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'Safa' and sound: Sachin Pilot keeps his Congress promise, wears a turban

The 41-year-old leader had pledged in 2014 not to wear the traditional turban till the party returns to power in Rajasthan

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Sachin Pilot
Jaipur: New Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot during the swearing-in ceremony, at Albert Hall in Jaipur, Monday, Dec 17, 2018. Photo: PTI

Newly sworn-in Sachin Pilot proudly sported a 'safa' on Monday, four years after he had pledged to wear it only after the party's win in the Assembly elections.

Clad in white kurta-pajama with white Nehru jacket, Pilot sported a red Bandhej safa, a traditional turban, while taking the oath of office.  

The 41-year-old leader, who won Tonk Assembly constituency in the recently concluded Assembly elections, had pledged in 2014 not to wear the traditional turban till the party returns to power in the state. 
 

The Congress had faced defeat in 2013 Assembly polls in the state.

Pilot had been a former MP from Dausa and Ajmer. 

On Monday, senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was sworn in as the chief minister of Rajasthan, while Pilot took oath as his deputy.
 

Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh at the Albert Hall here.  

First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 15:50 IST
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