Rajasthan: Cabinet portfolios allocated to ministers, CM Ashok Gehlot keeps finance, home

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on early Thursday allocated portfolios to the council of ministers with the help of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, officials said.

The allocation of portfolios took place at around 2 a.m., a statement said.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot kept key departments including finance and home, along with excise, planning, personnel, general administration, and information technology while Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was allocated PWD, rural development, panchayati raj, science and technology, and statistics.

Apart from the chief minister and deputy chief minister, 13 other Cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of state were also allocated portfolios.

The move came after Gehlot and Pilot held meetings with Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Wednesday. The all-important portfolio distribution had been pending reportedly over disagreements between Gehlot and his deputy on the allocation of key portfolios such as home and finance.

The 23 ministers took oath on Monday, a week after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot were sworn in.