CLP Meeting at Gehlot’s Residence on Sunday Amid Leadership Change Buzz

The Congress has referred to as a gathering of its legislature social gathering in Rajasthan at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s Jaipur residence at 7 pm on Sunday, amid the management change buzz following the announcement that he’ll contest the social gathering president ballot. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as an observer together with normal secretary in-charge Rajasthan Ajay Maken. They may attend the assembly of the Congress Legislature Celebration (CLP) of the Rajasthan Legislative Meeting, AICC normal secretary organisation Okay C Venugopal mentioned on Saturday.

Earlier within the day, Maken met Sonia Gandhi and mentioned points associated to Rajasthan intimately. That is the second CLP assembly inside every week. The final assembly was held on September 20.

Sources mentioned the management of the federal government going ahead if Gehlot is elected as social gathering chief, is more likely to be on the assembly agenda. Gehlot grew to become the primary particular person to announce his candidature for the AICC presidential ballot on Friday and mentioned former president Rahul Gandhi has informed him that nobody from the Gandhi household ought to turn into the subsequent social gathering chief.

The chief minister additionally mentioned that the decision on his successor will probably be taken by Sonia Gandhi and Maken. Gehlot’s remarks got here a day after Rahul Gandhi batted for the “one man, one put up” idea within the social gathering, according to the ‘Chintan Shivir’ reforms.

Speaking to reporters in Kochi, Gehlot had mentioned, “I’ll repair the date (to submit the nomination papers) after going again (to Rajasthan), however I’ve determined that I must contest. It’s a query of democracy and allow us to make a brand new begin.” Later within the day, Gehlot informed reporters in Shirdi that the talk on “one man, one put up” is pointless and that he want to serve the individuals of his state all his life. He additionally mentioned his statements on eager to serve the individuals of Rajasthan are being interpreted in numerous methods.

Apparently, Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Friday met Rajasthan Meeting Speaker CP Joshi amid speculations of a change of guard within the state. Pilot had met Joshi in his chamber within the state Meeting, the place a number of social gathering MLAs had been additionally current.

Based on social gathering sources, Pilot is the principle contender for the chief minister’s put up however Joshi’s title can be doing the rounds. Joshi is a former state Congress president and was a contender for the put up in 2008 however misplaced the Meeting elections by one vote at the moment.

After over twenty years, the Congress is ready to see a contest for the put up of social gathering chief with Gehlot, who has introduced his candidature, anticipated to tackle Shashi Tharoor, who had the nomination kinds collected from AICC headquarters in Delhi on Saturday. Based on a notification issued by the social gathering on Thursday, the method for submitting nominations for the election will probably be held from September 24 to 30.

The date for scrutiny of the nomination papers is October 1, whereas the final date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8. The ultimate checklist of candidates will probably be revealed at 5 pm on October 8.

The polling, if wanted, will probably be held on October 17. The counting of votes will probably be taken up on October 19 and the outcomes will probably be declared the identical day.

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