Rahul Gandhi directed party to avoid issuing statement on chief ministerial face for Assembly polls
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will visit Jaipur in Rajasthan for a day on August 11, the party said on Monday.
During his visit, he will address the PCC delegates, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) party President Sachin Pilot said.
On Monday, a meeting called by Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi was attended by former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Mr Pilot and state party incharge Avinash Pandey to discuss strategies and poll preparations for the Assembly elections this year and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
According to Mr Pandey, Mr Gandhi directed the party leaders to avoid issuing any statement on chief ministerial face for the Assembly polls. “No matter how senior a leader, any unwanted comments on to-be CM face will not be tolerated,” Mr Gandhi is said to have warned those present.
The Congress leaders will sit together after elections to zero on the Chief Minister’s name and the Assembly elections will be contested under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, Mr Pandey added.