Rahul Gandhi, asked to pick 3 CMs, wants to go by MLAs’ choice
Congress will choose the chief ministers After consulting everybody, we’ll give a CM candidate and a government that truly reflects will of people of these three states, spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after taking the opinion of each of the newly elected legislators, spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday, although the MLAs have authorised party president Rahul Gandhi to choose the persons for the top job.
“Congress believes in the democratic process of knowing the view point of each elected legislator. After consulting everybody, we’ll give a CM candidate and a government that truly reflects will of people of these three states,” Surjewala said.
Congress had won or was the leading party in the elections in the three states, whose results were declared on Tuesday. A Congress legislature party (CLP) meeting held on wednesday in the three states authorised Rahul Gandhi to choose the chief minister.
However, Rahul has appointed observers for the states — AK Antony for Madhya Pradesh, Mallikarjun Kharge for Chhattisgarh and KC Venugopal for Rajasthan.
The observers along with general secretary in-charges have gone to their respective states and have talked to the legislators. “Once they know opinion of each legislator, despite universal resolution leaving the choice to Congress president, he wants to go by choice of legislators,” Surjewala said.
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