Ashok Gehlot announced as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan
New Delhi: Ashok Gehlot has been appointed the the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Sachin Pilot will be the deputy Chief Minister of the state.
The 67-year-old Gehlot has been chief minister twice before.
Earlier, on Friday, Rahul Gandhi posted a picture of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
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The united colours of Rajasthan! pic.twitter.com/D1mjKaaBsa
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 14, 2018
It is to be mentioned that the decision for the chief ministerial post has been taken after several rounds of meetings over the past 36 hours to bring Sachin Pilot, 41, on board. Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined one of the meetings.
Political Career of Ashok Gehlot:
2018: In December 2018, Gehlot won Rajasthan Assembly Election from Sardarpura seat.
2017: He was appointed as General Secretary, All India Congress Committee.
2008 – 2013: Gehlot again contested from Sardarpura and won the assembly election. Also he became a Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He completed his five years of tenure till 13 December 2013.
2004 – 2008: General Secretary, All India Congress Committee.
2003: Gehlot won Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election. But sat in opposition during the tenure of BJP’s Vasundhara Raje.
1998 – 2003: Gehlot was elected as Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 1 December 1998. He became member of legislative assembly from Sardarpura after winning by-election. He served as CM till 8 December 2003.
1998: He was elected to Twelfth Lok Sabha as MP. He again defeated Jaswant Singh Bishnoi of BJP. But in the month of december he resigned from Loksabha.
1997 – 1999: President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1996 – 1998: He registered victory in Lok Sabha Elections from Jodhpur against Jaswant Singh of BJP.
1996 – 1998: Consultative Committee on External Affairs (Lok Sabha).
1994 – 1997: He was again appointed as president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1991 – 1998: Member, Standing Committee on Railway (10th & 11th Lok Sabha).
1991 – 1996: He was elected to 10th Lok Sabha again from Jodhpur. He defeated Ram Narain Bishnoi of BJP.
1991 – 1996: Member, Consultative Committee on Communication (Lok Sabha).
1991 – 1993: Union Minister of State, Department of Textiles (Independent Charge).
1989 – 1989: Minister, Department of Home and PHED, Government of Rajasthan.
1985 – 1989: President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1984 – 1989: In Gehlot was elected to 8th Lok Sabha from Jodhpur. He defeated Balveer Singh of BJP.
1984 – 1985: Union Minister of State, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
1984 – 1984: Union Deputy Minister, Department of Sports.
1983 – 1984: Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
1982 – 1983: Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism.
1982: Gehlot was appointed as General Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1980 – 1984: He was elected as Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Jodhpur constituency. He defeated Balbir Singh Kachhwah of JNP.
1980 – 1982: Member, Public Accounts Committee, Lok Sabha.
1979 – 1982: President, City District Congress Committee, Jodhpur.
1974 – 1979: Ashok Gehlot joined NSUI and soon became president of Rajasthan wing.
It is worth mentioning that Congress won 99 seats and with its pre-poll alliance partner it managed to touch the halfway mark in the 200-member Assembly.
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