Jaipur, Dec 15: First-time MLA Bhajan Lal Sharma was sworn in because the chief minister of Rajasthan at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP’s high management on Friday, 12 days after the occasion ousted the Congress within the meeting polls.
Sharma, a BJP state normal secretary, took cost of the state on the day he turned 57.
Together with him, Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa had been sworn in because the deputy chief ministers by Governor Kalraj Mishra. All three took the oath in Hindi.
The outgoing chief minister Ashok Gehlot attended the ceremony held in entrance of the historic Albert Corridor right here. A big gathering of BJP MLAs and employees from throughout the state witnessed it.
A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed chief, Sharma was appointed the chief of the BJP legislature occasion on December 12.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by PM Modi, BJP president J P Nadda, Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and several other different senior leaders of the occasion.
Newly appointed chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Mohan Yadav, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami, Gujarat CM Bhupendrabhai Patel, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya had been additionally in attendance.
Seers and mahants from completely different locations attended the ceremony as nicely.
As Sharma, Diya Kumari and Bairwa took the oath, BJP supporters raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Modi-Modi’.
Ashok Gehlot, who was among the many leaders who reached the programme early, sat subsequent to “rival” Gajendra Singh Shekhwat and was seen speaking to him.
Gehlot has been repeatedly concentrating on Union minister Shekhawat, accusing him of being concerned within the Sanjivani Credit score Co-operative Society ‘rip-off’. Shekhawat, in flip, has filed a defamation case in opposition to Gehlot in Delhi.
Shortly earlier than the oath ceremony, a short commotion befell at an entry level in Ramniwas backyard the place individuals forcibly entered the venue.
A number of individuals jumped over the barricades earlier than police managed to cease them.
The BJP on December 12 picked first-time MLA Bhajan Lal Sharma as Rajasthan’s new chief minister, ending days of hypothesis that adopted its victory within the meeting polls.
The shock selection was introduced after BJP MLAs met right here and elected the 56-year-old legislator from Sanganer because the chief of its legislature occasion.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Vasundhara Raje had been additionally among the many frontrunners for the CM submit earlier than the legislature occasion assembly.
Sharma, a Brahmin face of the occasion, is from Bharatpur district and received the Sanganer constituency of Jaipur with a margin of 48,081 votes. He holds a grasp’s diploma in Political Science.
He’s the third in a collection of lesser-known MLAs who’ve been elevated by the BJP to the chief minister’s submit after the lately held meeting elections.
The others are Vishnu Deo Sai and Mohan Yadav who lately took oath because the chief ministers of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh respectively.
The BJP in Rajasthan received 115 seats within the November 25 meeting elections, whereas the Congress bought 69 seats. Polling was held on 199 of the 200 seats within the state. (Businesses)
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