New Delhi: In a press conference, Congress has announced that veteran Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Friday picked as Congress choice for Chief Minister of Rajasthan and his rival in the race Sachin Pilot could be the Deputy Chief Minister.
The party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions.
After Congress’ observer to the state K C Venugopal made the announcement at a media briefing here, Gehlot thanked Gandhi for giving him an opportunity to serve the people of the state for the third time and promised that he and Pilot will give “good governance”.
Pilot exuded confidence that Congress’ good electoral performance will continue, saying the party will get a big mandate in 2019 polls and form the government.
“We will meet the governor today and will decide on the details of the oath-taking ceremony,” Venugopal said.
Addressing the media, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said, “I would like to thank Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other legislators for taking this decision to make Ashok Gehlot Ji the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.”