Rahul Gandhi holds individual meetings with Rajasthan CM hopefuls Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot
Amid the Congress victory in the assembly election results announced on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi is due to make an announcement at around 4 pm today, to officially reveal the names of the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held one-on-one meetings with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the two chief ministerial aspirants in
Rajasthan, before taking a final call on who would head government in the desert state.
Earlier today, top Congress leaders from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh went into a huddle with Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss who will be chief ministers for the two states.
Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath have an edge over Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia to be chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively,
The Congress president gave separate hearings to both Pilot and Gehlot, one representing the young face of the party and the other, the old guard. The individual meetings lasted around 10-15 minutes each and neither Gehlot nor Pilot talked to the media after the meeting.
Rahul Gandhi sought the views of party workers through an internal messaging system with a pre-recorded message asking them to send their views directly to him through
A decision on the post of chief minister will be taken by this evening to enable the oath-taking soon. The Congress has already staked its claim for government formation in
Rajasthan, even though it fell slightly short of the simple majority mark.
The BJP too has arranged a marathon 7-hour meeting today where the results of the recently held assembly elections would be analysed. BJP chief Amit Shah has reportedly asked for a detailed report from each district of each states.