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Rahul to decide CM candidates, say Congress leaders

ANI  |  (Raipur/Bhopal) [India] 

Newly elected Congress legislators have provided their feedback to observers and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will take the final call, were the identical sentiments expressed by Congress observer for Chhattisgarh Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress leader from Rajasthan Sachin Pilot on Wednesday.

Addressing the media after meeting of the Congress legislators, Kharge said, "It has been unanimously decided that the head of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders will be decided by Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi had said that even if a resolution is passed unanimously, every MLA should be talked to and their opinions have to be considered."

Sharing similar views, Rajasthan Congress unit chief Sachin Pilot, who is also a front runner for the chief ministerial candidate in the state, said, "It's a normal procedure for Congress party legislators to give their feedback to observers. Observers give feedback to Congress President and then a final decision is taken. We have authorised Congress President to take a final view as to who will head the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders of the party."

Congress has emerged as the single largest party in states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the recently concluded assembly elections.

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First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 23:35 IST