Ashok Gehlot apologises to Sonia Gandhi for Rajasthan crisis, says won’t contest Congress presidential poll

The assembly comes amid hypothesis over whether or not Gehlot would file his nomination for the Congress president’s election after the disaster in Rajasthan. Gehlot arrived at Gandhi’s residence previous to the scheduled assembly time.

Chatting with reporters, Gehlot mentioned he has all the time been a disciplined soldier of the Congress and that he won’t contest the presidential ballot in view of the latest developments in Rajasthan.

“It was my ethical duty that the decision ought to have been handed (within the CLP). So I’ve determined that I received’t contest (get together president) election in these circumstances. It’s my choice,” he mentioned following the assembly.

When requested about whether or not he would proceed because the Rajasthan CM, Gehlot mentioned that Sonia Gandhi will determine on the matter. “I felt sorry, have apologised to Sonia Gandhi for developments in Rajasthan,” he added.

Earlier, whereas speaking to reporters, Gehlot mentioned inside points which have cropped up inside the get together forward of the election will probably be resolved quickly. He mentioned the get together has inside self-discipline, which helped it “survive the decline in Lok Sabha numbers” and that it continues to be a nationwide get together. “There’s self-discipline within the get together underneath Soniaji,” he mentioned.

On Sunday, the MLAs backing Gehlot had skipped the Congress Legislature Social gathering (CLP) assembly convened by the get together’s excessive command and tendered their resignations to Meeting Speaker CP Joshi. Whereas the legislators on the CM’s facet have been vocal, these within the Pilot camp haven’t but publicly commented on the tussle. The Congress had on Tuesday issued a showcause discover to Gehlot loyalists Shanti Dhariwal, Mahesh Joshi and Dharmendra Rathore.

With Friday the final date for submitting nominations, Congress leaders are in hectic discussions to resolve the political conundrum that has everybody guessing – who all will contest the election for get together president.

In the meantime, in a recent twist to the Congress presidential election saga, veteran get together chief Digvijaya Singh confirmed that he’s throwing his hat within the ring in race for Congress president.

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