Gehlot Likely To Step Down As Rajasthan CM: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot can resign from his post to contest the election of Congress President. Although the Gehlot faction wants it Diwali Resign from the post around (Diwali) or in December. It is being said that the Gandhi family has convinced Ashok Gehlot to do so.
The New Indian Express quoted a source as saying that the Gandhi family has convinced Ashok Gehlot to resign and hand over the post of CM to Sachin Pilot. According to the report, under the agreement with the Gandhi family, Ashok Gehlot may resign from the post of CM around the election of Congress President. Gehlot was in favor of making Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi as CM but his pressure has not worked.
Suspense over Ashok Gehlot contesting elections
Till now there was suspense about Ashok Gehlot contesting for the post of Congress President, which is over. Ashok Gehlot has made it clear in a statement that he is going to contest elections. Gehlot said that Rahul Gandhi has decided that he is not in the electoral race, that is why he (Gehlot) will now file his nomination and contest the elections.
With the announcement of contesting the elections, Ashok Gehlot has also made it clear that he is going to leave the post of CM. He said that according to the rule of ‘one person one post’ he will leave the post of CM of Rajasthan. Who will occupy this post, it will be decided by Sonia Gandhi and the state in-charge.
What is the opinion of Priyanka Gandhi regarding the post of CM of Rajasthan?
According to sources, Ashok Gehlot tried to persuade Rahul Gandhi to continue in both the posts. On this Rahul Gandhi said that it is not possible. According to sources, Priyanka Gandhi is also in favor of making Sachin Pilot the CM of Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi made it clear in Kochi that the ‘one person, one post’ decision taken at Udaipur Chintan Shivir will be implemented.
According to the source, the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of the Congress will also be of 21 days in Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi wants the issue of CM’s post to be resolved before he undertakes a padyatra in Rajasthan in October-November.
Why might Tharoor get a CWC berth?
The report also quoted sources as saying that Shashi Tharoor may get a berth in the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body. The decision was taken after the Thiruvananthapuram MP met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi earlier this week.
According to the source, Tharoor has always ensured that he maintains cordial relations with the Gandhi family even when he is in G23. At the same time, the Gandhi family is also aware of Tharoor’s potential and the damage to the party if he leaves the Congress. According to the source, one berth in the Congress Working Committee is enough to put Tharoor in a good mood.
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