Ashok Gehlot sworn in as Rajasthan Chief Minister

Ashok Gehlot sworn in as Rajasthan Chief Minister

JAIPUR: Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Monday sworn in as the chief minister of Rajasthan at a ceremony here, while Sachin Pilot took oath as a cabinet minister.nn

nnThe party announced that Pilot will be the state’s deputy chief minister.nnRajasthan 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 here.nnSeveral leaders from the Congress and its alliance partners from across the country attended the event.nnThe governor said on the suggestion of Gehlot, Pilot will be deputy chief minister of Rajasthan.nnOutgoing 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 were present at the ceremony.nn

nnGehlot, Pilot and other leaders received Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh at the airport and left for the Albert Hall in a bus amid tight security arrangements.nnLarge number of the party members and supporters were present in the oath ceremony.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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