Ashok Gehlot ‘informally’ meets MLAs at his residence

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing political crisis in the state of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot met with some minsters and MLAs at his residence.

Gehlot met these ministers and MLAs

The sources said Forest and Environment Minister Sukhram Bishnoi, Minister of State for Home Rajendra Yadav, Minorities Minister Saleh Mohammad, Sports Minister Ashok Chandna and MLAs Madan Prajapat, Rafiq Khan, Amin Kagzi, Khushveer Jojawar, Amit Chachan, Jagdish Jangid were among those present.

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Congress is grappling with a political crisis

The Congress is grappling with a political crisis in Rajasthan over leadership change. This came after Gehlot emerged as the top contender in the party’s presidential polls. The process of nominations for which is already underway.

Maken and Kharge cannot meet MLAs

AICC in-charge Ajay Maken and senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who were appointed observers for a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party could not meet MLAs individually to ascertain their views and a “parallel meeting” was held by loyalists of Ashok Gehlot who are opposed to Sachin Pilot being elevated to the post.

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Maken termed the “parallel meeting” as indiscipline and did not agree to some other demands of MLAs and ministers seen close to Gehlot. Maken and Kharge, who returned to Delhi from Jaipur on Monday, have given their written report to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Sachin Pilot, a former Deputy Chief Minister of State, has also come to Delhi. The nomination process for election to Congress president will continue till September 30 and the results of the election will be declared on October 19.

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