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Ashok Gehlot named CM, Sachin Pilot DyCM for Rajasthan

Daijiworld Media Network – New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 13: Veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Friday picked as Congress choice for Chief Minister of Rajasthan and his rival in the race Sachin Pilot could be the Deputy Chief Minister.

The question of leadership is understood to have been sorted out by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who met both the contenders on Friday, their third such meeting in two days.


Party sources said Pilot had agreed to become Gehlot's deputy as the party was keen to woo the Gujjar community to which he belongs in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

The Gujjar community is one of the dominant communities in Rajasthan and is important in electoral battles.

In a sign that the leadership question in Rajasthan has been settled, Gandhi on Friday posted his photograph with Gehlot and Pilot.

The photograph of the smiling leaders had a caption "United Colours of Rajasthan!", without giving any hint as to who will be the Chief Minister. An official announcement is expected in the evening.

Gandhi's tweet capped hectic consultations with Gehlot and Pilot, who put up his claim strongly even as members of the Gujjar community took to the streets on Thursday and Friday demanding that he should get the top slot.

Gehlot, a two-time Chief Minister, and Pilot reached Gandhi's residence within minutes of each other on Friday.

Ahead of the meeting, Gehlot took a veiled dig at Pilot saying that the party unit had already left the decision on Gandhi and it was not the time to express individual choices.

"We have given the duty to the High Command. Let it decide who is to be given what responsibility. If I say my choice is this, it is not time for that. The time is to strengthen the Congress, see how its graph goes up.

"If Congress is strong, everyone will be empowered and we prove to be useful in meeting the objectives of the 2019 elections. This alone should be our thinking," Gehlot said.

He said a resolution had been passed by newly elected MLAs in Rajasthan authorising the High Command to take a decision.

"Whether it is Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh, once a resolution is passed, the decision of the Congress President should be acceptable to all. This is what our workers, MLAs and people expect," he said.

He said winning elections in the three Hindi heartland states was a big achievement and that it all started with a strong performance of the Congress in Gujarat under Gandhi's leadership.

"(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (BJP President) Amit Shah have lost their aura. They have not been able to recover due to which we won elections in the three states," he said.

Gehlot had played an active role in formulating the party's campaign strategy in Gujarat.

Friday's meeting came hours after the leadership issue was settled in Madhya Pradesh, with Gandhi tweeting his picture with Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who were both chief ministerial aspirants.

The picture akin to the one on Friday carried the line "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time - Leo Tolstoy."

Both in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress missed the majority mark by two seats and is now dependent on external legislative support.

Pilot, who stayed put in Delhi on Thursday, appealed to party workers to maintain peace and that he would welcome any decision taken by the party.

Pilot reportedly has put up a strong claim to the post on the ground that he had galvanised the party after the defeat in 2013, when he was appointed the state party chief.

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    This is the black day for Rajasthan. These people will take this state back by 20 years in 5 years

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    india had a BLACK DAY wen Cow party BJP took a power 2013 , not more then this
    already india went behind too much

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    When you start eating pork..India will naturally become No.1 in world!

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Democratic India today just needs:
    One ruling and one strong Opposition
    Run by only top brains ..professionals..
    Non corrupt as they take the OATH to serve the people and the great nation.
    Be like Dr. Kalam..
    Otherwise no need to be Law makers ..
    Now that Congress learnt the Lesson.. its the people who rule.. who decide ..who vote.
    bring you in or out.its their vote .its their choice and mandate.
    Having said so:
    Now the Govt simply Address their issues ..why they lost.
    what were the Mistakes.. short falls in previous governance .so eliminate those mistakes and implement measures which will Lift the nation up.
    people prosper.
    Simply talk of ECONOMY ..GDP OF10% Growth each years for coming 20 years.
    SO, now simply Implement ..strategies of action oriented on:
    Quality Education for all
    Health for all.
    Employment for all
    shelter for all.
    Build top class ..state of art Infrastructure. for which bring in the best Architects/designers and builders not connected to any politicians but bid bond...on merit.only..
    Now declare Green revolution..and Industrial revolution.
    Employment is the MANTRA
    Bring in SMSELH industries from Japan: korea: Taiwan: nordics: israel: Europe:
    in all 29 states.and start mfg on mega scale for india and the world in every sector/Sphere of Life
    be it be HEALTH: Home appliance related.. agricultural
    Defense etc.
    like the chinese do.. foray into A to Z.
    export all over the world.
    Add value
    frugal engineer..
    Build operative industries ..
    Let there be self employment programs.
    Let the money flow. people spend ..
    build up economy
    let people prosper. and flourish
    CONGRESS learn from past mistakes and address the people.. mingle/mix with masses at grassroots levels always .. be connected not just during Election time only..
    Out of sight is out of mind.
    Corruption factor ruled out.
    take time and work hard for 10 hours a day x 300 days a year.

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  • AUBB, India / Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    I had a big laugh watching Modi screaming "Congress Mukth Bharath" when he became PM.

    What an irony? All insults on Rahul and Sonia fully paid back with interest as well.

    Within 5 years, BJP is extinct from the face of the earth.

    Congrats to all the voters who kicked out BJP from 5 states.

    Beef will be available in all 5 states from now on!!

    Jai Hind!!

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  • Ganesh Kumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Right choice....

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    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Sachin Pilot is young and energetic. He will be very useful for the party during 2019 and will play a bigger and better role Undoubtedly.

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Main criteria of selection "he is from Gujjar community " !!! But " we are secular party"

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  • Anand Moras, Bajpe , Oman

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    i think its happens coz he close to Sonia,

    Anand Moras

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  • Naveen Perira, Bajpe , Kateel Road

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Congratulation to Mr Ashok , you are the man of the movement , All the best , Thanks to Sonia ,

    Naveen Perira
    Bajpe, Kateel Road

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    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    There is lot of work to do in politics if you are focused on governance . Both gehlot and pilot are good at this and have experience . I think they will do a good job

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    I would have liked Pilot and Scidia as CMs since both are educated and born with silver spoon and will never get into corruption. Young candidates may turn the state into a great success with their innovative and non corrupt way of working. Hope in future they will leading both states.

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Fri, Dec 14 2018


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  • National, Kerala

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Cool down ...message was meant for the guys in the picture...if you consider yourself then i cant help it

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    Fri, Dec 14 2018


    GEHLOT - A science and law graduate, he also holds an MA degree in economics

    SACHIN - MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    MODI - ?YOGI -? AMIT SHAH -?


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  • vasu, Dubai

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Vasundhara-Bachelor in Political Science

    Shivraj-Gold Medalist in MA

    Raman Singh-Doctor

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  • Gilbert, Udupi/Kuwait

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Congratulations to Gehlot Ji & Pilot Ji for the Congress win and also for CM & Dy CM. UNITY IS STRENGTH SO both United work for the better of the State and people. also for the WIN IN THE COMING 2019 ELECTIONS.

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  • National, Kerala

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Hum Sab Chor Hain

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Not at all!!!!! How could be ????? I'm paying max. 28% GST, 12% vat, 35% income tax, above that every nook and corner TOLL GATE, unknown percentage property tax. My earning max part going for taxes, even I'm paying cow tax while buying a new car, then tell me in what sense I'm a CHOR???? NO!!! NO!!!! only you are a CHOR!!!!! MAHA CHOR!!!!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    congratulations 2 both da men. God bless u, me & da citizens of indiastaan.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Sachin Pilot has done his Masters from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA ...

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    And FEKHU & DAAKHU gang of 56" chest from Which university my dear ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    MA from Nagpur University but BA Fail ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    triple talaq 4 triple states

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  • ahmed, mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Allahu Akabar the GRACE of ALLAH swt ...Congress party win THREE state and wiped Modi Slogan and shut his dirty mouht ..

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Supreme court gave clean chit to central govt. in Rafael deal, what is next for congress to scream out loud ....
    Now Supreme court's integrity will be questioned, as done to election commission .....
    Now won in 3 states and election commission is not partial or biased .....

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    congress supporters are screaming becoz motor-mouth is a corrupt demonetisation, g.s.t & corrupt rafale. v paid da tax & v have da right 2 ask petta govt. surely v will throw out petta govt. in 2019

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Why 56 " SCARED of JPC?????? Tihar ka Kotri Kabho mein aati hai ????

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  • Raghavendra M K, mumbai maharsthra

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    congratulation atlast communal forces are kept away.

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  • Santhu, Mangalore/Muscat

    Fri, Dec 14 2018

    Congratulations & All the best /.......

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