Going by the results that are coming in, BJP is set to be voted out of power in Rajasthan. The Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s tenure has in all probability come to an end. The Congress party , which was led ably by PCC chief Sachin Pilot and former CM Ashok Gehlot seems to have won the mandate from the people of the state.
PCC chief Sachin Pilot said , people of the state have rejected the BJP.
Later talking to reporters as the results were coming in and going the Congress way, Ashok Gehlot said : “Congress has won the mandate. Nos can go up and down but public’s mandate is in the favour of Congress. We will get clear majority, still we would want independent candidates and parties other than BJP to support us if they want.”
He also credited party president Rahul Gandhi for the party’s good performance in all the five states, including Rajasthan.
“We are confident that the Congress will get a clear majority and will for its government in Rajasthan,” Gehlot told PTI. Asked who will be the CM, he said it will be decided by the party MLAs and the Congress president.
Gehlot said Gandhi raised key issues concerning the people because of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “graph came down”. He said that Gandhi first cornered Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in Gujarat and played issue-based politics.
He also said the Congress benefitted as Gandhi raised issues concerning price rise, farmers, the Rafale issue on which Modi and the BJP did not have answers.