CM candidates in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh arrive in Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi; Congress chief to consult party observers

New Delhi: The potential chief ministerial candidates in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh arrived in the National Capital on Wednesday for a meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who will take a final call on the top post in the states.

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Twitter @INCIndia

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Twitter @INCIndia

The contenders for the top post in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot — and in Madhya Pradesh — Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia — arrived early morning in New Delhi and will be meeting Rahul soon.

The Congress president will first meet the party observers AK Antony for Madhya Pradesh and KC Venugopal for Rajasthan before meeting those in the race.

The observers had already held discussions with newly-elected party MLAs in Jaipur and Bhopal on Wednesday and would give their inputs to Gandhi on who the legislators want to be as their chief ministers.

Using an internal messaging platform for the party workers, Rahul had sent out to party workers a pre-recorded audio message seeking their feedback for selection of the chief minister in their respective states.

Sources said that the decision would be taken on Thursday itself after the state legislature party had authorised the Congress president to take a final call on the chief ministers. Congress observer for Chattisgarh Mallikarjun Kharge will also be handing over his report to Gandhi following which he is likely to meet the contenders.

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2018 11:16:37 IST

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