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Shekhawat's kin in Vasundhara Raje's ministry

December 08, 2003 11:43 IST
Last Updated: December 08, 2003 14:53 IST


Vasundhara RajeBJP leader Vasundhara Raje was on Monday sworn-in as the first woman chief minister of Rajasthan, in Jaipur, along with a small team of nine ministers.

Raje had on Sunday discussed formation of her first ministry with the party's central leadership in Delhi. Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat's son-in-law Narpat Singh Rajvi will be part of her team.

Governor Kailashpati Misra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Raje at a glittering public function by in the presence of Union Finance Minister Jaswant Singh, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states of Gujarat (Narendra Modi) and Goa (Manohar Parrikar), and outgoing chief minister Ashok Gehlot. The function was held outside the state assembly building.

Eight cabinet ministers and a minister of state were also sworn in along with Raje.

Cabinet ministers:
Gulab Chand Kataria
Ghanshyam Tiwari
Kirodi Lal Meena
Sanwar Lal Jat
Madan Dilawar
Narpat Singh Rajvi
Kanak Mal Katara
Yunus Khan

Minister of State:
Prabhu Lal Saini

BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu, general secretary Pramod Mahajan, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sahib Singh Verma were also present at the function.


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