Gehlot being the main contender for the top job, has all support from the top ladder
Amid much confusion over the party presidential election, Ashok Gehlot one of the front runners of congress president post, will he be stepping aside from the post of CM of Rajasthan assuming the party president post, a positive signal has came from the leader.
Gehlot who still wanted to continue as the CM of Rajasthan even after being the party president took a step back when current party president Rahul Gandhi quoted “One Man One Vote” principle. According to a report by “The Times of India” Rahul Gandhi said “What we decided in Udaipur is a commitment of the Congress. So I expect that the commitment will be maintained.”
Immediately after this Ashok Gehlot termed Rahul Gandhi’s position correct saying that no Congress party president has ever been a CM.
In the meantime Sachin Pilot is seeing support from Rajasthan Leadership to become the Replacement of Gehlot. Rajasthan minister Rajendra Gudha, on Thursday said they would not oppose if Sachin Pilot is made the chief minister in case Ashok Gehlot becomes the party president and quits the CM post.
Gudha, who is Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development and considered close to Gehlot, cleared his stand that he is not with any face and said the six MLAs would support anyone whom the party high command chooses to run the government.
In a late night tweet, Tharoor posted former US president Theodore Roosevelt’s famous speech known as “The Man in the Arena”. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat,” Roosevelt said in the speech posted by Tharoor.CM.