Gehlot Sworn in As Rajasthan CM, Pilot Takes Oath As His Deputy

The formal announcement was made after several rounds of discussions lasting more than two days after the elections.

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Gehlot Sworn in As Rajasthan CM, Pilot Takes Oath As His Deputy

Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot take oath as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Rajasthan on Monday, 17 December, at Jaipur’s Albert Hall.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot in the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Outgoing Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, NCP's Sharad Pawar, LJD leader Sharad Yadav, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, DMK leader MK Stalin, JMM leader Hemant Soren, JVM leader Babulal Marandi were among others who were present at the ceremony.

The formal announcement was made on Friday, 14 December, after Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague over several rounds of discussions lasting more than two days.

India’s Grand Old Party won 99 seats of the 199 in the Rajasthan Assembly, just one short of the halfway mark to form the government. The ruling BJP bagged 73 seats and the BSP six.

Snapshot
  • Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot won from Tonk and Sardarpura respectively
  • Vasundhara Raje resigned as CM on Tuesday, 11 December
  • 199 out of the 200 Assembly seats went to polls on 7 December, recording a turnout of 74.21 percent of its 4.74 crore voters

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Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot Take Oath in Jaipur

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Monday, 17 December, sworn in as the chief minister of Rajasthan at a ceremony in Jaipur, while Sachin Pilot took oath as deputy chief minister..

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh at the Albert Hall in Jaipur.

Several leaders from the Congress and its alliance partners from across the country attended the event.

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Vasundhara Raje Attends Swearing-in Ceremony of Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, Congress leader Jitin Prasad and other leaders are also present at the swearing-in ceremony of CM designate Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM designate Sachin Pilot in Jaipur.


Published: 12 Dec 2018, 7:21 AM IST
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