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End of Rajasthan political crisis soon; Digvijay to contest election for Congress president

Digvijay reached Congress headquarters in Delhi where he said that he had come there to collect the nomination form.

September 29, 2022, 12:50 pm

ashok gehlot file photo

Ashok Gehlot. File Photo.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot seems to be emerging victorious in the ongoing tussle between him and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. The crisis in Rajasthan Congress is likely to be put to rest with Digvijay Singh announcing that he would contest the election of the party's national president.

Digvijay reached Congress headquarters in Delhi where he said that he had come there to collect the nomination form. He said that he would file the nomination to contest the election on Friday.

Digvijay will meet Gehlot and Sonia Gandhi. Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has also reached Delhi. After meeting Sonia Gandhi, he said that the Rajasthan matter would be resolved within 1-2 days.

Gehlot's meeting with Sonia is also going to take place on Thursday. It is believed that after this meeting, the decision of the party high command on the Rajasthan matter will be announced.

After the pro-Ashok Gehlot MLAs in Rajasthan rebelled, Sonia Gandhi is said to be disappointed over the indiscipline. In the party observer's report, the notices have been issued to Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi over the boycott of the legislature party meeting and the statements of ministers supporting Gehlot. It was considered a violation of the orders of the high command and serious indiscipline.

Gehlot will present his side on the issue during his meeting with Sonia Gandhi. Gehlot has openly accused state in-charge Ajay Maken of being biased and favouring Sachin Pilot.

First published: September 29, 2022
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