Amidst the ruckus in the Rajasthan Congress, the party high command may consider making Mukul Wasnik a candidate for the race for the post of president. According to the information received from the sources, efforts have also been started to persuade him before the announcement of the name of Mukul Wasnik. It may be recalled that Mukul Wasnik is among the group of G-23 leaders of the Congress who had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi regarding the main changes in the party.
The special thing is that the name of Mukul Wasnik is coming to the fore for the post of President when Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who is considered to be the frontrunner for this post, has announced not to contest this election. According to sources, the way the Rajasthan Congress MLAs stayed away from the legislature party meeting on Sunday, ignoring the order of the party high command, the Gandhi family is feeling humiliated.
According to sources, Wasnik has already met AK Antony regarding this election. There is a possibility that he can also meet Ashok Gehlot soon. At the same time, Shashi Tharoor and Digvijay Singh have already announced their names in the race for the post of Congress President. Both the leaders can also fill their papers for this election on Friday.
Let us inform that earlier, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has said that party President Sonia Gandhi will decide about the Chief Minister of Rajasthan in the next day or two. Will decide about the Chief Minister of Rajasthan in two days. Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had met Sonia and apologized to her for not being able to hold the Congress Legislature Party meeting in Jaipur. He also said that he will no longer contest for the post of president. After meeting Sonia Gandhi at her residence ’10 Janpath’, Gehlot also said that Sonia Gandhi would decide whether she would continue as the chief minister.
Ashok Gehlot told reporters here, “I have been a loyal soldier of Congress for the last 50 years… the incident that happened two days back shook us all. Only I can know the pain I am in. A message has gone out across the country that I want to continue as the Chief Minister, so all this is happening.
Gehlot said, “It is our tradition that a one-line resolution is passed. Unfortunately, such a situation arose that the resolution could not be passed. I am the chief minister and the leader of the legislature party. I will always be sad that this resolution could not be passed. I have apologized to Sonia ji.” He said, “I have decided that I will not contest elections in this atmosphere now. This is my decision.” The political crisis in Rajasthan has cast a shadow over the election of the Congress President.