Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot recently gave an interview where he talked about politics, his governance model and much more. Here are few important take away points from his talk.
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, claims to practice politics in the public interest and does not have the word “hate” in his dictionary. On the question of his view and current equation with Sachin Pilot he says, he backed Sachin Pilot when he became a central minister and took his name when recommending someone for the cabinet.
Gehlot reflects confidence in the Congress party’s ability to regain power before the Rajasthan Assembly election, which will occur by the end of this year. He predicts the state’s “cyclical door system” pattern will end. He also clarifies that the Congress cannot attack the opposition BJP on state property of a competing candidate’s absence.
On Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot says, “Do politics in the society’s interest…”
“I believe the public is ready to rule in our favor. I’ve recently mentioned that I’m seeing 156. Our conflict with Bhairon Singh Shekhawat numbered 32 in 1998 when Sonia Gandhi was the party’s president. The same situation is reoccurring, in my opinion,” Gehlot said.
“I supported Pilot when he became the cabinet minister,” said Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, claims to practice politics in the public interest but does not have the word “enmity” in his dictionary. When inquired about his relationship with Sachin Pilot, Gehlot said, “I backed him when he became a central minister. We received 20 of the state’s 25 Lok Sabha seats at the time. I took his name when I had to recommend someone (for the cabinet).”
“It is because during the Vasundhara Raje administration, Gujjars (from the Pilot’s community) got killed in shootings, and it was my duty to advocate for my state in Delhi. There was hostility between the Gujjars and the Meena society here, so I adopted Pilot’s name to that fire. I work in politics for the good of the public. The definition of hate is not in my dictionary,” he added.
Gehlot reflects confidence for upcoming elections
Gehlot radiated optimism regarding the Congress party’s ability to regain power before the Rajasthan Assembly election, which is likely to occur by the end of this year.
Gehlot on upcoming general elections 2024
“I believe the public is ready to rule in our favor. As I recently stated, I am seeing 156 seats. When Sonia Gandhi was the party’s president, our rivalry with Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in 1998 who was down to 32 seats. I believe the same circumstance is developing once more,” Gehlot said.
The state’s “rotating door mechanism” pattern would end
As the state government’s work extends to every village and residence, he predicted that the state’s “cyclical door system” pattern would end. “A water scheme exists, roads will get established to the furthest villages, the educational system is getting strengthened, and now villages have English schools,” he claimed.
Speaking of the competing candidate in the assembly elections, the chief minister of Rajasthan stated that the Congress could not attack the opposition BJP on state property (in the absence of a competing candidate; the BJP typically does not name one in a state where it is not in power),” Gehlot said.