Ashok Gehlot: From Magician’s son to Congress National President front-runner

In his early years in politics, he was called `gilli billi’, a reference to his past when he performed magic on tours as an assistant to his father.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

After almost two decades, the Congress is all set to see contest for the post of party president. Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor  and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot are the main contenders.

Gehlot is an old hand at this job. The Chief Minister is known as the ‘magician’ in Rajasthan Congress.  Son of a magician, he keeps astonishing the world of politics with his magic tricks.