Amid Cong’s main dilemma remains Gehlot Rahul Gandhi. supports


Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, who supports Rahul Gandhi in the congressional presidential election, told party MLAs on Tuesday that they will be asked to come to New Delhi if he decides to submit his nomination for the position.

However, Gehlot said he will visit Kochi first to persuade Rahul Gandhi to compete for the position. The prime minister announced this at a Congress Legislature Party meeting at his official residence here, according to a minister of state as quoted by PTI news agency.

CM Gehlot will first visit Kochi to urge Rahul Gandhi to compete for the position of party chairman. He also said that if he submits a nomination for the position of national chairman of the party, lawmakers will send a message to get to New Delhi,” State Food says. and Civil Supply Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas told reporters after the meeting.

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There is no anti-incumbency in Rajasthan and the prime minister was not fond of the people, he added.

Ashok Gehlot will visit Delhi, Kerala and Maharashtra and has instructed lawmakers to ensure that the Assembly functions smoothly, Khachariyawas said.

However, Gehlot has so far denied that he is a candidate and said he will try to convince Rahul Gandhi to run, according to PTI reports.

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The meeting took place after CM Gehlot hosted a dinner for newly elected Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at his residence.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee unanimously passed a resolution to back Rahul Gandhi for the post of party leader, sparking similar displays of support from the party units in several other states.

Sources said Gehlot is considered a preferred candidate by the party’s top leadership.

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The process of submitting nominations for the organizational elections in Congress begins on September 24 and ends on September 30, and Gehlot is increasingly seen as a top candidate for the position of the party’s national president.

The last date to withdraw nominations is October 8 and the election, if necessary, will be held on October 17. The results will be announced on October 19.

(with PTI inputs)

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