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Rajasthan: CM candidate controversy reaches Congress high command

Leaders at the organization level are planning to send evidence such as video footages to the Congress president so that he could look into the matter himself and take necessary steps to discipline the state leaders who are adding fuel to the fire.

July 31, 2018, 11:24 am

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Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot

Jaipur: The controversy over chief ministerial candidate in Rajasthan has reached the Congress high command. Apart from clarifying that the assembly election in Rajasthan will be fought under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, sources said leaders at the organization level are planning to send evidence such as video footages to the Congress president so that he could look into the matter himself and take necessary steps to discipline the state leaders who are adding fuel to the fire. While the fight for supremacy has been going on between ex-chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress state president Sachin Pilot for a while, former union minister Lalchand Kataria kicked up a fresh controversy recently. Kataria demanded that Gehlot be projected as the chief ministerial candidate for the Congress. Gehlot himself backed him up andwhile talking to media persons in Udaipur recently, said that he had been the face of the party for 10 years, so what the need was for a new face. The controversy between state Congress’s two biggest leaders is also drawing a divide among party workers. Many workers are raising their voice on the issue on social media channels openly. The debate has gone to such an extent that the office of state in-charge had to issue a press release saying that the election in Rajasthan will be fought under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. Rajasthan incharge Avinash Pandey had earlier said a disciplinary action would be taken against Lalchand Kataria for project Gehlot as CM candidate. When media persons sought Gehlot’s reaction to Pandey’s statement, he first smiled and then said that party incharge must have said this in overenthusiasm.

First published: July 31, 2018
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