New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday confirmed that the process of appointing chief ministers for the state of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is underway, adding that the party believes in knowing the viewpoint of every elected legislator.
Speaking to ANI, Surjewala said, “The process of electing the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan is presently underway. The Congress party believes in the democratic process of knowing the viewpoint of each elected legislator”.
Surjwala further stated that senior leaders A. K. Anthony, Mallikarjun Kharge, K. C. Venugopal, along with the General Secretary in-charges, have returned to their respective states. He added that despite a unanimous decision to leave the final decision with party president Rahul Gandhi, the latter wants to go by the choice of the elected legislators.
“After consulting with everybody we will announce a Chief Ministerial candidate and a government that truly reflects the will of the people of these states. We will the start process of loan waiver, the process of creating new employment opportunities and reconstruction of these states in accordance with people’s will,” Surjewala said.
Congress registered a resounding victory over the BJP in Chhattisgarh and with the help of independent candidates, garnered the numbers to form the government in Rajasthan after having prevailed in 99 out of the 200 assembly seats.
Following a nerve-wracking finish in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress emerged as the single largest party with 114 elected candidates as opposed to their rival’s 109 and roped in seven legislators from BSP (2), SP (1) and independent candidates (4), to cross the halfway mark.
MPCC chief Kamal Nath and party’s campaign committee in-charge Jyotiraditya Scindia are the two front-runners for the top post in Madhya Pradesh. Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and state-unit chief Sachin Pilot are the two candidates in Rajasthan.