New Delhi: While the grand old Congress party clinched three states in the Battle For States, a tussle is underway over who will take over as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is joined with Sonia Gandhi for discussions on Thursday.
Reports suggest that Kamal Nath, who is the Madhya Pradesh Congress chief, is the party’s choice for the state’s chief minister while in Rajasthan, the leadership reportedly favours Ashok Gehlot.
But at the same time, there is strong support for young leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot.
Each of the four leaders had a one-on-one meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
Jyotiraditya Scindia have reportedly been offered the post of deputy chief minister, but he has reportedly refused to budge.
Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday afternoon went together to a second meeting with Rahul Gandhi.
Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot was also believed to be fighting hard for the top job – a post that he believes he has earned after leading the party for the past four years in the state and rebuilding it after its 2013 rout.
The situation is critical for Congress’ top leadership and party president Rahul Gandhi needs to take a thoughtful decision keeping the 2019 general elections in mind.