Ashok Gehlot

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Ashok Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot 2012.jpg
12th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Assumed office
17 December 2018
GovernorKalyan Singh
DeputySachin Pilot
Preceded byVasundhara Raje
In office
13 December 2008 (2008-12-13) – 12 December 2013 (2013-12-12)
Preceded byVasundhara Raje
Succeeded byVasundhara Raje
In office
1 December 1998 (1998-12-01) – 8 December 2003 (2003-12-08)
Preceded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat
Succeeded byVasundhara Raje
General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
In office
December 2017 – January 2019
Succeeded byK. C. Venugopal
Union Minister of State for Tourism and Civil Aviation
In office
2 September 1982 (1982-09-02) – 7 February 1984 (1984-02-07)
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi / Rajiv Gandhi
In office
31 December 1984 – 26 September 1985
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Deputy Union Minister for Sports
In office
7 February 1984 – 31 October 1984
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Union Minister of State (Textiles) Independent Charge
In office
21 June 1991 – 18 January 1993
Prime MinisterP.V. Narasimha Rao
Personal details
Political partyHand INC.svgIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sunita Gehlot
Children2

Ashok Gehlot (born 3 May 1951) is an Indian politician, currently serving his third term as Chief Minister of Rajasthan since December 2018. He was Congress Party's national general secretary and in-charge of organizations and training from March 2018 to 23 January 2019.[2] He held this position from December 1998 to 2003 and from 2008 to 2013 and again from 17 December 2018.[1] He hails from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He represents Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur as Member of Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan.

Personal life[edit]

Ashok Gehlot, son of Babu Jadugar Laxman Singh Gehlot a Marwari Mali Rajput , was born on 3 May 1951 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A science and law graduate, he also holds an MA degree in economics. He is married to Sunita Gehlot and has a son and a daughter.[1] He is a Hindu and a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) party. He was influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi at a very young age and was actively engaged in social political work even as a student. During 1971's East Bengali refugees crisis he served in the refugee camps in the eastern states of India. It is there when former prime minister Indira Gandhi first identified his organizational skills during one of her visits to the refugee camps. Gehlot was later appointed the first state president of National Student's Union of India and successfully organised Congress's student wing in the state. Recently, his elder brother Kanwar Sen Gehlot died due to heart attack in October 2018.[3]

Political Career[edit]

Membership of legislature[edit]

Year Position
1980–84 Member, Seventh

Sabha

1984–89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha
1991–96 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha
1996–98 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha
1998–99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha
1999–2003 Member, Eleventh Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (Elected in by-election)
2003–08 Member, Twelfth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2008–13 Member, Thirteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2013–18 Member, Fourteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2018–Cont. Member, Fifteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

Positions held[edit]

Year Position
1980–82 Member, Public Accounts Committee, Lok Sabha
1982–83 Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism
1983–84 Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation
1984–84 Union Deputy Minister, Department of Sports
1984–85 Union Minister of State, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation
1989–89 Minister, Department of Home and PHED, Government of Rajasthan
1991–93 Union Minister of State, Department of Textiles (Independent Charge)
1991–96 Consultative Committee on Communication (Lok Sabha)
1991–98 Standing Committee on Railway (10th & 11th Lok Sabha)
1996–98 Consultative Committee on External Affairs ( Lok Sabha )
1998–2003 Chief Minister, Rajasthan
2008–13 Chief Minister, Rajasthan
2018–Cont. Chief Minister, Rajasthan

Other positions held[edit]

Year Position
1974–79 President, Rajasthan NSUI
1979–82 President, City District Congress Committee, Jodhpur
1982 General Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
1985–89 President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
199497
1997–99
2004–08 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
2017–2019 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chief Minister, Rajasthan. Rajassembly.nic.in. Retrieved on 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ Ashok Gehlot Appointed Congress General Secretary In-Charge For Gujarat. Ndtv.com (26 April 2017). Retrieved on 2018-08-13.
  3. ^ "अशोक गहलोत के परिवार में शोक, बड़े भाई का ह्रदयाघात से निधन". KhasKhabar (in Hindi). Retrieved 19 October 2018.

External links[edit]

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
R D Gattani
Member of Parliament
for Jodhpur

1980 – 1989
Succeeded by
Jaswant Singh
Preceded by
Jaswant Singh
Member of Parliament
for Jodhpur

1991 – 1999
Succeeded by
Jaswant Singh Bishnoi
Political offices
Preceded by
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
1 December 1998 – 8 December 2003
Succeeded by
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Preceded by
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
12 December 2008 – 13 December 2013
Succeeded by
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Preceded by
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
17 December 2018 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent