"No Half-Time Chief": Congress 'G-23' Chief's Dig At Ashok Gehlot, Rahul Gandhi
Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chauhan as we speak mentioned the principle calls for of the G-23 — a bunch of Congress leaders, together with him, who sought inside polls and fulltime management — have been met: “So, I feel, that’s over.” However he added that the brand new get together chief should “not be part-time” and be “open to assembly folks”, in feedback about Rahul Gandhi, who has opted out of the race, and the frontrunner, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
“We can elevate our voice if there’s an issue with the democratic course of,” Mr Chavan added. He pointed in direction of one such factor — state items asking interim chief Sonia Gandhi to decide on their presidents and asking Rahul Gandhi to retake the highest publish. “Why do this? The election course of ought to be strengthened as a substitute.” The Maharashtra unit, of which Mr Chavan is a senior member, handed these resolutions too.
“If Rahul Gandhi needs to contest even as we speak, we welcome him, if he fills the shape,” mentioned Mr Chavan, when requested about Ashok Gehlot reconfirming as we speak that the Gandhis will not contest. “He is been agency on that. I do not know why some thought he was bluffing.”
“We had been by no means towards a household — that is nonsense,” Mr Chavan additional mentioned, “We simply needed that whoever is the chief should come by elections and be accessible to fulfill folks. Sonia Gandhi accepted each these calls for.”
He opposed Mr Gehlot’s want to maintain his place in Rajasthan and be get together chief: “He’s a senior chief, chief. We’re but to resolve whether or not to help him or not. But when he insists on being on each the posts, then we are going to oppose. Is Congress President a part-time job? Is Chief Minister a part-time job?”