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Rajasthan govt to get new ministers, 23 MLAs to take oath Monday

The swearing in ceremony is expected to be held in Jaipur at 11.30 AM on Monday

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur/New Delhi 

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Governor Kalyan Singh stand for the national anthem after the swearing-in ceremony, at Albert Hall in Jaipur, Monday, Photo: PTI
File photo: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Governor Kalyan Singh stand for the national anthem after the swearing-in ceremony, at Albert Hall in Jaipur, Monday, Photo: PTI

As many as 23 newly elected legislators - 22 and one - are expected to take oath as ministers in the first Rajasthan cabinet formation on Monday.

and Deputy Sachin Pilot, who took oath on December 17, returned to the state capital Sunday noon after spending three days in New Delhi for a meeting with and senior party functionaries.

The names of council of ministers have been finalised by the state leaders including Gehlot and after rounds of discussion with and other senior leaders, sources said. 
 

The swearing in ceremony is expected to be held in at 11.30 AM on Monday, they said.

in charge of Rajasthan, and observer for the state on government formation, K C Venugopal, besides AICC secretaries for the state were also involved in the deliberations for deciding on the ministers, the sources said.

intends to focus on having a cabinet with a majority being fresh faces, sources said, adding the cabinet will be a blend of the old and new and will give an opportunity to those who have not held ministerial portfolios in the past.

 

They said over a dozen of them will be seen in tomorrow's cabinet expansion.

Meanwhile, Gehlot has so far initiated a few transfers of officials with the likelihood of a thorough reshuffle of bureaucrats after the cabinet formation.

"As many as 22 Congress and one alliance partner RLD's MLA are likely to take oath at Raj Bhawan on Monday," a informed.

Those who are likely to take oath are BD Kalla, Raghu Sharma, ShantiDhariwal, Lal Chand Kataria, Pramod Jain Bhaya, Parsadi Lal Meena, Vishvendra Singh, Harish choudhary, Ramesh Chand Meena, Bhanwar Lal Meghwal, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Udai Lal Anjana, and

Mamta Bhupesh, Arjun Singh Bamaniya, Bhanwar Singh Bhati, SukhramVishnoi, Ashok Chandna, Tikaram Jully, Bhajanlal Jatav, and RLD's are also likely to take oath, he said.

Rajasthan can have a total of 30 ministers including the and the Gehlot cabinet will have some vacancies left which will be filled later.

First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 19:25 IST
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