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Rahul Gandhi defers to Friday decisions on Raj, C'garh CMs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has deferred the decisions on ministers of and for Friday as he wants to hold further discussions with party leaders, sources said.

Gandhi held discussions with party leaders in Thursday to decide on the new minister for the state, the party sources said, but postponed the decision to Friday for holding wider discussions with the contenders.

The had earlier held a series of meetings with CM aspirants in -- and Sachin -- but no consensus emerged between the two and asserted his right for the top post.

Pilot's supporters also shouted slogans in his favour outside Gandhi's residence here.

While Gehlot is learnt to be leading the race for chief minister's post, is also putting up stiff resistance and is staking his claim.

Gandhi held a late evening meeting with party's central observer Mallikarjun Kharge, who said that further deliberations will take place tomorrow with state leaders before arriving at a final decision on

AICC in-charge of party affairs in P L Punia was also present during the meeting with Gandhi.

"The meeting has been postponed for tomorrow. There will be a meeting again tomorrow," Kharge told reporters after meeting Gandhi.

The sources said T S Singh Deo and Bhupesh Baghel have also been called to the national capital from Raipur for discussions with top party leaders.

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First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 22:20 IST