Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot Meet Rahul Gandhi For Talks On Rajasthan CM Post. LIVE Updates

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After several rounds of discussions on selecting the chief minister of Rajasthan, top contenders for the post, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, reached the residence of party chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday for a final settlement on the issue. 

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Update at 6:30 PM: CM designate Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM designate Sachin Pilot arrive in Jaipur, Rajasthan after the press briefing in New Delhi

Update at 6:00 PM: After the announcement for the chief ministerial position of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter to post a series of multiple tweet:

"I and my colleague Sachin Pilot and all those who will become our support in the cabinet will provide good governance in Rajasthan as per the vision of Rahul Gandhi. On this occasion, I would like to thank the people of the state and the voters once more, they have supported us wholeheartedly": Ashok Gehlot


Update at 4:37 PM: Congress delegation to meet Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh in Jaipur at 7 PM on Friday

Update at 4:30 PM: Celebrations outside Rajasthan Chief Minister designate Ashok Gehlot's residence in Jaipur: ANI

Update at 4:20 PM: Congress tweets to congratulate Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot on their appointment:

Update at 4:16 PM: I would like to thank Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other legislators for taking this decision to make Ashok Gehlot Ji the Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

Update at 4:15 PM: We will give a good governance in the state: Newly appointed Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot

Update at 4:12 PM: Ashok Gehlot is the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot will be the Deputy Chief Minister of the state: KC Venugopal, All India Congress Committee observer for Rajasthan

Update at 4:11 PM: All India Congress Committee addresses a news briefing in Delhi in the presence of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot

Update at 3:35 PM: Sachin Pilot to be the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He will also continue to be the Rajasthan Congress Chief: Sources

Update at 3:20 PM: Ashok Gehlot to be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan: Sources

Update at 2:38 PM: The united colours of Rajasthan: Rahul Gandhi

Update at 2:35 PM: We have made a decision. We will make an official announcement at 4:30 PM for the post of Rajasthan CM: Congress observer Avinash Pande

After several rounds of discussions on selecting the chief minister of Rajasthan, top contenders for the post, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, reached the residence of party chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday for a final settlement on the issue. 

According to sources, both Gehlot and Pilot were called by the Congress president for an amicable settlement to the issue amid a clear fight between the old and the young guard in the party. Sources said former Union minister and party leader from Rajasthan Jitendra Singh met Pilot earlier in the day and then met Gandhi.

Party's central observer for Rajasthan K C Venugopal and AICC general secretary in-charge of party affairs in the state Avinash Pande were also present at Gandhi's residence during the discussions.

READ: SCOOP: Congress MLAs Want Sachin Pilot As Rajasthan CM, Ashok Gehlot Wants Rahul Gandhi To Decide

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was present during the resolution of the issue in Madhya Pradesh between Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, was present at Gandhi's residence Friday, though she left ahead of a meeting with Gehlot and Pilot.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, when asked about the differences within the Rajasthan unit, denied it and said a due process of consultation was on.

"There is no dispute or difference within the Congress units on chief minister's post in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh," he told ANI.

"Be it Rajasthan or Chhattisgarh, a due process of discussions is on among the leaders so that we can form a good government. Madhya Pradesh has been decided and chief minister's issue will be decided for Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in a day or two also," he said.

Sources said the issue would be resolved Friday itself and the announcement would be made at the Congress Legislature Party meeting.

Meanwhile, there was sloganeering in favour of Pilot by some of his supporters outside Gandhi's residence when the meeting took place. 

While in Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday night, the Congress party announced that senior party leader Kamal Nath has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of the state. Congress took to Twitter to post a congratulatory message on Kamal Nath's appointment.

READ: Sachin Pilot's Supporters Block Roads In Rajasthan's Dausa, Protest Against Gehlot's Appointment As CM

(With ANI inputs)

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