Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said on Thursday that party president Sonia Gandhi will decide on the Rajasthan chief minister in the next day or two. “The Congress president will decide on the Rajasthan chief minister in the next day or two,” he said outside Sonia’s residence. Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had met Sonia and apologized to her for not being able to hold the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Jaipur. He also said that he will no longer contest for the post of president. After meeting Sonia Gandhi at her residence ’10 Janpath’, Gehlot also said that Sonia Gandhi would decide whether she would continue as the chief minister.
Gehlot apologizes to Sonia, announces not to contest presidential election
When Ashok Gehlot came out after meeting with Sonia Gandhi for about an hour, the tension was clearly visible on his face. In a conversation with the media, he told that whatever happened in Rajasthan in the past, he has been pained. For that he has apologized to Sonia Gandhi. I could not get the High Command resolution passed. Gehlot said that what happened in Rajasthan in a way sent a message that as if I do not want to leave the chief minister’s post. Gehlot said that he will not contest for the post of president now. In a conversation with the media, he was seen crying out that he is a loyal soldier of the Gandhi family. Sonia Gandhi will also decide the CM.
The mention of the next CM of Rajasthan increased the suspense
Assembly elections are to be held in Rajasthan next year. Had Gehlot’s name not cropped up for Congress President, there would hardly have been talk of a new CM in Rajasthan. To prevent conflict of interest, Gehlot’s resignation from the post of CM arose because of the principle of ‘one person, one post’ decided in the Congress session held in Udaipur this year. Now that he will not contest the election of Congress President, there should not have been any problem in retaining the post of CM. But here, too, there is a problem.