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Ashok Gehlot Ashok Gehlot DOB: May 3, 1951

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.

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Centre confused on how to resolve the issue of stranded migrant workers, complains Ashok Gehlot

India | Apr 26, 2020, 05:19 PM IST

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.

Coronavirus: Ashok Gehlot demands Supreme Court inquiry into Tabligh's New Delhi event

Coronavirus: Ashok Gehlot demands Supreme Court inquiry into Tabligh's New Delhi event

India | Apr 07, 2020, 05:12 PM IST

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.

Coronavirus: Ashok Gehlot demands relief package for tourism & hospitality industry

Coronavirus: Ashok Gehlot demands relief package for tourism & hospitality industry

Travel | Mar 22, 2020, 09:13 PM IST

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.  

Madhya Pradesh Crisis: Scindia betrayed people's trust, says Ashok Gehlot

Madhya Pradesh Crisis: Scindia betrayed people's trust, says Ashok Gehlot

Politics | Mar 10, 2020, 03:44 PM IST

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.

Rajasthan government hires firm for Rs 1 cr per month for image makeover

Rajasthan government hires firm for Rs 1 cr per month for image makeover

India | Feb 25, 2020, 07:33 PM IST

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.

Nirogi Rajasthan, prosperous farmer top priorities for Rajasthan govt: ashok Gehlot

Nirogi Rajasthan, prosperous farmer top priorities for Rajasthan govt: Ashok Gehlot

India | Feb 20, 2020, 02:12 PM IST

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: CM Ashok Gehlot to present Rajasthan budget tomorrow

CM Ashok Gehlot to present Rajasthan budget tomorrow

India | Feb 19, 2020, 07:11 PM IST

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.

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Ashok Gehlot says tension in country because govt doesn't know what citizens want

Elections | Feb 01, 2020, 08:58 PM IST

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. 

Kota infant deaths

Kota infant deaths: Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot hits out at Ashok Gehlot

India | Jan 04, 2020, 04:14 PM IST

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.

'British informers' questioning Cong legacy: Gehlot's scathing attack on BJP

'British informers' questioning Cong legacy: Gehlot's scathing attack on BJP

India | Dec 28, 2019, 04:35 PM IST

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.

Rajasthan: 12 newborn die in week, 77 in month

Rajasthan: 12 newborn die in week, 77 in month; Spate of infants' death in govt hospital rocks Kota

India | Dec 28, 2019, 07:03 AM IST

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.

Congress should see 1947 proposal before opposing CAA: Shah

Congress should see 1947 proposal before opposing CAA: Amit Shah

Politics | Dec 18, 2019, 04:03 PM IST

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.

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BJP trying to prepare ground for making India Hindu rashtra: Ashok Gehlot

Politics | Dec 16, 2019, 07:03 PM IST

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.

Opposition not consulted on Article 370, Citizenship Bill: Ashok Gehlot

Opposition not consulted on Article 370, Citizenship Bill: Ashok Gehlot

Politics | Dec 11, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

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.

Gehlot expresses concern over alarming rise in number of rape cases in country

Ashok Gehlot expresses concern over alarming rise in number of rape cases in country

India | Dec 06, 2019, 07:38 PM IST

"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,"

Rajasthan govt suspends nine officials for dereliction of

Rajasthan govt suspends nine officials for dereliction of duty

India | Dec 06, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

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.

Gehlot calls for campaign against women's 'parda' custom

Gehlot calls for campaign against women's 'parda' custom

India | Dec 04, 2019, 06:40 PM IST

"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.

Gehlot flays political developments in Maharashtra, seeks

Gehlot flays political developments in Maharashtra, seeks Guv's resignation

Politics | Nov 23, 2019, 11:32 PM IST

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.

'Ye to peeche pade hue hain JNU ke', Ashok Gehlot

'Ye to peeche pade hue hain JNU ke', Ashok Gehlot criticises BJP's hatred for Nehru

India | Nov 19, 2019, 05:58 PM IST

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."

CM sanctions Rs 1.88 crore for madrasas in Rajasthan

CM Ashok Gehlot sanctions Rs 1.88 crore for Muslim madrasas in Rajasthan

India | Nov 16, 2019, 06:11 PM IST

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"

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