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13/12/2018 9:35 AM IST | Updated 13/12/2018 9:36 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi Sent Out An Audio Message Asking Congress Workers Their Choice Of CM

Gandhi said in his message the party workers' choice would reach him directly and would not be known to anyone else.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a press conference after the party's win in the Assembly Elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, at the party headquarters, on 11 December , 2018 in New Delhi, India.

NEW DELHI — Amid hectic lobbying for the post of chief minister in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked the party workers to tell their top choice for the chief minister post in each of the three states, party sources said.

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

Sources said the message has been sent to a large number of party workers in the states that went to polls.

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With more than one name doing the rounds for each of the three states where the Congress has secured numbers to form the government, Gandhi said in his message the party workers' choice would reach him directly and would not be known to anyone else.

A senior MLA in one of the three states also confirmed having received the pre-recorded message through the ShaktiApp used by the Congress chief for communicating with the party workers. The MLA said he recorded his choice for the chief minister post in a direct message to the party chief through the application.