Zoom News : Sep 29, 2022, 03:28 PM
Congress President Election: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has made it clear that he will not contest the election of Congress President. After meeting Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, he said that I told the whole thing in the meeting with her. Gehlot said that the incident of the last days shook us all. The message went to the whole country that I want to continue as Chief Minister, I have apologized to Sonia Gandhi. I worked loyally for the Congress for the last 50 years, I became CM for the third time with the blessings of Sonia Gandhi.When Ashok Gehlot was asked whether he would continue as the Chief Minister? On this, he said that this decision will not be taken by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.Digvajiya Singh and Shashi Tharoor will competeAshok Gehlot has announced not to contest the election of Congress President at a time when senior party leader Digvijaya Singh is preparing to file nomination papers for this election. Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor will file nomination for the Speaker's post on September 30.Amid the political crisis in Rajasthan, party observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken on Tuesday (September 27) recommended disciplinary action against three leaders close to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for "gross indiscipline". Shortly after this, 'show cause notices' were issued to them by the disciplinary action committee of the party.Before the crisis in Rajasthan, Gehlot had said that he would file nomination for the post of party president. However, his candidature was questioned only after the political developments in the state. Now after meeting Sonia Gandhi, he made it clear that he is not going to contest elections.