ASHOK GEHLOT Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Ashok Gehlot is a prominent political leader. Currently, he is the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He was born on May 3, 1951 at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. His father was a farmer. Gehlot is a Bachelor of Science. He received his M.A. degree in Economics. In 1980, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time from Jodhpur.


Ashok Gehlot has vast administrative experience and has held several important posts in the Congress Party. He was appointed as the President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee for the first time in 1985. He was again elected in 1994 and 1997 for the same post. He held the post of Union Deputy Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation in the Cabinet headed by Indira Gandhi in 1982.


In 1989, he became a Minister in the Department of Home and PHED, Government of Rajasthan. He also held the Independent Charge of the Textile Ministry in the cabinet of P.V Narasimha Rao in 1991. Ashok Gehlot became the Chief Minister of Rajasthan in 1998.