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Fifteen ministers 11 cabinet and four ministers of state were sworn in on Sunday in Rajasthan, in a much-awaited expansion of the Ashok Gehlot ministry.

Governor Kalraj Mishra administered the oath of office to the new ministers.

The 11 cabinet ministers include three Mamta Bhupesh, Bhajan Lal Jatav and Tikaram Jully-- who have been elevated from minister of state (MoS) to cabinet rank, while two -- Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena -- are those who were sacked last year for rebelling and have been reinducted as cabinet ministers.

Hemaram Choudhary, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Ramlal Jat, Mahesh Joshi, Govindram Meghwal and Shakuntla Rawat were also sworn in as cabinet ministers.

Zahida, Brijendra Singh Ola, Rajendra Gudha and Murari Lal Meena were sworn in as MoS.

The council of ministers in Rajasthan now has 19 cabinet ministers and 10 MoS, apart from the chief minister.

Chief Minister Gehlot and members of his council of ministers were among those present at the function.

The number in the council of ministers in the state has reached 30. The Rajasthan Cabinet can have a maximum of 30 ministers, including the chief minister.
 

Ahead Of Oath Taking Ceremony, Rajasthan Cong Leaders, Legislators Meet At State Party Office

Rajasthan Congress leaders, including the MLAs, who were scheduled to take oath as ministers today, assembled at party's state office here for a meeting and were felicitated at the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) office by state chief Govind Singh Dotasra.

Besides Dotasra, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and AICC general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken addressed them.

From the RPCC office, they will head to the Raj Bhawan for the oath taking ceremony, which will take place at 4 pm.

Ministers in Congress-ruled Rajasthan had resigned during a meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence here on Saturday evening, ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.

Fifteen ministers- 11 cabinet and four ministers of state (MoS)- will take oath.

The 11 cabinet ministers include three who have been elevated from MoS to cabinet rank.

Only three ministers-- Govind Singh Dotasra, Harish Chaudhary and Raghu Sharma-- have been dropped while other ministers have been retained in the Ashok Gehlot cabinet.

In addition to them, 12 new ministers are being inducted.

With the induction of 12 new ministers, the number of council of ministers in the the state will reach 30.

The council of ministers in Rajasthan can have a maximum of 30 ministers, including the chief minister. PTI SDA

Apart from Dotasra, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and AICC general secretary in charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken addressed them at the PCC. 15 ministers- 11 cabinet and 4 ministers of state- will take oath at the ceremony to be held at Raj Bhawan at 4 pm. 11 cabinet ministers include three who have been elevated from MoS to cabinet rank. 

Only three ministers---Govind Singh Dotasra, Harish Chaudhary and Raghu Sharma--- have been dropped while other ministers have been retained in the Ashok Gehlot cabinet. 

In addition to them, 12 new ministers are being inducted. With the induction of 12 new ministers, the number of council of ministers in the Congress ruled Rajasthan will reach 30. The council of ministers in Rajasthan can have a maximum of 30 ministers, including the chief minister. 

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