A Tale of Two CM Candidates: After Rajasthan Assembly Elections, It’s Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot

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A Tale of Two CM Candidates: After Rajasthan Assembly Elections, It’s Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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s Rajasthan prepares to swap out one government for another faster than most switch cellphones, two factors are likely to influence the Congress’s selection of a new chief minister in the state. For one, with 99 seats and no need to worry about the majority vote, the candidate must be accepted by a broad swathe of Congressmen, while also being able to immediately act on manifesto promises. Then, he will also have to ensure that the mood continues to remain in the party’s favour till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls so it can deal with the BJP’s second coming. #NoPressure

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