Ashok Gehlot is the 15th chief minister of Rajasthan. Earlier, two-time Rajasthan Chief Minister, Gehlot represents Sardarpura constituency in the 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly. He contested 2018 Rajasthan Assembly election against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Shambhu Singh. Born on May 3, 1951, Gehlot has served as Rajasthan CM from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. A science and law graduate, Ashok Gehlot also holds an MA degree in Economics. Gehlot has also served as Union Minister of State for Tourism and Civil Aviation from September 1982 to February 1984. Gehlot is one of the few leaders who have worked under three PMs - Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao.read more
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has lamented the lack of coordination at Centre over the issue of migrants workers, many of them left stranded in major metro cities across the country as they strive to get back to their hometowns amid the ongoing lockdown.
Ashok Gehlot said that a sitting or retired Supreme Court judge should head the inquiry into the event held in the month of March. He also called for punishment for the person who was responsible for the event held right when COVID-19 infection was spreading through the country.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he has also mentioned in the letter to PM Modi the Rajasthan government’s announcement of SGST reimbursement for the state’s tourism and hospitality industry.
Hitting out at Scindia soon after he resigned from the Congress, Gehlot said joining hands with the BJP at the time of national crisis spoke volumes about his self-indulgent political ambitions.
The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan is looking for a makeover and will dole out Rs 1 crore per month for two years to a national public relations agency for brand building.
The Rajasthan budget is based on seven resolutions, including Nirogi Rajasthan and efforts are being made so that development is not interrupted in the state despite various challenges, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will present the state budget for 2020-21 in the legislative assembly on Thursday. It will be the second budget of the Congress government, which came to power in the state in December 2018.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday alleged that the government did not know what people really expected of it, leading to protests and tensions in the country.
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has slammed CM Ashok Gehlot over infant deaths in Kota hospital. He said that that mere mention of past such tragedies is not a sufficient response to the situation at hand.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the BJP, saying those who were "informers" of the British during the freedom movement were questioning the legacy of the Congress.
Kota was rocked by death of 12 infants this week, two of them on Friday, in a government hospital here, prompting Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to urge Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to act "sensitively" on the issue.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday reminded the Congress to see the 1947 proposal of the party Executive committee before criticizing the Modi government over the issue. He said the Congress should also see the statement of its leader Ashok Gehlot.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday alleged that the BJP government at the Centre is trying to prepare the ground for making India a "Hindu rashtra" instead of focusing on the country's economy.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has criticised the Narendra Modi government for not taking the opposition into confidence on key issues like the scrapping of Article 370 and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
"The rape cases are rising which is alarming. A rape victim was burnt yesterday by the rape accused. Such incidents shake the country and every government should pay attention towards it,"
The action was taken on directions by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday who reviewed implementation of various schemes and programmes through video conferencing with district collectors, they said.
"This is a scientific era, age of mobiles where world can be reached out through the cellphone, and in this situation, limiting a women to veiled world is not justified," he said.
The chief minister also sought the intervention of President Ram Nath Kovind as the president's rule in the state was revoked under his stamp.
Senior Congress leader and current Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot has taken a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for being hateful towards India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Criticising the BJP hostility towards Jawaharlal Nehru, Gehlot said on Tuesday, "Their (BJP leaders') blood pressure shoots up just on the mention of the first Prime Minister's name."
Speaking on the issue, Rajasthan Minority Affairs Minister Saleh Mohammad said "Although Modi government makes tall claims for benefits of the minority class, it has shown its real face by stopping funds for madrasas in Rajasthan. However, due to the sensitivity of Gehlot on this issue, the madrasas in Rajasthan have got a new lifeline"