Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot left for New Delhi on Wednesday evening to satisfy the Congress management amid suspense over his submitting of nomination for the publish of the get together president. The chief minister boarded on a particular flight for New Delhi at 9.30 pm, in keeping with sources. Through the day, his plan modified thrice. Forward of his go to, some ministers and MLAs turned up on the CM’s home to satisfy him.
After the assembly, Cupboard Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas had instructed reporters that the chief minister will probably be leaving for Delhi round 5 pm as we speak to precise the sentiments of 102 get together MLAs. Aside from Khachariyawas, Speaker C P Joshi, state Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra, minister Shanti Dhariwal, and Mahesh Joshi additionally met the chief minister.
Khachariyawas mentioned it was a routine assembly and Gehlot’s interplay with the Speaker was no totally different. He mentioned whether or not CM will file nomination for the get together president or not, this can be a resolution of the excessive command.
“The chief minister just isn’t resigning as of as we speak,” he mentioned replying to a query. Gehlot’s go to comes a day after the Congress issued show-cause notices to 3 of his loyalists-Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi, and Dharmendra Rathore-for their “grave indiscipline”.
The get together’s disciplinary committee has requested the three to elucidate inside 10 days why motion shouldn’t be initiated in opposition to them after the observers for Rajasthan, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken, of their report back to get together chief Sonia Gandhi charged them with “gross indiscipline”. The motion got here after 82 MLAs participated in a parallel assembly at Dhariwal’s residence in Jaipur, laying down circumstances to the get together and didn’t attend the official legislature get together assembly convened for passing a decision authorising the Congress chief to nominate a successor to Gehlot.
With the Rajasthan episode posing a big problem earlier than the get together, the Congress president has initiated discussions with senior get together leaders from throughout the nation to resolve the disaster even because the destiny of Gehlot who was thought-about frontrunner for the highest get together publish remained unsure. A number of names have cropped up for the possible presidential candidate, together with Kharge, A Okay Antony, Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh, Ambika Soni and Pawan Kumar Bansal, although most of them dominated themselves out of the race. The identify of Gehlot for the highest get together publish is, nonetheless, not fully dominated out but, in keeping with sources.
Amongst varied senior leaders, Gandhi is learnt to have known as Congress veterans A Okay Antony and Sushilkumar Shinde for consultations right here. There’s additionally a chance that contemporary observers could also be despatched to Rajasthan and Shinde could also be certainly one of them.
Gandhi is contemplating resolving the matter after consultations with prime get together leaders who’re holding their fingers crossed on the state of affairs. After the developments in Jaipur, sources mentioned Gehlot reached out to Sonia Gandhi and is learnt to have defined his place, whereas his arch-rival Sachin Pilot rushed to Delhi forward of any resolution on Rajasthan.
Gehlot is learnt to have instructed Gandhi that he was not behind the parallel meet of MLAs and it was organised with out his data. The Rajasthan chief minister can be understood to have instructed Gandhi that he would abide by any resolution taken by her and the get together, the sources mentioned.
Gehlot additionally held a closed-door assembly with get together MLAs in Jaipur on Tuesday and is learnt to have apprised them of the newest developments. Gehlot was thought-about a favorite for the publish of Congress president and had the blessings of Sonia Gandhi. The most recent developments have marred his prospects for the highest get together place, although he’s but not out of the race.
Amid suspense over Gehlot’s destiny, the get together’s central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Tuesday mentioned AICC treasurer Pawan Kumar Bansal has collected nomination varieties however these could also be for another person. Bansal mentioned he’s not within the race. Mistry mentioned Shashi Tharoor will file his nomination papers for the Congress chief’s election on September 30 and his consultant has acquired two extra nomination varieties on Wednesday.
Mistry mentioned he had met get together chief Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence and handed over her QR-coded id card for the get together president’s election. He later met former prime minister Manmohan Singh and handed over id card to him.