Ashok Gehlot met with Sonia Gandhi this afternoon after some delay amid turmoil over the Congress president election and the Rajasthan disaster. The Rajasthan Chief Minister arrived in Delhi late final night time for the assembly.
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The result of the assembly has enormous implications on who would be the third candidate for Congress president. Whether or not Ashok Gehlot will run for the submit will probably be recognized after the assembly.
With only a day to go till aspirants for the Congress prime submit can apply, and amid suspense over the “official” candidate, Digvijaya Singh formally joined the competition right this moment.
This makes it a Digvijay Singh versus Shashi Tharoor contest thus far within the October 17 election for a brand new Congress chief, the primary in over 20 years with no Gandhi within the prime submit.
Initially evasive about contesting, Digvijaya Singh picked up 10 nomination kinds from the Congress workplace and declared that he would file his papers tomorrow.
Mr Gehlot was seen to be the Gandhis’ first selection for Congress president, till a rebel by Rajasthan Congress MLAs loyal to him deeply upset the Gandhis.
Greater than 90 MLAs threatened mass resignation over reviews that if Mr Gehlot ran for Congress president, he would get replaced by his rival Sachin Pilot as Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
The MLAs laid out situations earlier than two central leaders, Ajay Maken and Mallikarjun Kharge, who described the rebel as “gross indiscipline” of their report back to Sonia Gandhi.
Three ministers near Mr Gehlot have been requested to clarify their position in engineering the rebel inside 10 days.
Mr Gehlot alleges a “motivated try to model him a insurgent” on the occasion of the “BJP and a few vested pursuits”.
The Congress desires Mr Gehlot to step down as Rajasthan Chief Minister earlier than working for Congress president, sources say. He has additionally been informed that he should respect the management’s selection of who will change him in Rajasthan. Mr Gehlot has not come round thus far.