Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights: 15 new ministers including 5 Pilot loyalists take oath in Congress’ ‘fine balancing act’

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Updated: November 21, 2021 4:47:49 pm

Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle: The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government will have a total of 30 ministers, including 18 who had resigned earlier.

Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle: The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government will have a total of 30 ministers, including 18 who had resigned earlier.

Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle: The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Cabinet on Sunday saw induction of 15 new faces, including five loyalists of Sachin Pilot camp, taking the state Cabinet’s strength to 30. The major rejig came as the party leadership stepped in to avert another Punjab-like crisis in the state where Pilot and Gehlot had been at loggerheads for the past several months.

Ahead of the oath-taking ceremony on Sunday, Pilot said the reshuffle initiated by the Ashok Gehlot government has sent a positive message across the state and denied any factionalism in the party. Pilot, who was sacked as the deputy chief minister due to rebellion last year, said he is happy that the issues he had raised, including increasing the representation of Dalits in the Cabinet, have been addressed.

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    New ministers will be sworn in today. The step taken by the party & leadership after discussions is sending a positive message across the state. We had raised this issue time & again. I'm happy that party, high command & state Govt took a cognisance of it: Sachin Pilot, Congress

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    Congress had already given me a lot, they had given me the status of Cabinet Minister, so it won't be of much difference to me. Now I will be of service with more power. Congress will come into power in 2023 in Rajasthan: Mahesh Joshi,Congress MLA on Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle

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    Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accepted the resignation of three cabinet ministers -- Raghu Sharma, Harish Chaudhary and Govind Singh Dotasra -- after all the 21 members of the Rajasthan cabinet resigned, sources said. The resignation of Sharma, Chaudhary and Dotasra was accepted as they hold party positions and the "one man, one post" formula has been applied in the state. Sharma has been appointed as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Gujarat, Chaudhary as the AICC in-charge for Punjab and Dotasra is the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief.
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