Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met with Sonia Gandhi at her residence after the turmoil over the election of the Speaker of Congress and the rebel crisis in Rajasthan. Mr. Gehlot arrived in Delhi late at night for the meeting. The result of the meeting has huge implications for who will be the third candidate for president of Congress. After the meeting it will be known if Ashok Gehlot will run for the position.
Here are the live updates on the Rajasthan Congress crisis:
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Senior Congress Leader and former Rajasthan Deputy Prime Minister Sachin Pilot is due to meet party chief Sonia Gadhi later in the day, the sources told the PTI news agency. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met with Ms. Gandhi today. Mr. Gehlot arrived at Mrs. Gandhi’s house around 1 pm. The meetings come days after an open rebellion by Gehlot loyalists over a possible leadership change in the state, clouding Gehlot’s chances of running for president.
Digvijaya Singh is on. The president of Congress, in polls, obtains another contender
Digvijaya Singh arrived today to collect nomination forms in a precursor, formally joining the race for the presidency of Congress. “I have come to collect the nomination papers,” Singh told reporters, adding that he would file his nomination tomorrow, the last day to do so before the Oct. 17 election. He is expected to face Shashi Tharoor, who is also likely to file his papers tomorrow, even as there is a meeting between Sonia Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot, who was seen as the Gandhi’s choice for the highest post in the party.
Ashok Gehlot at Sonia Gandhi’s house in the midst of the rebel crisis
Ashok Gehlot arrived for a meeting with Sonia Gandhi this afternoon after a delay amid turmoil over the election of the Congress president and Rajasthan’s rebel crisis. Mr. Gehlot was late last night for his meeting with Mrs. Gandhi. He was seen as the Gandhi’s choice for president of Congress and was due to file his nomination papers today.
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