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‘No one from Gandhi family will contest’: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday confirmed his candidature for the upcoming Congress president election

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New Delhi: Ashok Gehlot talked to reporters and gave answer to various questions which are being raised, following Gehlot’s agreement to step down from the post of Rajasthan’s CM.

‘No one from Gandhi family will contest’

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday confirmed his candidature for the upcoming Congress president election and said Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that “no member of the Gandhi family” will contest for the post of Congress president. After the announcement of contesting the election of Congress President, CM Ashok Gehlot said that I will file nomination for the post of President, the order of the high command is paramount for me.

Gehlot reached Kochi to join Bharat Jodo Yatra

Gehlot reached Kerala to participate in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Here he told the media, ‘I had said earlier that I would request him (Rahul Gandhi) to accept this post when all Congress committees are passing a resolution in this regard. Huh. He clarified that no one from the Gandhi family would become the next chief. He said that Rahul Gandhi has taken this decision due to some reasons.

The situation has turned clearer following the meeting of Ashok Gehlot with Rahul Gandhi in Kochi. Following this Ashok Gehlot has made a formal announcement to contest the election of Congress President in Kochi. Gehlot took this decision after talking to Rahul.

During this, he also said that “no person from the Gandhi family will become the president of the Congress this time.” Responding to questions from the media, Gehlot said, “I tried to talk to Rahul Gandhi many times that he should become the president. But he refused to do so and said that this time no Gandhi family member will contest for the post of Congress President.”

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