Congress Legislature Party to meet today to decide on Rajasthan CM candidate; Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot front-runners

Jaipur: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Rajasthan will meet in Jaipur on Wednesday to discuss the name of the next state chief minister. Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and RPCC president Sachin Pilot, both MLAs, are in the race for the top post.

Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

AICC General Secretary Avinash Pande and party's observer KC Venugopal will be present in the meeting and seek the opinions of party MLAs. "The CLP is meeting at 11 am," Pilot said.

The CLP will file a resolution and the observer will apprise party president Rahul Gandhi about the opinion and views of MLAs as well as senior leaders of the party. Rahul will make the final based on the feedback.

A second meeting of the CLP will take place in the evening and the name of the chief minister is likely to be announced then.

The Congress has emerged as the single-largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats, while the BJP got 73. The Bahujan Samaj Party won six seats, CPM two, Independents 13 and other parties got six. The Congress is one short of a simple majority, 100 seats, to form the government in the state.

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2018 12:00:29 IST

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