Jaipur: 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.
The party declared that Pilot will be the state’s deputy chief minister.
Several leaders from the Congress and its alliance partners from across the country presented in the event.
The governor said on the suggestion of Gehlot, Pilot will be deputy chief minister of Rajasthan.
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 M K Stalin, JMM leader Hemant Soren, JVM leader Babulal Marandi were among others who attended the ceremony. However, BSP Supremo Mayawati and SP President Akhilesh Yadav, who supported the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, did not join the ceremony.
Gehlot, Pilot and other leaders received Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh at the airport and left for the Albert Hall in a bus. For this tight security arrangements were made. Large number of the party members and supporters were present in the oath ceremony.
For a long time, Ashok Gehlot, who is active in politics for many years, has been popular in Rajasthan and he is called as ‘Magician of politics’ and ‘Gandhi of Marwad’. In the year
Even after the defeat of the Rajasthan assembly elections in the 2013 elections and the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Ashok Gehlot kept his party relevant in the state. Gehlot played a key role in bringing the Congress closer to the magic figure of the majority in the 2018 state assembly elections.
Ashok Gehlot is the fourth leader in the state for the third time CM. Before Gehlot, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Haridev Joshi both became Chief Minister for three times. Although Mohan Lal Sukhadia held this position four times. Gehlot became Chief Minister for the first time in 1998, who is going to take charge as new Chief Minister of the state.