‘Want to leave CM post but…’: Ashok Gehlot on CM candidate, power tussle with Sachin Pilot
Ashok Gehlot said he wants to leave the CM post but the post isn't leaving him and might never leave him
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that he wants to leave the state's top post amid a power tussle with his former deputy Sachin Pilot ahead of the Assembly election. When asked about his differences with Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot asserted that they are united. He went on to clarify that he has not opposed any single candidate from Sachin Pilot’s faction.
Ashok Gehlot’s government had faced a rebellion led by his bete noire Sachin Pilot in 2020, pushing the Congress government to the brink of collapse. Sachin Pilot and his loyalists holed up together at a hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur and then at a Jaisalmer hotel. Ashok Gehlot said he has adopted the policy of "forgive and forget" and moved on.
Addressing a press conference, Ashok Gehlot strongly opposed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (I-T) raids against the Opposition leaders ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly election. He sought PM Narendra Modi’s intervention to stop the central agencies as the Model Code of Conduct was in force.
Rajasthan Assembly election 2023 has been scheduled for November 25 and votes would be counted on December 3. Rajasthan Assembly election result 2023 will be declared on December 3 when the counting of the votes is over.
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