (CWC). "It is shocking that apart from three-four ministers, the public does not even know who all are there in Modi's cabinet. Amit Shah along with Modi has hijacked the BJP and NDA government with no breather for other leaders. They are not fit to question the democratic values of Congress Party and CWC," Gehlot said in
NEW DELHI: Lashing out at Union home minister Amit Shah for targeting the Congress, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot asked why there is no one beyond Prime Minister Narendra Modi and him in the BJP. Attacking the Congress on the 45th anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency in the country earlier in the day, home minister Amit Shah in a series of tweets had said its party leaders are feeling “suffocated" and the party's disconnect with people keeps widening. In an apparent reference to the Gandhi family, Shah had alleged that "interests of one family" took precedence over the party and nation and questioned why the 'Emergency mindset' still exists in it. Responding to the criticism, Gehlot said Amit
NEW DELHI: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday urged Rahul Gandhi to retake the leadership of the Congress, triggering a chorus in the apex Congress Working Committee meeting, which also witnessed a debate about party leaders, including seniors, not lending their weight to the Gandhi scion-led aggression against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gehlot argued that country was facing serious challenges and it was time for Rahul to provide leadership to the party and the opposition in taking on the BJP regime. Former CM Harish Rawat as well as Youth Congress chief BV Srinivas seconded the demand, with more members joining in. Interestingly, Rahul, who resigned as party chief after the 2019 election debacle, did not rebuff the demand though he
NEW DELHI: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday urged Rahul Gandhi to retake the leadership of the Congress, triggering a chorus in the apex Congress Working Committee meeting which also witnessed a debate about party leaders, including seniors, not lending their weight to the Gandhi scion-led aggression against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gehlot argued that country was facing serious challenges and it was time for Rahul to provide leadership to the party and the opposition in taking on the BJP regime. Former CM Harish Rawat as well as Youth Congress chief B V Srinivas seconded the demand, with more members joining in. Interestingly, Rahul, who resigned as party chief after the 2019 election debacle, did not rebuff the demand though
JAIPUR: In an apparent reference to the allegations that the BJP tried to poach Congress MLAs before the Rajya Sabha polls, Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot said the victory of his party's two candidates has shown that whatever said then was "baseless". Ahead of the June 19 elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in the state, chief minister Ashok Gehlot and other Congress leaders, including Rajasthan government's chief whip Mahesh Joshi, had alleged that the BJP was trying to poach their MLAs. The Congress had also shifted its MLAs to a Jaipur resort for over a week. In the elections, Congress candidates K C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi and the BJP's Rajendra Gehlot were elected to the upper house
NEW DELHI: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has demanded that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should take over as party chief again. According to sources, Gehlot raised the demand in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held today. Youth Congress president Srinivas BV also backed Gehlot's recommendation and said that AICC should call a virtual session and make Rahul party chief. Gandhi, who took the charge of Congress president in 2017 resigned from the post following disastrous defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. After his resignation, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was elected as Congress interim president.
JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase employment limit under the MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days which would benefit 70 lakh families in rural areas of the state hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. He said the Centre has started the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan' to provide employment at the local level to migrant labourers who have returned home during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Rajasthan also has a large number of migrant labourers returned home during the lockdown, Gehlot said. "To provide employment to these migrant labourers, the Centre is requested to increase the employment limit provided under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) per family from 100 days to 200
NEW DELHI: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for connecting 4 districts of Odisha - Ganjam, Bhadrak, Bolangir and Baleshwar along with the states of Bihar and Jharkhand to 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan'. In a tweet, Pradhan said, "I thank PM Narendra Modi for connecting 4 districts of Odisha - Ganjam, Bhadrak, Bolangir & Baleshwar along with the states of Bihar & Jharkhand to 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' & focusing on the overall development of Eastern India." Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on Saturday through video conferencing. This Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan with a duration of 125 days, will work in mission mode and involve focused implementation of
JAIPUR: The six-year BJP rule has been of "mismanagement, immense despair and agony" and the country today stands at a stage where the common people are suffering from the wounds inflicted by the government, Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Saturday. Addressing Congress MLAs and legislators supporting the party-led government in Rajasthan at a hotel in Kukas near here, Surjewala said politics of disorientation and false propaganda have become the hallmark of the functioning of the Modi government. "In the beginning of the seventh year (of the Narendra Modi government), India stands at a stage where the citizens of the country are forced to suffer the countless wounds and ruthless insensitivity inflicted by the government," he charged.
JAIPUR: Deputy leader of opposition in Rajasthan assembly, Rajendra Rathore, on Saturday targeted the ruling Congress, alleging that the state government is tapping the opposition members' phone calls in the garb of a probe into the alleged cash transfer for poaching MLAs. "By ordering an investigation by the ACB and SOG, the Gehlot government is tapping phone calls of the opposition members. I think there is no need to be worried. If the people sitting in the government have any evidence, they should disclose it," Rathore told reporters. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday had said a complaint has been lodged with the Special Operations Group (SOG) for probe into cash transfers for poaching MLAs. He had said
JAIPUR: Six-year-old tigress ST-12 has given birth to triplets one more time in Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR), making her the mother of six cubs born in different litters in the last two years. This is a record for any tigress to have six surviving cubs in STR. In 2018, the tigress for the first time set a record of giving birth to triplets in the history of STR. A senior forest official said, “Born in 2014, this is the second time ST-12 has given birth to triplets. The tigress mated with ST-13. The total number of tigers in the Sariska reserve now stands at 20 (sic).” Amid Corona concern, tigress ST-12 gives good news. Three new cubs have been
NEW DELHI: Heatwave conditions intensified in most of the northern states of India on Monday, with Churu in Rajasthan scorching at 47.5 degrees Celsius and the mercury breaching the 46-degree mark in parts of the national capital. While the daytime temperatures in most of Rajasthan were around 45-47 degrees Celsius, Punjab and Haryana too sizzled, with Narnaul recording the highest of 45.8 degrees Celsius. Allahabad was the hottest in Uttar Pradesh at 46.3 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which had issued a red colour-coded alert for north India for May 25-26 when the prevailing heatwave conditions are expected to peak, said dust and thunderstorms are likely to bring some relief on May 29-30. The heatwave continued to
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Wednesday accused the Congress of playing politics at a time of intense crisis, saying this has never been done before by a major political party. "There are no buses of the Congress party. These buses belong to the Rajasthan government. When the list of buses submitted by the Congress was analysed, it was found that around 460 vehicles are fake. Doing politics in times of such an intense crisis was never ever done by a major political party before," he told reporters here. Coronavirus lockdown: Latest updatesThe deputy CM claimed nearly 300 vehicles mentioned in the list were unfit to ply on roads. "First they gave a list, then in the
जयपुर: राजस्थान खाद्य पदार्थ व्यापार संघ के बैनर तले प्रदेश की सभी 247 मंडियों के जींस कारोबारी हड़ताल पर हैं और मंडी में कारोबार ठप पड़ा हुआ है. व्यापारी संगठन ने 15 मई तक राज्य की सभी मंडियां बंद रखने का एलान किया है. राजस्थान खादय पदार्थ व्यापार संघ के अध्यक्ष बाबूलाल गुप्ता ने मीडिया को बताया, 'प्रदेश सरकार द्वारा लगाई गई कृषक कल्याण फीस के विरोध में मंडियां बंद रखी गई हैं. सरकार ने मंडियों में कृषि उपजों के व्यापार पर दो फीसदी कृषक कल्याण फीस लगा दी है, जिससे प्रदेश की मंडियों में कारोबार पर असर पड़ेगा, इसलिए व्यापारी आढ़ती और किसान नई मंडी फीस का विरोध कर रहे हैं.' उन्होंने कहा कि कृषि विपणन अधिनियम 1961 के अनुसार, एक
जयपुर: देशभर में कोरोना संक्रमण से निपटने की कवायद हो रही है. इसी बीच प्रदेश में भी लॉकडाउन के बाद की रणनीति पर चर्चा शुरू हो गई है. कोरोना से निपटने के लिए जनप्रतिनिधियों से भी मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने संवाद किया है. मुख्यमंत्री ने प्रदेश के सभी विधायकों और सांसदों से इस संवाद की शुरूआत की है और उसकी पहल हुई उदयपुर संभाग से. इस दौरान कांग्रेस और बीजेपी के साथ ही बीटीपी और निर्दलीय विधायकों ने मुख्यमंत्री की अगुवाई में सरकार के काम की तारीफ़ की लेकिन नेता प्रतिपक्ष ने सरकार को हर बात में केंद्र की आलोचना नहीं करने का सुझाव भी दिया. मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत की पहल पर जनप्रतिनिधियों से संवाद की पहल में सबसे पहले उदयपुर संभाग
जयपुर: राजस्थान में ओलावृष्टि को लेकर मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने चिंता जाहिर की है. साथ ही, सीएम गहलोत ने ओलावृष्टि और आंधी तूफान से हुए नुकसान के आकलन के लिए अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिए हैं. मुख्यमंत्री ने जिला कलेक्टर से कहा है कि फसलों को हुए नुकसान का आकलन कर, किसानों को तुरंत सहायता राशि प्रदान की जाए. वहीं, सीएम गहलोत ने टोंक जिले में खराब मौसम के चलते 4 लोगों की मृत्यु पर शोक जताया. साथ ही, परिजनों को 4 लाख तक की सहायता राशि देने के निर्देश दिए. अशोक गहलोत ने अधिकारियों से कहा है कि सभी जिला कलेक्टर जल्द से जल्द फसल खराबे की जानकारी जुटाएं, ताकि आवश्यकता होने पर करवाई जा सके विशेष गिरदावरी. साथ ही, सीएम ने यह
जयपुर: राजस्थान के कोटा (Kota) के विद्यार्थियों को उनके गृह राज्यों में भेजने की कवायद के बीच, अब पश्चिम बंगाल के स्टूडेंट भी अपने घर जा सकेंगे. राजस्थान सरकार की ओर से लगातार किए जा रहे प्रयासों के चलते, अब पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार ने छात्रों को घर लाने की तैयारी शुरू कर दी है. पश्चिम बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी (Mamta Banerjee) ने राजस्थान के मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत (Ashok Gehlot) से इस संबंध में फोन पर बात कर, आवश्यक सुविधाओं की डिमांड की है. ममता बनर्जी ने कोटा में रह रहे 2800 बच्चों को उनके घर ले जाने के लिए 101 बसों के इंतजामों की मांग की है. वहीं, मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने इसके लिए अधिकारियों को दिशा-निर्देश जारी कर दिए हैं.