Deep Mukherjee

Articles By Deep Mukherjee

SC/ST seats: BJP tally dives, worst in areas hit by bandh violence in Rajasthan

The party’s poor performance is particularly notable in places where the state had witnessed violence during and after the April 2 bandh, which was called in protest against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Kamal Nath tipped for Bhopal, Rahul Gandhi seeks views of MLAs for Jaipur and Raipur

The state units of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan opted for the Congress standard operating procedure, authorising the party president to nominate the legislature party leader who will take over as Chief Minister.

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Rebels back Ashok Gehlot as Mayawati extends hand

The Congress headquarters in Jaipur witnessed high drama as supporters of Pilot and Gehlot came out in large numbers, shouting slogans in support of their leader’s candidature for the top post.

Congress brings BJP 3 notches down

In the evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, giving the credit to “party workers, farmers, youth and small businesses”.

Rajasthan: Rebels stop Congress just short of majority, could hold key to CM post

According to party sources, such rebel Congress candidates can end up lending support to the Congress on the condition that Gehlot becomes the chief minister.

Rajasthan assembly election result 2018: Ashok Gehlot or Sachin Pilot?

Party calls meet of new legislators, high command to decide candidate.

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh: Naamdars in BJP too, higher share in Congress

An analysis by The Indian Express shows that while the BJP has more number of dynasts than the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Congress leads in Chhattisgarh.

Campaign winds up in Rajasthan, rebels give both sides the jitters

Disgruntled leaders from both parties are contesting as Independents in more than a third of the 200 seats across Rajasthan and the Congress and BJP want to leave little to chance.

Ashok Gehlot revives a poll battle with rival from varsity days

With Gehlot taking part in election rallies across the state for other Congress candidates, Solanki, with his team, is holding the fort in Jodhpur.

Rajasthan elections: Up against BJP’s only Muslim candidate, Sachin Pilot dares Yogi Adityanath to come and seek votes

The BJP had first fielded Ajit Singh Mehta, sitting MLA from Tonk, but changed its candidate to Khan on the last day of filing of nominations, after Pilot’s candidature was announced.

Rajasthan elections: 10 months after PM meeting, Barmer voters wary of refinery ‘mirage’

‘5 years ago, there was only a stone, now a boundary wall’

Rajasthan elections: ‘We are both outsiders, but I come with hisaab of my work’

Yoonus Khan, BJP’s lone Muslim candidate, faces Sachin Pilot in Tonk

Rajasthan assembly elections: Congress manifesto promises farm loan waiver, free education for women

Apart from a promise to waive off farmers’ loans within 10 days of coming to power, the party has also pledged to make education in government schools, colleges and universities free for women from all categories.

Rahul revealing his gotra an ideological victory: Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath said, Rahul revealing his gotra is not only an ideological victory for their politics, but it also shows that "the Hindu is eternal and the truth".

Cong will waive farm loans within 10 days: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief said he made the same promise in Punjab and Karnataka and people can verify whether it was fulfilled by asking others in the two states.

Pokhran set for contest between Hindu sant, Muslim leader’s son

Both Rahul and Adityanath will be at Pokhran on the same day to garner support for their parties in a contest in which two influential Hindu and Muslim religious figures have been pitted against each other.

Rajasthan: ‘Jaswant won 2,000 km from home, what is 700 km for son Manvendra?’

On Monday, hundreds of cars left Jasol for Jhalrapatan, where Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra will contest on a Congress ticket against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Rebels can spoil the party for BJP, Congress in Rajasthan

The BJP denied tickets to many of its incumbent legislators and chose to go with new faces in a bid to battle anti-incumbency.

Rajasthan elections: In last-day surprise, BJP pits only Muslim candidate against Sachin Pilot

“By fielding Yoonus Khan from Tonk, which has a sizeable Muslim population, the party has decided to make the contest harder for Pilot,” a senior BJP leader said on condition of anonymity.

Rajasthan elections: After protests, Congress goes back and forth on candidates

In the third list released on Sunday, some of the notable faces include former ministers BD Kalla and Aimamuddin Ahmed Khan, who have been fielded from Bikaner West and Tijara, respectively, along with current Lok Sabha MP Karan Singh Yadav.