NEW DELHI: Rajasthan political crisis continues over the new Chief Minister face. Amidst the crisis, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has been called to Delhi.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot MLAs are once again face to face. The MLAs of the Ashok Gehlot camp had threatened to resign yesterday. The MLAs demand that Ashok Gehlot should continue as the Chief Minister.
#RajasthanPoliticalCrisis | Congress high command asks MP Congress chief Kamal Nath to immediately arrive in Delhi. He is further likely to mediate in Rajasthan Congress crisis: Sources— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2022
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AICC general secretary KC Venugopal has also reached the residence of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
Earlier, before leaving for Delhi from Jaipur, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is going to tell the current situation of Rajasthan to the Congress President. The decision will be taken by the party, everyone will have to accept it.
Congress leader Ajay Maken, who reached Delhi after meeting Congress MLAs in Jaipur, attacked the Ashok Gehlot camp for pushing for a conditional resolution, terming it conflict.
Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, who arrived from Delhi as observers, also offered to meet the MLAs one by one, but the MLAs talked about meeting in different groups. With no concrete strategy being worked out, Khadke and Maken have returned to Delhi.
Ruckus in Rajasthan Congress, MLAs put conditions regarding CM face
The ruckus in the Rajasthan Congress is increasing. There cannot be a meeting of party MLAs regarding the election of the new Chief Minister.
With no concrete strategy being worked out, Khadke and Maken are returning to Delhi.
Ajay Maken told the media that the meeting of the Congress Legislature Party was held at his residence with the consent of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. And the time was also kept according to their convenience. But the MLAs did not agree to the meeting.
He said, “We were constantly telling the MLAs who did not come to the meeting that you come and we are ready to listen to everyone individually. Kharge ji and we will listen to everyone and we are not taking any decision. We will listen to everyone one by one and will go to Delhi and tell Congress President Sonia Gandhi. These are the instructions for us.”
Third condition was that the CM should be from the 102 MLAs who are loyal to CM Ashok Gehlot, not Sachin Pilot or his group. We said that their exact sentiments will be conveyed to Cong chief, who will take the decision after talking to CM Ashok Gehlot & everyone else: Ajay Maken pic.twitter.com/KNExjUL73R— ANI (@ANI) September 26, 2022
What are the conditions of legislators?
Meanwhile, the dispute between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot has been going on for a long time. Angered by Gehlot, Sachin Pilot had resigned from all government posts and said that he would work for the party.
Now Ashok Gehlot has expressed his desire to be a candidate in the election of Congress President. In such a situation, if Congress MLAs and Ashok Gehlot want the resolution to be passed regarding the election of CM and the decision is taken after October 19, then in the event of Ashok Gehlot becoming the president, this matter can get more intense.
Ajay Maken said, “If he becomes the president, then empowers himself over his own resolution, then there cannot be a bigger conflict of interest than this.”
Apart from this, the MLAs have put a condition that one of the 102 MLAs who had supported Gehlot earlier should be chosen as the chief minister, not Sachin Pilot or his supporters, Maken said.
Ajay Maken said that the MLAs want resolution on the basis of their terms. It has never happened in the history of Congress that a resolution is passed on the basis of conditions. It is indiscipline for MLAs not to attend the official meeting of the party.