Rajasthan minister Udai Lal Anjana has claimed that situation could have been different in the state if Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot followed his advice of fielding his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jalore instead of Jodhpur.
Udai Lal’s comment came after the Congress president Rahul Gandhi made strident remarks about top party leaders Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot, and P Chidambaram claiming that they were working towards promoting their own sons above the party in the recently concluded general elections.
In the backdrop of Congress’ Lok Sabha poll drubbing, Rajasthan Minister Udai Lal Anjana said the situation would have been different if CM Ashok Gehlot followed his advice of fielding his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jalore instead of Jodhpur
“I had suggested the same in 2014 and this time also, I had approached him three to four times and told him that his son Vaibhav should contest from Jalore instead of Jodhpur. Had he contested from Jalore, the situation would have been different for the Congress and such result should not have come,” said Udai Lal Anjana to ANI.
“I have contested the 2014 elections from Jalore and I know about the social, political and caste equation there. In such conditions, Vaibhav could have been the best contestant, hence I suggested the same,” said Anjana.
While Vaibhav Gehlot lost from Jodhpur Lok Sabha constituency, Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath and P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram won from Chhindwara and Sivaganga Lok Sabha seats respectively.
During the CWC meeting, Rahul Gandhi offered to resign from the Congress president post but it was rejected unanimously by the party members who authorized him to do a complete overhaul and restructure the party at every level.
Congress party’s performance has been disastrous for the second consecutive time in the state as it has failed to win a single Lok Sabha seat.