Ashok Gehlot sworn-in as Rajasthan CM, Sachin Pilot his deputy

Jaipur: Ashok Gehlot took oath as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, while Sachin Pilot was sworn-in as his deputy at the historic Albert Hall on Monday.

Gehlot and Pilot’s swearing-in ceremony was attended by several senior Congress leaders, including party president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A phalanx of opposition leaders including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, DMK president MK Stalin and NCP president Sharad Pawar also attended the oath-taking.

However, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati were not among the attendees.

In the recently-concluded Assembly election in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi led-Congress had bagged 99 out of 199 seats to wrest power from the BJP in the state. Rajasthan assembly has 200 seats, but election on one seat was put off due to the demise of one of the candidates.