Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicAshok Gehlot

Topic: Ashok Gehlot

‘Act against RSS affiliates with terror links too’ — what Urdu press wrote on PFI ban

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Ashok Gehlot: ‘Jaadugar’ who worked magic for Congress over decades now faces uncertain road

Handpicked by Indira Gandhi and made Rajasthan PCC chief by Rajiv Gandhi, Gehlot is known as a long-time loyalist, with party insiders considering his 'revolt' last week 'unusual'.

Gehlot pulls out of race for Congress chief, takes ‘moral responsibility’ for Rajasthan fiasco

Tendering his apology after the announcement, Gehlot said the decision of whether he would continue as Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.

BJP Rajasthan chief Satish Poonia spells out the ‘4 factors’ to defeat Congress in 2023

Ruling out a demand for President’s Rule given the ruling Congress’ infighting, the leader said his party was battle ready for assembly elections.

Ex-foe, old loyalists — Gehlot’s generals who ‘mobilised’ MLAs against Congress high command

While Rajasthan CM has told high command's emissaries he had no role in MLAs skipping Sunday CLP meet, no one in party is buying it, according to multiple leaders in Delhi & Jaipur.

Why backhand packs a punch in Congress arena & ghost of ‘old guard’ won’t leave CM’s chair

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Gehlot speaks to Sonia, seeks time for meeting but Congress abuzz with new names for prez polls

Senior leader Pawan Bansal collects 2 sets of nomination forms, adding to rumour mill. Sachin Pilot, whose possible ascent as Rajasthan CM precipitated the crisis, arrives in Delhi.

‘Congress rebel’ tag, danger to personal ambitions — what’s keeping Gehlot camp on edge

Three MLAs who skipped Sunday's CLP meeting now profess support to Congress high command. Resignations are symbolic at best because group didn't follow format, say party insiders.

After ‘Pilot’ plot twist, will Gehlot fight Congress prez polls at all? Leaders no longer sure

Rebellion in Rajasthan leaves party high command with unpalatable choice of either dumping 'one person one post' rule or jeopardising own govt in 1 of 2 states where it's in power.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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