Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed Leader of House for Rajya Sabha; Piyush Goyal to be Deputy Leader of Upper House
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the Leader of the House for the Rajya Sabha. Union Minister for Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal will take charge as the Deputy Leader for the Upper House of the Indian parliament.
The Congress is banking on the sympathy wave for 80-year-old Amri Devi to take her to victory despite her son being accused in the state's most controversial murder case.
Several jarring phrases used by Gehlot during the campaign reflect his burning desire to violate the unwritten covenant that politics is sexy but it should be sexless.
Despite Rahul Gandhi's directives against giving tickets to those who lost two Assembly polls, to very old candidates and to kin of MLAs, the exact opposite is visible in the list of candidates.
Among those denied tickets by the BJP or marginalized in the party, there has been a stampede to join the anti-Raje formation spearheaded by Kirori Lal Meena.