Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday amid buzz of expanding his cabinet to bring down the curtains on a protracted power tussle with Sachin Pilot which has been a headache for the top brass as the party struggles to quell internal squabbles across states.
A day earlier, Gehlot met Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the residence of Rahul Gandhi, where party general secretaries Ajay Maken and K C Venugopal were also present. A major reshuffle in Rajasthan is on the cards in the next few days and various modalities are being worked out by adopting the formula of “one man, one post” while considering appointments in the cabinet, sources have said.
After the meeting, Maken told reporters, “We discussed the political situation in Rajasthan. We discussed a roadmap to ensure that the Congress returns to power in the next assembly elections.” “We also discussed the Congress’ good performance in the recently concluded assembly by-elections in the state,” he added.
Maken, who is the general secretary in-charge of party affairs in Rajasthan, said there were a number of issues that were required to be discussed with the chief minister and the roadmap is now clear.