Ashok Gehlot sworn in as Rajasthan CM

Sachin Pilot took oath as a cabinet minister

Ashok Gehlot takes oath as new Chief Minister of Rajasthan. (Photo by Suman Sarkar)

Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot took oath as the Rajasthan chief minister on Monday while state chief Sachin Pilot sworn in as his deputy. 

Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot. Both the leaders took oath in Hindi.

This is the third time Gehlot has become the Rajasthan chief minister, with earlier stints in 1998-2003 and 2008-2013. Pilot is the youngest deputy chief minister of Rajasthan and is a first time MLA from Tonk. 

After swearing in, Gehlot in his trademark black muffler and Jodhpuri coat waved at the public. Pilot was seen sporting a traditional safaa (headgear). 

However, the cabinet formation is likely to take place in another one week.

The swearing-in ceremony at the historic 18th century Albert Hall saw the presence of leaders across ideologies and parties.


Leaders of various opposition parties with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. (Photo by Suman Sarkar)

The ceremony saw attendance from the entire top brass of the Congress including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh. 

Outgoing chief minister and senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje was the first one to reach the venue and greeted Gehlot and Pilot.

Opposition leaders, including Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s Hemant Soren, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham chief MK Stalin and Kanimozhi were also present at the ceremony.

Soon after the swearing in ceremony,  Rahul took to Twitter thanked the people of Rajasthan for believing in the party and vowed that the state government will fulfil its responsibilities.

"Thanks to the people of Rajasthan for believing in the Congress. Congratulations to the leaders and workers of the Congress for the success of their struggle," he tweeted.

"It is an honour for the Congress party to serve Rajasthan. We will fulfil our responsibility," he added.


Outgoing chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje congratulates newly elected deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. (Photo by Suman Sarkar

The Congress won 99 seats out of 199 seats in Rajasthan. Whereas BJP is the largest Opposition with 73 seats.

The All India Congress Committee general secretary Ashok Gehlot took oath as the Rajasthan chief minister and Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot was sworn in as his deputy on Monday. 

The chief ministerial swearing-in ceremony was the first of its kinds that witnessed the presence of leaders across ideologies and parties. Apart from the leaders hundreds of congress supporter, families of politicians and civil society members were present at the venue.

Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath to Gehlot and Pilot. Both the leaders took oath in Hindi.

This is the third time Gehlot has become the Rajasthan chief minister, with earlier stints in 1998-2003 and 2008-2013. Pilot is the youngest deputy chief minister of Rajasthan and first time MLA from Tonk. 

After swearing in Gehlot in his trademark black muffler and Jodhpuri coat waved at the public. Pilot who was wearing a white kurta and a traditional safaa.

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