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Rajasthan cabinet news highlights: 22 ministers take oath, 17 of them first-timers

Dec 30, 2023 08:48 PM IST

  • Rajasthan cabinet news highlights: Governor Kalraj Mishra administered oath to 22 new ministers of Bhajan Lal government at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

Rajasthan cabinet news highlights: Nearly a month after the election results were declared, the swearing-in ceremony of the Rajasthan state cabinet took place on Saturday at the Raj Bhavan. The newly elected chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma met governor Kalraj Mishra on Saturday to seek approval for the council’s expansion.

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and state chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma during the oath-taking ceremony of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in the Rajasthan Cabinet, at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur on Saturday. (ANI Photo)( Col Rajyavardhan Rathore - X)

The results of the Rajasthan assembly elections were announced on December 3, with the BJP securing 115 out of the 199 contested seats.

Sharma, a first-time MLA, was officially declared as the chief minister on December 12, with Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa appointed as his deputies.

Rajasthan new government | Full statement

CM Bhajan Lal Sharma

Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa

Deputy CM Diya Kumari

Cabinet ministers

1. Kirodi Lal Meena

2. Madan Dilawar

3. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

4. Gajendra Singh Khimsar

5. Babulal Kharadi

6. Jogaram Patel

7. Suresh Singh Rawat

8. Avinash Gehlot

9. Joraram Kumawat

10. Hemant Meena

11. Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary

12. Sumit Godara

Ministers of state (independent charge):

1. Sanjay Sharma

2. Gautam Kumar

3. Jhabar Singh Kharra

4. Surendra Pal Singh

5. Heeralal Nagar

Ministers of state

1. Ottaram Dewasi

2. Manju Baghmar

3. Vijay Singh Choudhary

4. K K Bishnoi

5. Jawahar Singh Bedam

Follow all the updates here:

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 08:08 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: ‘I hope that all of you will contribute fully,’ says Ashok Gehlot

    “Congratulations and best wishes to the members of the newly formed council of ministers in the Rajasthan government. I hope that all of you will contribute fully in carrying forward the mission of making Rajasthan the number 1 state and will serve the public by carrying forward public welfare schemes (translated from hindi),” said former chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 07:42 PM

    BJP nominee for Karanpur poll inducted as minister, Cong flags model code violation

    Surendra Pal Singh, the BJP's nominee for the January 5 election to the Karanpur assembly constituency, was inducted as a minister in the Rajasthan government Saturday, drawing flak from the Congress which accused the ruling party of violating the model code of conduct.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 06:38 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Will ensure zero tolerance for corruption, says Kirodi Lal Meena

    "We'll ensure zero tolerance for corruption, maintain law and order in the state, and prioritise women's safety," said BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena after taking oath as a Rajasthan cabinet minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 06:32 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Kirodi Lal Meena’s first reaction on X

    “Today, in the name of God, with the grace of Adipuja Lord Trinetra Ganapati and Sridandveer Hanumanji present in the city Sawai Madhopur, I took oath as cabinet minister to serve the people of Rajasthan. I pledge that I will remain engaged in people’s work under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (translated from Hindi),” said Kirodi Lal Meena.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 05:28 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: CM Bhajan Lal’s first reaction on X

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 05:26 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: ‘My department will work wholeheartedly,’ says minister Rathore

    “I have been given a responsibility and I welcome it. I thank PM Modi, JP Nadda, Amit Shah, CM Bhajanlal Sharma, workers of BJP for giving me this opportunity to serve Rajasthan directly. I ensure that for the next five years my department will work wholeheartedly for the people of Rajasthan," says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 05:11 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Just joined? A brief summary is here

    Twelve cabinet ministers and 10 ministers of state were inducted in the Bhajan Lal Sharma-led BJP government in Rajasthan on Saturday.

    They were administered the oath of office by Governor Kalraj Mishra during a ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here.

    The MLAs inducted into the Rajasthan cabinet are Kirodi Lal Meena, Madan Dilawar, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Gajendra Singh Khinvsar, Babulal Kharadi, Jogaram Patel, Suresh Singh Rawat, Avinash Gehlot, Joraram Kumawat, Hemant Meena, Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary and Sumit Godara.

    Sanjay Sharma, Gautam Kumar, Jhabar Singh Kharra, Surendra Pal Singh and Heeralal Nagar took oath as ministers of state (independent charge).

    PTI

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:27 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Bhajan Lal govt ministers’ full list here

    List of MLAs inducted into the Rajasthan cabinet:

    1. Kirodi Lal Meena

    2. Madan Dilawar

    3. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

    4. Gajendra Singh Khinvsar

    5. Babulal Kharadi

    6. Jogaram Patel

    7. Suresh Singh Rawat

    8. Avinash Gehlot

    9. Joraram Kumawat

    10. Hemant Meena

    11. Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary

    12. Sumit Godara

    And those who took oath as ministers of state (independent charge):

    1. Sanjay Sharma

    2. Gautam Kumar

    3. Jhabar Singh Kharra

    4. Surendra Pal Singh

    5. Heeralal Nagar

    Five others took oath as ministers of state

    1. Ottaram Dewasi

    2. Manju Baghmar

    3. Vijay Singh Choudhary

    4. K K Bishnoi

    5. Jawahar Singh Bedam

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:09 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Oath-taking ceremony concludes

    With the oath-taking of 22 ministers, first cabinet expansion ceremony of Bhajan Lal government completes.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:07 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Jawahar Singh Bedam also included in expansion

    Jawahar Singh Bedam joins CM Bhajan Lal’s team as state minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:05 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: K K Bishnoi takes oath

    BJP MLA K K Bishnoi takes oath as new state minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:03 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Vijay Singh Choudhary inducted as state minister

    Vijay Singh Choudhary inducted as state minister of Rajasthan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 04:00 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Manju Baghmar takes oath of state minister

    Manju Baghmar takes oath of state minister of Rajasthan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:58 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Otaram Dewasi takes oath as state minister

    BJP MLA Otaram Dewasi takes oath as state minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:56 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Heeralal Nagar inducted as minister

    Heeralal Nagar inducted as Rajasthan’s minister of state with independent charge.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:54 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Surendra Pal Singh T.T. takes oath

    Surendra Pal Singh T.T. takes oath as state minister with independent charge.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:52 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Jhabar Singh Kharra inducted as minister

    Jhabar Singh Kharra inducted as state minister (independent charge)

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:50 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Gautam Kumar takes oath

    Gautam Kumar takes oath as state minister (independent charge).

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:48 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Sanjay Sharma takes oath as state minister

    Sanjay Sharma takes oath as state minister (independent charge)

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:47 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Sumit Godara takes oath as minister

    Sumit Godara takes oath as minister of Bhajan Lal government.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:46 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary takes oath

    Kanhaiya Lal Choudhary takes oath as Rajasthan minister on Saturday.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:44 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Hemant Meena inducted as minister

    Hemant Meena inducted as minister, takes oath at Raj Bhavan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:42 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Joraram Kumawat takes oath

    Joraram Kumawat takes oath as minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:41 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Avinash Gehlot takes oath at Raj Bhavan

    Avinash Gehlot took oath as minister at Raj Bhavan on Saturday.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:39 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Suresh Singh Rawat inducted as minister

    Suresh Singh Rawat inducted as minister

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:38 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Jogaram Patel inducted as minister

    Jogaram Patel inducted as minister, takes oath at Raj Bhavan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:34 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Babulal Kharadi takes oath

    BJP MLA Babulal Kharadi takes oath as new minister of Rajasthan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:31 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Check pics of swearing-in ceremony

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:28 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Rajyavardhan Rathore takes oath

    Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore takes oath as new minister of Rajasthan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:27 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Gajendra Singh Khimsar takes oath

    Gajendra Singh Khimsar takes oath as new minister of Rajasthan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:21 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Kirodi Lal Meena takes oath

    Kirodi Lal Meena takes oath as cabinet minister.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 03:05 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: BJP Ministers to take oath to take after landslide victory

    The results for the Rajasthan assembly elections were announced on December 3 with the BJP winning 115 of the 199 seats on which polling was held.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 02:35 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Preparations for swearing-in underway

    Preparations for the swearing-in ceremony are underway at Raj Bhavan.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 01:51 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Earlier, Congress took swipe ‘over failure to form cabinet’

    "Results to Assembly elections in Rajasthan were announced on Dec 3, 2023. It took 12 days (till Dec 15, 2023) for the BJP to announce the CM and two Deputy CMs," Jairam Ramesh said.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 01:45 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: MLAs start reaching Jaipur

    MLA Madan Dilawar from Ramganj Mandi visited the BJP office, engaging with senior party leaders. Meanwhile, MLA Kailash Meena from Garhi arrived in Jaipur from Udaipur, and Udaipur MLA Tarachand Jain also departed for Jaipur.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 01:03 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Bhajan Lal Sharma's cabinet will feature mix new and seasoned MLAs, say sources

    Approximately 18 to 20 MLAs are slated to take oaths as ministers. The composition of Sharma's cabinet will feature a mix of both new and seasoned MLAs, as indicated by sources.

    In the upcoming cabinet expansion in Rajasthan, a meticulous approach will be employed, placing importance on caste and regional considerations, particularly in anticipation of the Lok Sabha elections in a few months. The expansion will prioritise representation from all regions while ensuring a balanced social composition, ensuring comprehensive representation for major castes.

    Presently, Rajasthan is led by Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma, a Brahmin, with Deputy Chief Ministers Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa representing Rajput and Scheduled Caste communities respectively.

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 01:00 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: CM Bhajan Lal meets governor Kalraj Mishra

  • Sat, 30 Dec 2023 12:57 PM

    Rajasthan cabinet news LIVE: Ministers to take oath at Raj Bhavan

    Governor Kalraj Mishra will administer the oath of office to the BJP MLAs at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan at 3:15 pm.

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