Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that the Congress high command will decide when the state Cabinet will be reshuffled, reported The Indian Express. He made the statement after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
“We have left it [the decision on Cabinet reshuffle] up to the high command,” Gehlot told reporters after returning to Jaipur. “Whatever was inquired from me about Rajasthan, I have briefed.”
The chief minister said that party general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the state, keeps visiting Rajasthan and has all the necessary information.
“I hope that he talks with Congress president, with Rahul Gandhi… all the conversations that have taken place, they’ll make a decision on that basis and it will be acceptable to all of us,” Gehlot added.
The Cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot staged a revolt against Gehlot in August last year. The turmoil, however, was resolved.
The Congress had formed a three-member panel comprising party leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal to address Pilot’s concerns. However, Pilot and his loyalists have expressed resentment due to the delay in meeting the demands of the faction.
The inclusion of Pilot’s loyalists in the Cabinet was part of the solution to resolve the turmoil, according to ANI.
On Thursday, Pilot…