Ashok Gehlot: The agitation for the election of the Congress President is intensifying. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given a big statement. Ashok Gehlot, who is leading the race for Congress President, said that Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that this time no one from the Gandhi family will become the party chief. Along with this, he also made it clear that he himself will contest the election for the post of party president and Sonia Gandhi will decide on who will replace him as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
What did Ashok Gehlot say?
Ashok Gehlot said, “I said earlier also once I had to request Rahul ji when all PCCs are passing resolution that you should become president then you accept, I tried to talk a lot but he says that We have decided that once no Gandhi family person will be a candidate.”
Ashok Gehlot said, “He (Rahul Gandhi) has clearly said that I know that everyone wants and I respect his words, PCCs passed the resolution, if the workers want, then I have respect for them. It is too much but once we have decided that this time someone from non-Gandhi family should be the president.”
‘I want to contest for the post of president’
Ashok Gehlot has clarified the situation even on his own contesting elections. He said, it is certain that I have to contest for the post of president, but I see that it is a matter of party inner democracy, we should all make a new beginning together and I hope that the situation in the country, for that the opposition. It is very important to be strong, we will leave no stone unturned for that.”
Who will be the Chief Minister of Rajasthan?
Ashok Gehlot said, “There is a discussion in the media that I want to continue on both the post of Chief Minister and President, but let me make it clear that there is no such thing. Whatever the party high command decides will be acceptable to me. I do not insist on continuing in the post. Who will be the Chief Minister of Rajasthan will be decided by the party high command. The time for filing nominations was near, so I had to make nominations.”
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.
Sources are also telling that the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of Congress will be of 21 days in Rajasthan also. Rahul Gandhi wants the issue of CM’s post to be resolved before he undertakes a padyatra in Rajasthan in October-November.