Jaipur, September 25
As Ashok Gehlot is likely to resign as Rajasthan Chief Minister to file nomination to contest Congress president polls, he said on Sunday that he would continue to work for the youth and a peaceful atmosphere in the country.
“I’ve previously specified…If things were under my control, I would be on various posts, but even without any post I will continue to work for a peaceful atmosphere and youth, ” said Gehlot when asked whether he would retain the CM post. Gehlot said, “As far as post of Congress president is concerned, I’ve been in politics for 50 yrs and held various posts for 40 yrs. What more can a person expect, now the new generation should get a chance so that we together can provide leadership in the country.”
Congress legislative party meeting will be held at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence in Jaipur on Sunday in which a resolution will be passed relating to the change of leadership in Rajasthan.
The resolution will be passed that decision on change of face in Rajasthan will be taken by the Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, sources said.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Rajasthan Ajay Maken, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge will be present in the meeting on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, Ajay Maken had a meeting with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi. AICC general secretary (organization) KC Venugopal said the Congress president had appointed Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken as observers for the Rajasthan CLP meeting in Jaipur.
“Congress President has appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as Observer along with Ajay Maken, Gen. Secretary AICC, Incharge of Rajasthan, to attend the meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly slated to be held on 25th September at 7 pm,” Venugopal said in a tweet.
Filing of nominations for the post of Congress president began on Saturday with a contest between Ashok Gehlot and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on the cards.