Ashok Gehlot will again urge Rahul Gandhi to become the Congress president
New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath during his ongoing Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Rajasthan CM likely to nominate for the Congress President’s election. Earlier on the previous day, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had taken a meeting of the legislature party at his residence. In which he had indicated to contest the Congress Presidential election.
CM Gehlot said that in the present situation in which we are walking, Rahul Gandhi is traveling on one side, that journey has created uneasiness in the Bharatiya Janata Party, the issues he has raised apart from inflation and unemployment. Also, the whole country is worried about the situation prevailing inside the country.
जिन वर्तमान हालात में हम लोग चल रहे हैं, उसमें एक तरफ राहुल गांधी जी यात्रा कर रहे हैं, उस यात्रा से ही भारतीय जनता पार्टी में बेचैनी पैदा हो गई है, जो मुद्दे उन्होंने उठाए हैं महंगाई और बेरोजगारी के अलावा भी, देश के अंदर जो हालात बने हुए हैं, उसको लेकर पूरा मुल्क चिंतित है। pic.twitter.com/VZKljlQpR6— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) September 21, 2022
Amit Shah is gone, Rajnath Singh is gone and now JP Nadda. In BJP it is not known. When do you leave Congress has internal democracy. That’s why elections are taking place. Media people also want Congress to be strong as the opposition. This is the feeling inside the midwife. Under pressure, Godi became the media. The fear of raids by ED, CBI and Income Tax is being shown. In response to a question, the CM said that he would go to Kochi. Will request Rahul Gandhi to take over the post. Things have happened inside the country. The country is worried about him. His intention is for a Congress-free India.
Before meeting Sonia Gandhi, the CM of Rajasthan said that I am fortunate that I have the affection and trust of Congressmen across the country. If I am asked to do so, I will file nomination. I am here to serve Congress, I am taking responsibility as CM and will continue to do so.
आज मुझे पार्टी ने सबकुछ दिया है, हाईकमान ने सबकुछ दिया है, पिछले 40 साल, 50 साल से मैं पदों पर ही हूं, मेरे लिए अब कोई पद इम्पोर्टेंट नहीं है, मेरे लिए है कि किस प्रकार से मैं जो भी जिम्मेदारी मिलेगी मुझे या जो जिम्मेदारी मुझे लेनी चाहिए, वो मैं निभाऊंगा।— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) September 21, 2022
What did Gehlot say on contesting elections?
He said that whatever responsibility is given, I will fulfill it. Position is not important to me. The election to elect the Congress President is an open process and anyone can contest the election. He said that a person can remain a minister and can also be elected as Congress President.
Gehlot said he will again urge Rahul Gandhi to become the Congress president. “I am fortunate that Congressmen across the country have faith, love, and trust in me…that is why I will not be able to say no…wherever they will say…if they ask me to file nomination, I will do so. I have been given responsibility as chief minister, which I am fulfilling and will continue to,” he said in Delhi when asked about his nomination and the Gandhi family’s trust.
Gehlot may meet rahul gandhi
Ashok Gehlot had told the MLAs on the previous day that he would try to persuade Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president for one last time. Wherever I go, I will continue to serve Rajasthan. I’m not going anywhere, don’t worry. Ashok Gehlot can also visit Kochi today to meet Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi is currently on India Jodo Yatra. On Tuesday itself, former Deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot also reached Kochi to meet Rahul Gandhi.
Controversy over the election of Congress President
Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor today met Madhusudan Mistry, chairman of the Congress’s Central Election Authority, to discuss his candidature amid the ongoing stir over the Congress President’s election. Mistry said that we have answered all his (Shashi Tharoor) questions regarding the election of Congress President.
Madhusudan Mistry said that we explained to him about the election rules, number of agents and their roles, discussed how to fill the form for the election. Anyone is eligible to contest the election provided he is a representative of Congress. The election to choose the next president of the Congress will be held on October 17, while the counting of votes will be held on October 19.