Rahul said he will not compete.. I am entering the ring: Gahlot
Digvijaysingh is far from competition
New Delhi, September 23: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gahlot revealed that top leader Rahul Gandhi had made it clear to him that no one from the Gandhi family would stand in the Congress presidential race, not himself. He announced that he is contesting the elections. Sonia Gandhi and state in-charge Ajay Maken will decide who will be the chief minister of Rajasthan if he is elected as the president, he told reporters on Friday. Gahlot, who participated in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, met Rahul in Kochi, Kerala on Thursday evening. The CM said that everyone wants him to take the reins of the party again.. He asked him many times to agree to this. He said that he respects their request.. But they said that he has decided to make non-Gandhi family president. Meanwhile, senior leader Digvijay Singh announced that he is not in the presidential race. But former Union Ministers Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tiwari and Kamal Nath are sure to enter the fray. On the other hand.. It is clear that Gahlot has the blessings of Sonia and Rahul. On Thursday, AICC spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh criticized Tharoor’s service to the Congress. Since he is a supporter of Gahlot, there have been signals that the leadership is directly supporting the Rajasthan CM. Also, the Kerala High Court was indignant over the installation of huge flexi and banners along the highways during the Jodo Yatra. She expressed anger that the officials of the concerned departments and the police are acting like they are not looking after her. It has warned that drivers who drive vehicles with flexi boards will be distracted… which will lead to accidents. Justice Devan Ramachandran, who held an emergency hearing on Thursday evening, made strong comments on the photos and report of the Congress trip submitted by amicus curiae Harish Vasudevan. An order was issued directing the chief secretary of the local self-government department and the state DGP to give an explanation by Friday evening as to how all these were put up illegally and why they were not removed.
Sonia, Priyanka to Karnataka trip
KarnaState PCC President DK Shivakumar said that President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will participate in the Jodo Yatra in Taka. He said in Bangalore on Friday that he will announce that they will give the dates soon. He said that the Jodo Yatra will start on September 30 in Gundlupeta in the state.