Congress has decided on the name of Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, the party is yet to finalise the names of CM candidates for Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where it is slated to return to power.
Discussion on the Rajasthan Chief Minister took place in the national capital till late Thursday night, and is likely to continue on Friday.
After day long meetings and consultations, the Congress on Thursday night picked Kamal Nath over Jyotiraditya Scindia for the chief minister’s post in Madhya Pradesh. However, in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh – the two other heartland states the Congress managed to win from the BJP – the race for the top job is still on.
Sources say the party leadership prefers Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan, but state Congress chief Sachin Pilot is not giving up. The two leaders had one-on-one meetings with Congress president Rahul Gandhi late Thursday night, and a decision on who will be chief minister was deferred till today.
The two hopefuls for the top post in Rajasthan are state party chief Sachin Pilot and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday held a series of meetings with Gehlot and Pilot, however, the party has failed to reach a consensus on the final name.