Ashok Gehlot (born 3 May 1951) is an Indian politician from Rajasthan. He is Congress party's national general secretary and in-charge of party affairs for politically crucial state Gujarat. He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. He hails from Jodhpur city of Rajasthan in India and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He represents Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur as Member of Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan.
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Ashok Gehlot, son of Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot, was born on 3 May 1951 in a Hindu MALI (SAINI) family of Mandore, Mahamandir, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A Science and Law graduate, he also holds a MA degree in Economics. He is married to Sunita Gehlot and has a son and a daughter. He is a Hindu and 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 Mrs. 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.
Ashok Gehlot is considered as one of the most popular Chief Ministers of Rajasthan. During his tenure as Chief Minister of Rajasthan he was strong on development. He is often credited for his excellent drought management and creation of 7 million-days' employment during severe droughts in Rajasthan. Ashok Gehlot has held the following positions