Sachin Pilot

Modi govt can’t wash its hands of Dadri lynching: Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that his government had nothing to do with the Dadri lynching and cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai concert, saying it is not appropriate for the Centre to wash its hands of by saying that it had no role to play. “I believe it is not appropriate to wash your hands by saying the new government has no role

Congress alleges ‘biggest’ mines scam in Rajasthan

Congress on Friday alleged a scam of Rs 45,000 crore in the allocation of mines in Rajasthan and demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje along with a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the matter. Months after the party led a clamour for her sacking over the Lalit Modi row, Congress held Raje “guilty” for the allocation of as many as 653 mines in alleged contravention of Centre’s

Rahul Gandhi should take charge as Congress president soon: Sachin Pilot

Rahul Gandhi should take over as Congress president soon, says Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot who also wants Sonia Gandhi to remain the parliamentary party head to guide the organisation. Pilot feels that the Congress vice president has been able to energise the party after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections and has been leading it from the front by taking on the ruling BJP inside and outside Parliament. “Rahul

Rahul Gandhi leads protest against Modi`s land law

Beleaguered Indian Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi is set to lead thousands of farmers Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s controversial plans to overhaul land purchasing laws. The new legislation would make it easier to acquire land for crucial infrastructure projects as part of Modi`s pledges to revive the economy after storming to power last May – but rivals say the move will hurt millions of farmers.

Rahul Gandhi meets farmers' delegation, discusses Land Bill

Rahul Gandhi, who returned from a 56-day sabbatical two days back, on Saturday interacted with a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and discussed changes being brought in UPA’s land law by the Narendra Modi government. Rahul, accompanied by Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot at his residence, assured the farmers his party’s full support. The Sunday rally is being seen as some sort of a relaunch

Swami Ramdev gets Z class security

Yoga guru Swami Ramdev has been given Z class security by the Centre in view of security risks. A posse of 26 security personnel will guard the yoga guru. Swami Ramdev has already received several threats to his life. Three Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Beni Prasad Verma and Jitin Prasada are set to lose their Z security cover, sources said.

Jaipur court issues notice to Nihalchand Meghwal in rape case

Union Minister Nihalchand Meghwal and 16 others were asked by a court here Thursday to appear before it on August 20 in connection with an alleged rape case. The case originated on a complaint by a woman registered in 2011 in the Vaishali Nagar area here. According to the woman’s lawyer Chandu Ram Yadav, the Additional District and Sessions Judge P P Gupta issued notices to 17 persons including Nihalchand,

Congress wants to help poor, youth realize their dreams: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday his party is working for the welfare of the poor and the youth so that they can not only have big dreams, but also be in a position to realise them. “The Congress wants to see the son of a labourer flying in aeroplanes. The Congress party’s main concern are poor and youth. Youths are a major force in the country at this