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Scindia, Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Pilot arrive in Delhi for CM post selection

The Congress president will first meet the party observers A K Antony for Madhya Pradesh and K C Venugopal for Rajasthan before meeting those in the race

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Scindia, Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Pilot arrive in Delhi for CM post selection

The potential chief minister candidates in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday for a meeting with Congress president who will take a final call on the top post in the states.

The contenders for the top post in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot and Sachin and in Madhya Pradesh — and Jyotiraditya — arrived early morning in the national capital and will be meeting Gandhi soon.

The Congress president will first meet the party observers for Madhya Pradesh and K C Venugopal for Rajasthan before meeting those in the race.

The observers had already held discussions with newly-elected party MLAs in Jaipur and Bhopal Wednesday and would give their inputs to Gandhi on who the legislators want to be as their chief ministers.

Using an internal messaging platform for the party workers, Gandhi sent out to party workers a pre-recorded audio message seeking their feedback for selection of the chief minister in their respective states.
 

Sources said that the decision would be taken Thursday itself after the state legislature party had authorised the Congress president to take a final call on the chief ministers.

Congress observer for Chattisgarh Mallikarjun Kharge will also be handing over his report to Gandhi following which he is likely to meet the contenders.
 

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First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 10:10 IST
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