2018 Rajasthan Assembly Election Result:: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Rajasthan is underway at party office in Jaipur to pick next Rajasthan Chief Minister. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande and party’s observer KC Venugopal will seek individual opinion of the party MLAs in the meeting. The newly elected MLAs will meet again in the evening at around 5 pm here and then the decision will be conveyed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
“Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today,” Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Congress’ president, said.
The Congress campaign during Rajasthan Assembly election was led by two powerful leaders — two-time former CM Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. Both Gehlot and Pilot are the front-runners for the top job in the state. It will be interesting to see who will be Rahul’s choice, given that Gehlot is a very popular leader in Rajasthan and has experience of running two governments between 1998-2003 and 2008-2013. On the other hand, Pilot (41) was made the president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee in January 2014 and given responsibility to improve the party’s tally.