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Ashok Gehlot Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ashok Gehlot

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameAshok Gehlot
Profession(s)Politician, Social Worker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Politics
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Ashok Gehlot's Political Party, Indian National Congress
Political Journey1979: Appointed as the President of City District Congress Committee, Jodhpur.
1980: Elected to the 7th Lok Sabha from Jodhpur parliamentary constituency and represented the Jodhpur constituency in 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th Lok Sabha.
1980: Elected as the Member of Public Accounts Committee.
1982: Appointed as the General Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1982: Elected as the Union Deputy Minister, Department of Tourism.
1983: Became the Union Deputy Minister for Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
1984: Served as the Union Deputy Minister for Department of Sports.
1985, 1994, 1997: Became the President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
1991: Appointed to the Consultative Committee on Communication (Lok Sabha).
1991: Became a member of the Standing Committee on Railway (10th & 11th Lok Sabha).
1998: Became the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
1999: Appointed as an MLA from Sardarpura (Jodhpur) assembly constituency.
2008: Served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan again.
2017: Elected the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee.
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 May 1951
Age (as in 2018) 67 Years
BirthplaceMahamandir, Jodhpur, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
NationalityIndian
HometownMahamandir, Jodhpur, India
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science
• Bachelor of Laws
• Masters in economics
ReligionHinduism
CasteSaini Kshatriyas Mandorva Rajput
Controversies• In 2017, his name was highlighted among the politicians to be in the list of "Paradise Papers" allegations in an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism. However, his name was cleared from the case since no evidence was found against him.
• In 2011, Ashok Gehlot was caught in a controversy when Rajasthan Government gave assets and contracts worth ₹11,000 Crore, allegedly to the firms having financial links with family members of Ashok.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateNovember 27, 1977
Family
Wife/SpouseSunita Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Vaibhav Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot With His Wife And Son
Daughter- Sonia
Ashok Gehlot's Daughter and Son-in-Law
ParentsFather- Babu Laxman Singh Gehlot
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Agrasen Gehlot
Sister- None
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesBank Fixed Deposits: ₹55 Lakhs
Jewellery: ₹10 Lakhs
Total value: ₹67 Lakhs
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹1.5 Crore

Ashok Gehlot

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashok Gehlot

  • Does Ashok Gehlot smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ashok Gehlot drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • In 1971, he served in the refugee camps during the East Bengali refugees crisis.
  • He was an active student participant in politics since his college days. He became the President of the youth wing of the Congress party, NSUI, from 1973 to 1979.
  • When Indira Gandhi was in one of her regular visits to the refugee camps, she first noticed Gehlot’s organizational skills there. Later, he was appointed the first state President of National Student’s Union of India.
  • He also worked in the camps organized by the Tarun Shanti Sena at Indore, Sevagram, Aurangabad, and Wardha.
  • He is a member of  Indian National Congress and as a Member of Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, he represents Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur.
  • In 1989, for a short period, he also served as the Home Minister of Rajasthan.
  • Ashok became the Chief Minister of Rajasthan twice, first from 1998 to 2003 and then again, from 2008 to 2013.
  • During his tenure as Chief Minister, Gehlot marked his work worth praising, especially, the creation of 7 million-days’ employment and his drought management during some grave droughts in Rajasthan.
  • He founded the Bharat Seva Sansthan, which provides free books through the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Book Bank and also gives ambulance services.
  • In 2018, Ashok Gehlot was trolled online for making a statement, after which people started mocking him as #ScientistGehlot. The video was apparently an incomplete and trimmed clip of his speech. As soon as Gehlot came across the trolls, he took to the Twitter and posted the real video of his speech.

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