Jaipur: A day ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly polls 2018 buzz on political corridors that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to prefer Ashok Gehlot over Sachin Pilot for the post of chief minister in case the party wins.
Reports suggested that infighting within the Congress over the issue in spite of the party’s attempts to project a united face.
It is noted that both Gehlot and Pilot are seen as competitors in the race of most important CM post. Worth mention here Rajasthan has not voted the same party to power for more than one term in the earlier 20 years, however several experts feel that the ‘rivalry’ between Gehlot and Pilot might get in the way of the Congress from registering a decisive win over the rival and incumbent BJP.
Sources told that as the party loyalists are in favor of veteran leader Ashok Gehlot, Rahul Gandhi may prefer him and sideline Congress' state chief Sachin Pilot for the most desirable CM post.
Pilot is contesting from Tonk . It is the erstwhile city of nawabs . he is pitted against BJP candidate Yoonus Khan who is the Rajasthan Transport Minister and only Muslim candidate fielded by BJP.
On the other hand Former two-time Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is contesting from Sardarpura seat.