Ahead of the crucial meeting to review the party's performance in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday criticized the BJP's delay in announcing the faces of the chief minister for three core Hindi states: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. , and said that “there is no discipline in this party.”
“There is no discipline in this party. If we had done the same, I don't know what accusations they would have leveled against us and misled people. They have polarized the polls… We will work with the new government,” he said he. said while speaking to ANI.
Mr Gehlot, who is in Delhi to participate in a meeting to review the party's performance in recently held Assembly elections in Rajasthan, also commented on the delay in announcing the face of the BJP Chief Minister in Rajasthan, saying, “If Congress had not elected CM So long, they (BJP) would have shouted a lot.”
“In the Gogamedi case, I had to sign a document stating that I had 'no objection' to an NIA probe. This should have been done by the new Chief Minister. For seven days they (BJP) have not been able to select a Chief. Minister, I want them to make a decision quickly,” he said while speaking to reporters.
Gehlot further accused the BJP of winning the assembly elections in the state by raising religious issues and polarizing people.
“They polarized the polls; they raised issues like triple talaq, abrogation of Article 370, murder of Kanhaiya Lal, and propagated lies that Muslims got 50 lakhs and Hindus only 5 lakhs. They won the elections by spreading lies,” Gehlot said. . However, he added that they would work with the new government.
Meanwhile, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party member Rahul Gandhi have arrived at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi for the important meeting to review the party's performance in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Congress leader Govind Singh Dotasra has also arrived in Delhi to participate in the rally. He expressed the party's focus on analyzing shortcomings and making corrections for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “We will deliberate on the reasons why we could return to power in the state. We will analyze our shortcomings and make corrections for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” he said.
The party leaders held separate meetings on Friday to discuss the party's losses in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and asked state unit leaders for a detailed report on the dismal performance in the recent round of assembly elections, party leaders said. The meeting was convened by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge at the AICC headquarters in Delhi, where former party chief Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders were also present.
The election results in four states, especially the losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, were a huge blow to the Congress's 2024 hopes as it is now out of power in much of the Hindi heartland. In Rajasthan, the vote tally painted a very different picture than some pollsters had predicted: the BJP was on the verge of forming the government, winning 115 seats, while the Congress was left with 69 seats.
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