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Congress observers angry with Ashok Gehlot? urges Sonia Gandhi to remove Ashok Gehlot from the party’s presidential race

Edited By: Vikas Mavi

26 September 2022 (New Delhi): With the political crisis in Rajasthan over the appointment of Ashok Gehlot‘s successor deepening, Congress working committee members have ask Sonia Gandhi to remove the Rajasthan CM from the race of party chief and choose another candidate, sources said on Monday.

Why the anger against Gehlot?

Miffed by recent political developments in the crisis-hit state and the behaviour of the Gehlot camp’s MLAs, CWC members have filed a complaint against him with the party chief and stated, “It would be unwise to put faith in him and entrust him with the party’s leadership. His candidacy should be reconsidered by the party’s top leadership.”

Change of guards?

Members have urged Sonia Gandhi to name another senior leader who is also loyal to the Gandhi family as a candidate. Sonia Gandhi, at the request of Ashok Gehlot, has taken note of his camp’s failure to meet the two observers sent by the party leadership to Jaipur, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken. Notably, the Gehlot camp’s MLAs did not attend the Congress Legislative Party’s meeting (CLP).

Democracy or Indiscipline? Is the Party high command losing control?

In the midst of the Rajasthan crisis, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has arrived in Delhi to meet with Sonia Gandhi. In response, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla stated, “Kamal Nath has apparently been enlisted to mediate between warring factions in Rajasthan! Clearly, Gandhis have lost their credibility and purchasing power. Acceptance of their inability? Ironically, their choice to solve factionalism is the main antagonist of MP factionalism “.

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