Rajasthan chief minister and Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot, appointed party election observer for Gujarat Assembly elections, reiterated that the contest is only between the Congress and BJP. He was talking to the media at Vadodara, Wednesday.
The senior functionary had to cut short his visit to the state by a day. The originally planned three-day visit was to start on August 16 from Surat. However, “bad weather” delayed the departure even though Gehlot indicated that the Gujarat governmental machinery was behind keeping him away.
At the press meet in Vadodara, Gehlot launched a scathing attack on the BJP government. “What is the Gujarat model? Corruption and scams?” he questioned. When asked about AAP’s prospects and its eating into the Congress vote share, Gehlot suggested that the contest is only between the Congress and BJP.
“I have come to strategize. So far, seats have been studied in Surat and Rajkot. The August 18 meeting in Ahmedabad will be with the state leadership, appointed by the high command,” he shared. While Gehlot has been appointed senior observer for the Gujarat Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has been assigned the responsibility of Himachal Pradesh. Senior Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot has been made the invigilator for Himachal Pradesh.