NEW DELHI, Sep. 27, 2022 (TBINN)
Seemingly it looks that Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will side from the race of Congress’ presidentshop. This belief has gained inclination by the open rebellion by M.L.A.s close to him. It is also being felt that someone else will replace him as a candidate supported by the current leadership.
On Monday Congress’ president Sonia Gandhi sought a written report on the revolt in Rajasthan from party observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken as the chances of Ashok Gehlot becoming the party chief receded and other names cropped up for the post. Kharge and Maken, who were sent as observers to Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur for a Congress Legislature Party meeting, briefed Sonia Gandhi after their return to Delhi and termed the parallel meet held by Gehlot loyalists as an indiscipline.
Both observers are expected to recommend disciplinary action against those behind the move, including Rajasthan’s Minister Shanti Dhariwal and Rajasthan’s Congress’ chief whip Mahesh Joshi.
Earluer, loyalists of Ashok Gehlot submitted resignation letters to Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi on Sunday evening in an apparent bid to put pressure on the party leadership to pick someone from the Gehlot Camp as C.M. if the veteran leader gets elected party president Congress.
The loyalist MLAs indicated that they were against the appointment of Sachin Pilot, who led a rebellion against Gehlot in 2020, to the post