Shri Ashok Gehlot

Shri Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot, son of Jadugar Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot, was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A science and law graduate, he also holds an MA degree in economics. He is married to Sunita Gehlot and has a son and a daughter. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) party. He was influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi at a very young age and was actively engaged in social political work even as a student. During 1971's East Bengali refugees crisis he served in the refugee camps in the eastern states of India. It is there when former prime minister Indira Gandhi first identified his organizational skills during one of her visits to the refugee camps. Gehlot was later appointed the first state president of National Student's Union of India and successfully organised Congress's student wing in the state. Recently, his elder brother Kanwar Sen Gehlot died due to heart attack in October 2018.

Political Career:

1980–84    Member, Seventh Lok Sabha
1984–89    Member, Eighth Lok Sabha
1991–96    Member, Tenth Lok Sabha
1996–98    Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha
1998–99    Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha
1999–2003    Member, Eleventh Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (Elected in by-election)
2003–08    Member, Twelfth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2008–13    Member, Thirteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2013–18    Member, Fourteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2018–Cont.    Member, Fifteenth Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

Positions held:

1980–82    Member, Public Accounts Committee, Lok Sabha
1982–83    Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism
1983–84    Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation
1984–84    Union Deputy Minister, Department of Sports
1984–85    Union Minister of State, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation
1989–89    Minister, Department of Home and PHED, Government of Rajasthan
1991–93    Union Minister of State, Department of Textiles (Independent Charge)
1991–96    Consultative Committee on Communication (Lok Sabha)
1991–98    Standing Committee on Railway (10th & 11th Lok Sabha)
1996–98    Consultative Committee on External Affairs ( Lok Sabha )
1998–2003    Chief Minister, Rajasthan
2008–13    Chief Minister, Rajasthan
2018–Cont.    Chief Minister, Rajasthan

Other positions held:

1974–79    President, Rajasthan NSUI
1979–82    President, City District Congress Committee, Jodhpur
1982    General Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
1985–89    President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee
2004–08    General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
2017–2019    General Secretary, All India Congress Committee