Meet CM-elect, Dy. CM-elect of Rajasthan

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday had declared that Ashok Gehlot will be the Rajasthan Chief Minister while state Congress chief Sachin Pilot will be his deputy, bringing an end to the three day impasse on the question of leadership in the state.

The announcement was made by party observer for the state K.C. Venugopal.

He said the decision was taken by party President Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, along with several senior party leaders, will be present on December 17 at the oath-taking ceremony of Rajasthan Chief Minister-designate Ashok Gehlot, party sources said on Saturday.

The programme, in which Sachin Pilot will also take oath as the state’s Deputy Chief Minister, would be held at 10 a.m at Albert Hall here.

Former Prime Minister and Congress veteran Manmohan Singh would also be present.

The other leaders expected at the ceremony include former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda, former Union Minister Sharad Yadav, Congress leader Mallikarjun Khadge, former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, DMK working President M.K. Stalin, party leader Kanimozhi, JMM leader Hemant Soren and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi.

While Gehlot will take the oath as Chief Minister for the third time, Pilot will take the oath for the first time as Deputy Chief Minister.

CM-elect of Rajasthan
Name Ashok Gehlot
Date of birth 3rd May 1951
Party Congress
Political career He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. He was also a Union Minister.
Constituency Sardarpura
Native district Jodhpur
Educational Qualification Science and Law graduate. MA in Economics


Dy. CM-elect of Rajasthan
Name Sachin Pilot
Date of birth 7th September 1977
Party Congress
Political career He served as Minister of Corporate Affairs. He is currently the President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
Constituency Ajmer
Native district Saharanpur
Educational Qualification Diploma in Marketing, BA, MBA
Spouse Sarah pilot, daughter of Farooq Abdullah