Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thrusday said that they are taking inputs from different people in the party and the announcement of the chief ministers in the three states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – will be made soon. “We are taking inputs from MLAs, from workers. You will see a Chief Minister soon,” he told reporters.
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Congress chief ministerial hopefuls for Rajasthan Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are in New Delhi to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi, a day after the party won the Rajasthan elections with a majority of 99 in the 199 seat assembly, dethroning Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party.
Pilot on Wednesday said that the decision on the chief ministership would be taken on Thursday by the party president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the party.
“Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and the final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call on Thursday,” Pilot had said.
Congress MLAs in all three states have unanimously authorised Rahul Gandhi and the party leadership to select the chief minister.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday had confirmed that the process of appointing chief ministers for the state of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh was underway.
In Madhya, the chief minister is likely to be chosen between Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath, while in Chattisgarh it’s a three-way race between Bhupesh Baghel, Sahu and TS Singhdeo and Tamradwaj Sahu.
Speaking to ANI, Surjewala said, “The process of electing the chief ministers of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan is presently underway. The Congress party believes in the democratic process of knowing the viewpoint of each elected legislator.
(with ANI inputs)
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