Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan: Decision on CM soon, says one of the chief ministership hopefuls- Pilot

India News

[India], Dec 12 (ANI):

Sachin Pilot, one of the chief ministership hopefuls of the Congress party in Rajasthan, on Wednesday, informed that the decision on the position will be taken today by party president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the party.

“Whatever the MLAs have to say they will say in the meeting and final decision is left to the Congress president and other party leaders. We will take a call today,” Pilot told reporters here.

Along with Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot is also a contender for the top post in the state.

The Congress on Tuesday was set to dislodge BJP’s Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan and registered a comeback by winning 99 seats out of 199 in the 2018 Assembly elections. The final tally saw BJP finishing second with 73 seats, CPI-M 2, BSP 6, Independents 13 and others 6.

After winning 99 seats in Rajasthan — though short of a clear majority– the Congress had the support of RLD with one seat in its kitty. On Wednesday, BSP supremo Mayawati also extended her support to the Congress to help the party form Government in the state.

The Congress is expected to stake claim to form the government in the state today.

The total assembly strength in Rajasthan is 200. However, the election for Alwar seat was postponed following the death of the BSP candidate. The Congress had in the 2013 Assembly election managed to win only 21 seats in the state.

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