Rajasthan: Suspense continues

Rajasthan: Suspense continues

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Though it was expected that there is consensus about Ashok Gehlot becoming the chief minister, there seems to be problems at the last minute.

K.C. Venugopal has been summoned to the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi where besides Rahul, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka, A.K. Antony and Jyothiraditya Scindia are present.

Supporters of Sachin Pilot have started demonstrations on the streets of Jaipur and elsewhere in the state including burning of tyres demanding that Sachin be made the chief minister. His supporters claim that Sachin enjoys support of the majority of elected MLAs and is responsible for the victory of the party in the state.

Though the attempt of Rahul Gandhi is to have wider consultations and choose a candidate on the basis of consensus, consultations have complicated the situation.