Rajasthan Congress Crisis Live Updates: A crisis is brewing in Rajasthan as more than 90 Rajasthan Congress MLAs loyal to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot threatened to resign on Sunday, ahead of the Congress’ presidential elections for which Ashok Gehlot is the frontrunner.
Reports that the Congress leadership wants Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot to replace Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan Chief Minister has triggered the crisis.
The MLAs said they wanted either Mr Gehlot or his pick to be Chief Minister. They additionally said that the next Chief Minister must be one who supported the government during rival Sachin Pilot’s 2020 revolt against Mr Gehlot.
Sources in Delhi said the MLAs were “misled”. To arrest the crisis, Congress president Sonia Gandhi sent two central leaders to Jaipur to speak to the MLAs individually.
Congress’s Rajasthan Crisis, Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot, and Ajay Maken: Indiscipline: Congress As Team Gehlot Snubs Firefight Efforts
As more than 90 Congress MLAs refused to meet central leaders one-on-one this morning for a solution to the huge Rajasthan crisis, the party conceded that it is “indiscipline”.
“Conflict Of Interest,” Says Congress’ Ajay Maken On Rajasthan MLAs Demand
Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken said today that the Rajasthan MLAs had three demands, among which was to announce the implementation of a resolution “for handing over the responsibility to appoint the Chief Minister to the Congress President after October 19”.
“We said it’ll be a conflict of interest,” Ajay Maken said to news agency ANI.
He went on to say that Mallikarjun Kharge and he had gone to Jaipur as AICC observers to hold a meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence. “We were continuously telling the MLAs who didn’t come to come & talk one-to-one,” he said.
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