Amid Exit Poll Cheer For Congress, Ashok Gehlot Dodges Rajasthan Question

From Deepshikha Ghosh, NDTV

As exit polls on Friday gave the Congress a clear win in Rajasthan, the party looked set for trouble over the chief minister's job after the results are declared on Tuesday, December 11.

So far, the party has kept the Ashok Gehlot versus Sachin Pilot question in reserve.

Last month, the Congress refused to pick between the two and had both contest the assembly polls.

Full coverage of assembly polls | Rajasthan polls

Ashok Gehlot, 67, a two-time former chief minister of Rajasthan, on Friday dodged NDTV's pointed questions with practiced ease.
 Asked to comment on the sound of "Mukhya-mantri Gehlot", the veteran said: "Since independence, the party has never announced any chief ministerial candidate in a state before elections."

Asked whether he thought 41-year-old Sachin Pilot, the state Congress chief, would make a good chief minister or needed more experience, Mr Gehlot did a neat side-step. "It is a hypothetical question. I will not put a question mark on anyone's capabilities. You should not ask me that," he said.

He turned to his default response to most tricky questions. "The high command will decide what role who will work in. No post is priority for me," he said."

Asked whether he would like a role in Rajasthan or in national politics, Mr Gehlot said: "My duty is to do what the party decides. I have been a chief minister for 10 years, a union minister thrice, I have never asked for anything and the party gave me everything. Why ask now?"

He added: "If the high command tells me Rajasthan, I will work there. If Delhi, then I will work in Delhi."


Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.

Daily News India: Amid Exit Poll Cheer For Congress, Ashok Gehlot Dodges Rajasthan Question
Amid Exit Poll Cheer For Congress, Ashok Gehlot Dodges Rajasthan Question
Daily News India
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy