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
The absence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the occasion showed up the growing factionalism within the Rajasthan Congress.
The Rajasthan's Congress government has dropped RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay's name from a scholarship test for the secondary school students, triggering a fresh controversy.
Ashok Gehlot had said Sachin Pilot should bear responsibility for the Congress loss in Jodhpur as he got Vaibhav Gehlot the party ticket from there.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asked the officials of the Public Health Engineering Department to monitor and redress complaints related to water supply and make sure that water tankers are deployed in areas where there is scarcity
Serious differences in Congress party's Rajasthan unit has come to the fore. This time the Lok Sabha election result seems to be the trigger causing the latest round of friendly exchanges. How long this is going to be a friendly banter is anybody's guess.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, rejection of resignation of Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria, poor results of Congress, Lok Sabha Polls
Speaking to IANS, Anand Purohit, a Vice President of the legal cell of the Congress and a former District President of Youth Congress from Jodhpur said, "Many communities turned their back on the Congress. These include Brahmins, Rajputs, and Jats.
Led by Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a host of party leaders met the angry and sulking Congress President at his residence through the day, amid reports that he had conveyed to them that he could at best lead the party in Parliament as the chief of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP).
After expressing his anger over party leaders giving preference to their families instead of the party, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday refused to meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here.
Rajasthan's chief minister Ashok Gehlot has acknowledged defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.
"Today he is sitting in a cave wearing 'bhagwa' (saffron). God knows, what message he wants to deliver. Everybody has been watching him," said Gehlot, who also accused the prime minister of doing "nothing but polarisation".
The high-pitched election campaign of the Congress's leader Vaibhav concluded with his daughter Kashwini, appealing to people on Saturday.
The legacy of his father, a five-term MP from Jodhpur, does not apply to him, Vaibhav Gehlot said as he gears up to fight his first election.
Ashok Gehlot said President Kovind was elected by the BJP so the Koli community can be appeased before Gujarat elections.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot suggested on Sunday that his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, should be booked for sedition for labelling the military as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's army.
Water charges would not be collected for the flat rate connections in urban regions as well. About 56 lakh urban population would be benefited by this.
"The attempt to win the elections by announcing the Rs 6,000 per annum scheme for the farmers will not help Modi, as the they have become intelligent," Gehlot said at a press conference.
Three separate cases have been registered and investigations are on. Those flouting norms shall be dealt with iron hand, the police officer said.
The Congress party, on the other hand, has clarified that no such tweet was posted from the twitter handle of Ashok Gehlot.
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, said: "There is enough water available in the country but the real issue is effective water management."