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Rahul Gandhi in 'Dharam-sankat' after Sachin Pilot revolts in Rajasthan; Ashok Gehlot likely to be CM

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 December 2018, 12:25 IST
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After election, the Congress party is in a Dharm-sankat in selection of its Chief Ministerial candidate in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

The Congress managed to secure a majority in Rajasthan with 101 seats and sweeped in Chhattisgarh with 68 seats in the 90 seats of legislative assembly. But, now the high command is battling with the power representation of both the Congress leaders, who are staking their claims to become the chief ministers.

Amidst the allegations by the BJP of delaying the process to appoint the chief minister of the state, “Decision is not being delayed, BJP is spreading lies. BJP took 7 days in UP & 9 days in Maharashtra to choose a CM.The process takes time,observers go to sates for discussion. Whenever such decision is taken it takes time.”

KC Venugopal, who is the party observer of the Rajasthan Congress has yesterday said that the decision will be taken tomorrow (today) as the consensus is still not made.

He said, “Taking decision on CM is not an easy job. The final decision will be taken tomorrow (today, Friday) in a meeting to be held around 10 am.”


In Chhattisgarh, the competition is between Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Bhagel and the Opposition leader in the assembly TS Singh Deo and the supporters and workers of the Congress party went into a rampage in the selection process.

Now, its up to the high command, Rahul Gandhi and Ahmed Patel to decide upon the next CM of Rajasthan as the majority of MLA’s are supporting Ashok Gehot but reportedly, Rahul Gandhi had promised Sachin Pilot the CM post if the Congress comes to power.

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First published: 14 December 2018, 12:25 IST