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Deep Mukherjee


Deep Mukherjee is a senior correspondent based in Jaipur. He covers Rajasthan for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @manwithaquill

Kamal Nath tipped for Bhopal, Rahul Gandhi seeks views of MLAs for Jaipur and Raipur
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 12, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 12, 2018

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?
Wed, Dec 12, 2018

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

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh: Naamdars in BJP too, higher share in Congress
Fri, Dec 07, 2018

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
Thu, Dec 06, 2018

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
Wed, Dec 05, 2018

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
Sun, Dec 02, 2018

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’
Sat, Dec 01, 2018

‘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’
Sat, Dec 01, 2018

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
Fri, Nov 30, 2018

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
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

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
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

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
Mon, Nov 26, 2018

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?’
Sun, Nov 25, 2018

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
Wed, Nov 21, 2018

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
Tue, Nov 20, 2018

“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
Tue, Nov 20, 2018

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.

Rajasthan polls: Congress releases first list of 152 candidates, Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Pilot from Tonk
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

The much-anticipated Congress list came four days after the BJP announced its first list of 131 candidates and a day after the ruling party released its second list of 31 more candidates.

Rajasthan: In setback to BJP, Dausa MP and Nagaur MLA join Cong
Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Rahaman, a five-time MLA from Nagaur district, was one of the two Muslim BJP legislators in Rajasthan before he quit the party.

Ending suspense, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to contest Rajasthan elections
Wed, Nov 14, 2018

According to sources in the Congress, two factions of the party disagreed on whether the two leaders should contest the elections.

Must be BJP’s policy to not give ticket to Muslims, says Rajasthan MLA after quitting party
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

A five-time MLA, Rahaman had switched to BJP from Congress before the 2008 Assembly election and had won despite the party losing power in the state.

Sachin Pilot interview: ‘No clearer camps today than in BJP — of Vasundhara Raje and central leadership’
Mon, Nov 12, 2018

I can't predict numbers but it will be a historic win and we will get overwhelming support of the people of Rajasthan, said Pilot.

Rajasthan: Bhairon Singh Shekhawat legacy unmatched, discontent cloud over Rajput votes
Wed, Nov 07, 2018

Three-time Rajasthan CM Bhairon Singh Shekhawat cemented the Rajput community as principal vote bank of BJP in state.