Gehlot will pilot Rajasthan, Sachin to be his deputy

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New Delhi, Dec. 14, 2018: The suspense over the next Rajasthan Chief Minister came to an end when Ashok Gehlot was formally announced as the Rajasthan CM-designate nd Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions.

After being named the chief minister, Gehlot said, “Sachin Pilot and I will give good governance in Rajasthan.”

 “The united colours of Rajasthan,” Rahul Gandhi said in the tweet along with the photograph in which the three leaders were seen in a jovial mood.

There have been hectic discussions between top party leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on the selection of chief ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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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. Sachin Pilot’s brother-in-law and NC leader Omar Abdullah wishes the CM, deputy duo“We will meet the governor today and will decide on the details of the oath-taking ceremony,” Venugopal said.

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Edited: Adam Rizvi


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