Gehlot meets party MLAs, hints filing nomination for Cong prez post

by IANS |

Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) In a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, Rajasthan Chief MInister Ashok Gehlot has indicated that he will file his nomination for the post of national president of the party.

Addressing the meeting, Rajasthan CM said, "I will try to convince Rahul Gandhi for the last time, if he does not agree, then I will trouble you and follow the order of the high command."

Soon after his announcement, many MLAs were seen requesting him to stay here.

Answering them, Gehlot said, "Whatever I become, but I will not stay away from you, I will serve Rajasthan till my last breath."

In fact, he also hinted that he shall continue as CM as he asked MLAs to start working for the Budget.

Earlier, a dinner of all MLAs was held at the CM House in honour of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Congress Legislature Party meeting was held after dinner.

Earlier, the media team of Raj CM announced his Delhi visit plan.

Gehlot, as per the plan, will leave for Delhi on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. where he will meet some veteran leaders. In the evening, he will take a tour from Delhi to Kochi where he will meet Rahul Gandhi and will join the yatra symbolically. Gehlot may try to persuade Rahul to file his nomination for the post of president. Gehlot himself has indicated this in the meeting.

The CLP meeting on Monday night was called on an urgent basis without any pre planned note. The Assembly session is going on. Generally, such meetings are called before the start of the session, however this time the meeting was called after two days.

Earlier on September 17, in the meeting of the newly appointed PCC members, Gehlot had raised the idea of making Rahul Gandhi the president. All the leaders supported his proposal.

Latest News
I have my own vision for Cong, will not pull out: Tharoor Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 03:57 PM
Gujarat will be twin city, multi-model connectivity hub in coming years, says PM Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 03:44 PM
Kharge, Tharoor file nomination for Cong prez poll Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 03:04 PM
Relief for Malayalam actor Sreenath Bhasi as woman journalist withdraws complaint Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:58 PM
Bihar heading towards total lawlessness: BJP leader Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:51 PM
Calcutta HC division bench upholds CBI probe in Trinamool leader's murder Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:42 PM
Inflation in Spain drops to 9% in Sep Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:31 PM
Iraq's forex reserves hit record high as oil prices soar Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:26 PM
At least 20 people were injured in Balochistan market blast Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:17 PM
Jamia student shoots another at Delhi hospital Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:15 PM
Faulty oximeter made UP family believe their dead son was alive Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:11 PM
Sharjeel Imam gets bail in sedition case, will remain in custody in other cases Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:10 PM
Calcutta HC rejects contempt of court petition against ED by Maneka Gambhir Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:46 PM
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul arrives in K'taka, Siddaramaiah violates forest rules Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:45 PM
Protest in DMK over party hoppers getting plum district level postings Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:41 PM