Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan at a ceremony on Monday, while Sachin Pilot took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
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 in the state.
Several leaders from the Congress and its alliance partners from across the country attended the event.
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 were present at the ceremony.
In the later part of the day, Kamal Nath will take oath as the CM of Madhya Pradesh, and Bhupesh Baghel as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
In Madhya Pradesh, Governor Anandiben Patel will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Kamal Nath in the afternoon at Jamboori Maidan in Bhopal.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and many senior leaders of different political parties will be present at the swearing-in ceremony. The 72-year-old Kamal Nath will be sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
The swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh’s new chief minister is to take place at the science college grounds of state capital Raipur this evening. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will attend the ceremony.
Bhupesh Baghel will be the third chief minister of the state. The chief minister alone will take oath today and his council of ministers will be sworn in at a later date.
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