Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday appeared to have successfully brokered peace between the two contenders for the post of Rajasthan Chief Minister — Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot — after several rounds of discussions.
This perhaps also indicates that there will be an announcement on Rajasthan soon.
He tweeted a picture of the two warring leaders from Rajasthan with himself.
“The united colours of Rajasthan,” he said in the tweet.
Sources have said that while Gehlot is going to be chief minister of Rajasthan, Pilot will be deputy chief minister.
Gandhi met the two leaders separately thrice since Thursday and is learnt to have decided the chief ministerial face in the state. According to reports, an official announcement is expected at 4:30 pm on Friday.
Congress chose Kamal Nath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday evening after several meetings. Before the announcement, Gandhi had tweeted a picture of the two contenders — Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia — with a quote from Leo Tolstoy.
There have been hectic discussions between top party leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on the selection of chief ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
(With PTI inputs)