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14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Rajasthan BJP MP joins Congress

The BJP on Wednesday suffered a jolt in Rajastahn as one of its MPs, Harish Meena, joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections on December 7.The Dausa MP and former Rajasthan Director General of Police, Meena was formally inducted into the party...

22-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Sack Jaitley over bank frauds : Sachin Pilot

The Congress on Monday demanded the sacking of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for "allowing" bank frauds to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore and letting fraudsters like Vijay Mallya to flee the country.Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jaitley,...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress

In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.Singh had a meeting with Congress President Rahul...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi

The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale deal, saying that the fresh documents pertaining to minutes of meetings of two trade unions of Dassualt Aviation reveal that he "facilitated a sweetheart deal"...

04-Sep-2018 Jaipur

Panchayati Raj has collapsed in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday alleged that the panchayati raj arrangement in the state has collapsed in the last four years under the BJP-led Vasundhara Raje government."Ministers and officials are unaware about village realities. They have...

02-Aug-2018 Jaipur

Sole aim at present to defeat BJP in Rajasthan : Sachin Pilot

Amid claims and counterclaims within the party to Rajasthan Chief Minister's post, Congress state unit President Sachin Pilot on Thursday said that his sole aim at present is to defeat the BJP and make his party form the state government."As Pandava prince...

19-May-2018 Jaipur

Democracy finally won in Karnataka : Sachin Pilot

The resignation of newly-elected Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday ahead of the floor test is a big victory of democracy in India, said Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday."With this win, there also comes a defeat of the Bharatiya...

18-May-2018 Jaipur

Why two laws in country with one Constitution : Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot on Friday questioned Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to ask B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP -- the single-largest party in the new Assembly -- to form the government in the southern state."One country,...

01-Apr-2018 Jaipur

No infighting in Rajasthan Congress over CM post : Sachin Pilot

There is no clash between the leaders in the Congress over the post of Chief Minister in Rajasthan, says state party chief Sachin Pilot as the party high command appointed veteran leader from the state Ashok Gehlot to a crucial post in the All India Congress...

31-Mar-2018 Bengaluru

Sachin Pilot attacks government over CBSE paper leak

Continuing his attack on the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Rajasthan Congress head Sachin Pilot on Saturday questioned "why nobody in the government has taken the responsibility in the case of the CBSE paper leak that rocked the...

03-Nov-2017 Shimla

Modi charisma failed to woo Himachal voters : Sachin Pilott

 The BJP in Himachal Pradesh was forced to project its two-time former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its Chief Ministerial candidate after charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Friday."The BJP had to change...

09-Jun-2017 Mumbai

BJP government 'a failure' on all counts : Sachin Pilot

Slamming the ruling BJP, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Sachin R. Pilot on Friday said three years after coming to power at the Centre, it had emerged as "a failure" on all counts.Speaking to media persons here, he said the Bharatiya Janata...

27-Jan-2017 Panaji

Parrikar, Modi let down soldiers on OROP: Sachin Pilot

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has let down soldiers on the OROP issue, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Friday, while also sarcastically referring to Parrikar as BJP's "return gift" to Goa."As far as One Rank One Pension...

02-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Don't drag army into petty politics : Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday asked political parties not to drag the army into politics, following a row over the deployment of soldiers at toll plazas in West Bengal.Pilot urged both the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal and the BJP at the...

08-May-2016 Jaipur

Congress flays Rajasthan government on Nehru issue

The Rajasthan unit of the Congress on Sunday reacted strongly to the "removal" of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's name from the new textbooks for classes sixth to eight in the state's schools.State Congress chief Sachin Pilot told IANS on...

28-Apr-2016 Kolkata

BJP using chopper deal to divert attention: Sachin Pilot

Dismissing the bribery charge in the VVIP chopper deal, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday accused the BJP-led central government of using the issue to divert public attention from its failures in the last two years.Pilot also alleged there was a tacit understanding...

25-Mar-2016 New Delhi

Voices differing from BJP, RSS need to join hands: Sachin Pilot

The Congress on Friday urged unity among all the voices which differ from the BJP-RSS ideology in opposing the brutality unleashed by the central government to suppress the voices of dissent.“It is disturbing to see when a central university is being used...

22-Jan-2016 Jaipur

Rajasthan in deep financial mess: Sachin Pilot

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Rajasthan was facing a debt crisis because of its financial mismanagement and its functioning had led to severe stress on the agrarian sector, a senior functionary of the opposition Congress said."You (Vasundhara...

19-Dec-2015 New Delhi

ED, CBI being misused, says Pilot, drama, counters Swamy

Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot on Saturday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are being used against the party."It is clear that CBI and ED are being misused to target the Congress," Pilot said ahead...

25-Sep-2015 New Delhi

Congress demands Rajasthan CM's resignation over mining scam

Alleging a scam in mine allocation in Rajasthan, the Congress on Friday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.The party also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged Rs.45,000 crore scam.Congress Rajasthan unit chief...

04-Aug-2015 Jaipur

Rajasthan Congress burns Modi's effigy over MPs' suspension

The Congress party here on Tuesday burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the five-day suspension of its 25 MPs from the Lok Sabha.Senior Congress leaders including the party's state president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok...

25-Jun-2015 New Delhi

Congress questions PM's silence on Lalit Modi issue

The Congress on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's continued silence on the Lalit Modi controversy and threatened to hit the streets if Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje doesn't resign."We are open to exploring all avenues including...

24-Jun-2015 Jaipur

Congress holds march in Jaipur, demands Raje's resignation

The Congress party workers hit the streets in Jaipur on Wednesday to press for resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for allegedly helping former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.Hundreds of Congress workers gathered in Udyog Maidan near Statute Circle...

23-Jun-2015 Jaipur

Swaraj, Raje should quit on moral grounds: Sachin Pilot

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should resign on moral grounds, state president of the Congress, Sachin Pilot said here on Tuesday."We as the Congress party are asking for the resignation of Rajasthan...

17-Jun-2015 New Delhi

Lalit Modi row: Congress seeks Vasundhara's resignation

The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over allegations that she testified in favour of former IPL chief Lalit Modi's British immigration application in 2011."The chief minister has no right to continue...

20-May-2015 Kolkata

Land bill pushing farmers to suicide : Sachin Pilot

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of not even attempting to fulfill its promises, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said the land acquisition bill was pushing farmers towards suicide."This government has done nothing to help the farmers who have suffered...

20-May-2015

Pilot slams Modi's 'ashamed to be born in India' remark

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday slammed Narendra Modi's comments in China and South Korea about "people being ashamed of being born in India", saying it was unbecoming of the prime minister to criticise the previous government on foreign soil."The statements...

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