Sachin Saini is Special Correspondent for Rajasthan. He covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.
Articles by Sachin Saini
The Congress suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party as it won only 69 out of the 199 seats that went to the polls on November 25
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested power from the Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and retained it in Madhya Pradesh
Commenting on the trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief CP Joshi said this is the beginning of the defeat of injustice
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the ED and the Income Tax department have conducted over 50 raids in Rajasthan while questioning what happened after that
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot is aiming for a sixth term as legislator in the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan.
In the Congress, CM Ashok Gehlot is holding the reins; in the BJP, while the high command proposes, on-ground leader of opposition Rajendra Rathore disposes
With crucial Rajasthan polls less than 20 days away, on ground at Pokhran, the conversation is not around nationalism, but a communal cleavage among residents.
The Osian constituency, with around 260,000 voters, is dominated by two communities– the Jat and the Rajput. A rough estimation of caste equation – 60,000 Jat, 40,000 Rajput, Bishnoi 20,000, Mali, 22,000, and SC/ST, around 40,000
The Congress has denied a ticket to chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s loyalist and minister Mahesh Joshi from Hawa Mahal constituency.
The Congress on Tuesday released its fourth list of 56 candidates for the Rajasthan assembly elections, dropping eight sitting legislators.
Addressing a press conference in Jaipur, Gehlot said that they will introduce a law to ensure that a new government is not able to roll back OPS.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid on the home of Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasara and issued a notice to Vaibhav Gehlot, son of chief minister Ashok Gehlot, sparking a political row in the state ahead of the upcoming elections. The Congress alleged that the central agencies were acting at the behest of the BJP, while the BJP argued that the raids were justified. Rajasthan goes to the polls on November 25.
The raids came three days after chief minister Ashok Gehlot accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre of misusing the ED to harass the ruling Congress in Rajasthan
Ahead of the state polls scheduled for November 25, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Ardawata village of Jhunjhunu district, said that the promises and schemes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre are “hollow”
The second list of the Congress, which is aiming to retain power in the desert state, came a day after the ruling party announced its first list of 33 candidates
To counter BJP's Hindutva plank, the Congress govt has allocated ₹3000 cr for bovine welfare, increased honorarium for priests, and spent on temple development
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan is hopeful that the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme will help the party ‘s cause in the coming state elections, just as it did in Himachal Pradesh late last year, Congress leaders said.
Rajasthan has seen 11 elections in last five decades, with the incumbent government managing to win just twice, in 1985 and 1993
The incumbent Congress aims to win the state and break the three-decade old trend of power being shared between Congress and BJP alternately
The order was issued by the department of social justice and empowerment after the state cabinet approved it.
PM Modi was in Jodhpur for a public meeting in Ravan ka Chabutra ground to inaugurate several projects worth ₹5,000 crore
The 15-member panel was set up by the Rajasthan government on August 17 against the backdrop of mounting outrage over student suicides in Kota.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has approved the proposal, and now approximate 1,900 sq km of protected area will add to these reserves as buffer
Gehlot said he is confident of repeating his 1998 feat of winning 153 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan assembly
Union minister of environment, forest and climate change, Bhupender Yadav described it as a giant leap for wildlife conservation in Rajasthan
According to police records, 21 cases of suicides have been reported among students preparing for competitive exams in Kota district.
Elections to the 200-member Rajasthan legislative assembly are scheduled for later this year, along with Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram
According to the state forest department officials, the number of tigers in Rajasthan has increased to around 120 in 2023, including the cubs till date
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot alleged his speech was cancelled at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s event, while the PMO charged that the CM was invited but his office said he would “not be able to join”
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said his address listing demands, including scrapping the Agniveer scheme and loan waiver, was removed from the schedule for the event in Sikar