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Ashok Gehlot Leads Rajasthan Congress Push For Rahul Gandhi As Party Chief

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Ashok Gehlot Leads Rajasthan Congress Push For Rahul Gandhi As Party Chief

Jaipur:

The Congress unit in Rajasthan on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution, calling for the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as the party president. 

The resolution to make Rahul Gandhi as the Congress chief was proposed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was being seen as a strong contender for the post, at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) meeting in Jaipur. 

Amid a growing chorus of “Rahul Gandhi as party chief” among a section of Congress, Rajasthan has  become the first state to pass such resolution in favour of Mr Gandhi.

After the meeting, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariya said that a resolution was also passed authorising the incoming party chief to appoint the Rajasthan Congress president and nominate the members of All India Congress Committee (AICC) from the 

“Congress is one and the resolution in favour of Rahul Gandhi was moved by the Chief Minister himself. People raised hands and left it to the Congress President to appoint the new state chief and AICC members from the state,” he said.

The meeting was attended by about 200 of the 400 PCC delegates, sources say, adding that those who skipped the crucial gathering were former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot’s supporters.
 

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