At Rajasthan oath: Scindia family hug, photo of the day!

Jaipur: At the Rajasthan oath ceremony today, outgoing chief minister Vasundhara Raje of the BJP was seen warmly greeting her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia, a top Congress leader, setting aside their vast political divide.

Vasundhara Raje, 65, is the sister of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s father Madhavrao Scindia, who died in a plane crash in 2001. She was mainly seen in a widely-circulated photo wrapping Jyotiraditya Scindia into a hug on the stage at the Albert Hall in Jaipur, her eyes closed with affection and love.

The aunt was in head-to-toe saffron color while the nephew opted for white kurta and navy blue jacket. She also tweeted her best wishes to the new chief minister, Ashok Gehlot, and his deputy Sachin Pilot.

Political affiliations have split the Scindias, a royal family from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, right down the middle.

In 2003 and 2013, when Vasundhara Raje took oath as a chief minister, the ceremony was basically held at Janpath outside the Rajasthan assembly building.

Vasundhara Raje lost power last week in “revolving door” Rajasthan after the Congress came as a largest and strongest party, touching majority along with ally Ajit Singh.

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