New Delhi:

The decision of the high command is yet to come regarding the Rajasthan crisis.

According to the information received from the sources, the party high command can take a decision about who will be the next CM in Rajasthan in the next few days.

At the same time, in the midst of all this, senior party leader P Chidambaram has given a big statement regarding what happened in Rajasthan on Sunday and the way the party high command reacted after that.

In a special conversation with NDTV, he said that the situation in Rajasthan could have been handled in a better way.

During this conversation, P Chidambaram was seen avoiding any kind of blame on Ashok Gehlot.

P Chidambaram said that Gehlot is a true Congressman and he will remain loyal to the Congress party till his last breath. 

Chidambaram said that the entire matter of Rajasthan is between the party high command and Ashok Gehlot.

Now Gehlot has apologized to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

So now this whole issue is over.

But in my opinion the party could have handled this whole matter better.

Two observers were sent from Delhi to ensure that everything was done in a better way in Rajasthan.

It was his responsibility that everything should be done smoothly there.

He should have handled the situation further. 

This statement of P Chidambaram comes a few days after the protest against Gehlot camp in Rajasthan.

The Gehlot camp had opposed the meeting of the legislature party called by the party high command on Sunday, saying that if someone other than Gehlot is made the CM in the state, he will resign from his post.

Along with this, he had also talked about making someone CM from the Gehlot camp itself.

The MLAs of the Gehlot camp were clearly opposing the appointment of Sachin Pilot as the new CM of the state. 

P Chidambaram further said that Ashok Gehlot is currently the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

There is no vacancy there till he leaves the post.

He further said that I cannot say that he will leave this post.

I think he will continue to be the CM and will win the Rajasthan elections once again for the party under his leadership.

There are elections in Rajasthan in the next 16-17 months.

In such a situation, only a senior leader should be made in-charge of Rajasthan, who can lead the party in the upcoming elections as well. 


On the question asked whether Sachin Pilot should be made CM or not, Chidambaram said that I do not know how many MLAs will support Sachin Pilot.

I think any candidate for the post of Chief Minister must have the support of a good number of MLAs.

This is a common thing.