Ashok Gehlot (L) and Sachin Pilot (R)

Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot Sworn-In As Rajasthan’s CM & Deputy CM

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Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot took oath as the chief minister and deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, respectively, at Jaipur’s Albert Hall on Monday, 17 December.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were present to attend the swearing-in ceremony, along with several other Congress leaders.

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 MK Stalin, JMM leader Hemant Soren, JVM leader Babulal Marandi were among others who were present at the ceremony.

The formal announcement of their posts was made on Friday, 14 December, after Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague over several rounds of discussions lasting more than two days.

The Congress won 99 seats of the 199 in the Rajasthan Assembly, just one short of the halfway mark to form the government. The ruling BJP bagged 73 seats and the BSP six.