Rajasthan political crisis News
Over 80 Congress MLAs in Rajasthan did not attend an official party meeting convened for passing a resolution authorising the Congress chief to appoint a successor to Ashok Gehlot, who was then about to contest the Congress presidential election, and participated in a parallel meeting at Gehlot loyalist Shanti Dhariwal's residence.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who filed his nomination for the post of party president on Friday, appealed to all the delegates to vote for him. After filing his nomination papers at the AICC office, Kharge told reporters, "I thank the senior leaders of all the states for supporting me in the Congress presidential election."
Ashok Gehlot dismissed the Rajasthan Political crisis and said that the matter will be resolved at the earliest He also said that the party works under the Congress president and decisions will be taken in the time to come This comes after several MLAs allegedly threatened to resign if Sachin Pilot was made the CM of the state
Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Congress leader Sachin Pilot reached Delhi from Jaipur on Tuesday, but the reason for his arrival has not been disclosed yet. Earlier, Pilot refuted media reports, saying that he told the party high command that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot should not continue in the post if he decides to contest the party's presidential election.