Rajasthan CM to meet Sonia Gandhi, suspense over presidential election bid

Rajasthan’s political crisis is yet to be resolved as it is still unclear whether Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will run for the party chief’s post in the upcoming elections to be held on October 17. The political crisis began when the Grand Old Party was tasked with choosing a successor in case Gehlot was elected as the party president.

In the midst of a deepening crisis, Gehlot is reportedly scheduled to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Wednesday. “The Chief Minister is going to Delhi today at 5-5.30 pm to express the sentiments of 102 MLAs with the party leadership and organization as his guardian,” Cabinet Minister Pratap Singh Khachariawas told reporters after meeting with the CM.

Gehlot is expected to board a special flight to the national capital.

Gehlot’s visit comes a day after the Congress issued show cause notices to three of his loyalists – Rajasthan ministers Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi, and Dharmendra Rathore for their “serious indiscipline”.

The party’s disciplinary committee has asked the trio to convey within 10 days what Rajasthan observers – Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken – have filed against them after accusing them of “gross indiscipline” in their report to party chief Sonia Gandhi. Why should action not be initiated?

The action came after 82 MLAs laid down party conditions in a parallel meeting at Dhariwal’s residence in Jaipur and an official legislature party meeting convened to pass a resolution authorizing the Congress chief to appoint Gehlot’s successor. did not attend. Contest the presidential election of Congress.

Meanwhile, several MPs met the Chief Minister of Rajasthan before leaving for Delhi. Reportedly, told Congress MPs that everything is fine and they should have faith in Gandhi. Cabinet minister Pratap Singh Khacharia supported that it was a regular meeting, and Gehlot’s meeting with the Speaker was no different.

He said that whether the CM will file nomination for the party president or not, it is the decision of the high command.

“The chief minister is not resigning till today,” he said.

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