Crucial decisions always take time: Gehlot

New Delhi: “Crucial decisions always take time,” Congress leader Ashok Gehlot said on Friday, commenting on why the name of Rajasthan Chief Minister had not been announced yet.

Gehlot was speaking to the media before the start of a meeting at the residence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the presence of state Congress chief Sachin Pilot, the other main contender for the post.

Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi was present at the meeting.

Gehlot said the BJP had no right to comment on the issue as that party took seven days to select their state head in Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, in Maharashtra, they took nine days to choose a Chief Minister.

In Rajasthan, he added, the BJP could not appoint a party president for more than 70 days. The name suggested by the BJP central leadership was rejected by then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

“It is normal for such an issue to take time. We are also trying to send out a message that crucial decisions in our party are discussed jointly,” he said.

The Congress ousted the BJP from power in Rajasthan despite falling short of a clear majority in the Assembly by one vote. But it got the backing of the BSP and Independents.