Ashok Gehlot sworn-in as Rajasthan CMDecember 13th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Dec 13 (ANI): Congress Legislature Party leader Ashok Gehlot was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan here this morning.
State Governor S.K. Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan.
Former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawt and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje were present on the occasion.
Gehlot, born on May 3, 1951 in Jodhpur, is a leader of Indian National Congress party. He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from December 1, 1998 to December 8, 2003.
Gehlot as a Chief Minister was alleged to be singly handedly responsible for the worst electoral defeat of the Congress Party in Rajasthan since the first general elections in 1952. (ANI)
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