Rajasthan frontrunners Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to meet Rahul Gandhi today

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 13, 2018, 10.25 AM(IST)

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Speaking to the media, Ashok Gehlot said that 'observers have taken everyone's opinion, in a peaceful way. A discussion will be held and the decision will be taken today.'

Frontrunners of a chief ministerial race in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot arrived in New Delhi today to meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

After the meeting, Rahul Gandhi is expected to take a call on the next chief minister of Rajasthan where the Congress won a whopping 99 of 199 Assembly seats, dethroning Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party.

Pilot on Wednesday had informed that the decision on the chief ministership would be taken on Thursday by the party president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the party.

Speaking to the media, Ashok Gehlot said that "observers have taken everyone's opinion, in a peaceful way. A discussion will be held and the decision will be taken  today."

"Observers have taken everyone's opinion, in a peaceful way. Congress President Rahul Gandhi had to take a decision (on Rajasthan CM candidate), observers have arrived in Delhi. A discussion will be held and the decision will be taken today."

The Congress president will first meet the party observers A K Antony for Madhya Pradesh and KC Venugopal for Rajasthan before meeting those in the race.

The observers had already held discussions with newly-elected party MLAs on Wednesday and would give their inputs to Gandhi on who the legislators want to be as their chief ministers.

Using an internal messaging platform for the party workers, Gandhi sent out to party workers a pre-recorded audio message seeking their feedback for selection of the chief minister in their respective states.