|Shri Ashok Gehlot was born on 3rd May 1951 at Jodhpur in a farmer
family. He is B.Sc., M.A.(Economics) and L.L.B. Shri Gehlot was
elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time from Jodhpur for the
7th Lok Sabha (1980-1984). He was also the member of the 8th Lok
Sabha (1984-1989). He is representing Sardarpura constituency in
the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha.
Shri Gehlot has vast
administrative experience and has held several important posts in the
Congress Organization. He was appointed as the President of Rajasthan
Pradesh Congress Committee for the first time in September, 1985. He was
again elected as President of Pradesh Congress Committee in December, 1994
and for the third time in June,1997.
Shri Gehlot has held the post
of Union Deputy Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation in the
Cabinet headed by Smt Indira Gandhi in 1982. He also held the same post in
the Cabinet of Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1984-1985. He held the portfolios of
Home and PHED in the State during 1989. He has also held the
independent charge of Textile Ministry in the Cabinet of Shri P.V.
Narsimha Rao during 1991.