Rahul Gandhi hints at end of tussle for Chhattisgarh chief minister's post, shares photo with four contenders on Twitter

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hinted at the end of tussle for the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, tweeting a picture of himself flanked by all the four claimants to the post.

Indo-Asian News Service December 15, 2018 18:01:27 IST
Rahul Gandhi hints at end of tussle for Chhattisgarh chief minister's post, shares photo with four contenders on Twitter

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hinted at the end of tussle for the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, tweeting a picture of himself flanked by all the four claimants to the post.

Posting pictures of the four contenders in the race for the post — Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charandas Mahant — Rahul quoted American internet entrepreneur Reid Hoffman.

The party is likely to announce the Chhattisgarh chief minister on Saturday evening. Baghel, the Chhattisgarh party chief, is said to be the front-runner in the race.

Rahul's tweet follows his hectic parleys with Chhattisgarh leaders, along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, party's observer for Chhattisgarh, and PL Punia, who is in-charge in the state.

The Congress president had earlier tweeted similar pictures of Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath and his rival claimant to the post Jyotiraditya Scindia as well as Rajasthan chief minister-designate Ashok Gehlot and his state party chief Sachin Pilot, who has been named the deputy chief minister.

Before the announcements of Kamal Nath and Gehlot as the respective Chief Ministers, there had been power jockeying between the rival camps, with both Scindia and Pilot strongly advocating their stake to the post.

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