A week after being sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot on Saturday met Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss the cabinet formation in Rajasthan. According to sources, Rajasthan will have 20 Ministers and discussions on cabinet formations are aimed at ensuring that their is equal representation to both camps.
The Congress president also met senior leaders and the party in-charges in the state to discuss the process of Cabinet formation. In the recently held elections, the Congress won 99 seats od the 199 seats for which polling was held while its ally RLD won 1 seat . The BJP bagged 73 seats.
Sources said that Rahul’s discussions with Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot was to ensure that there is no difference of opinion between the CM and his deputy over the cabinet, especially after the recent tussle between two for the chief minister’s post . They said it was to ensure both camps have adequate representation in the cabinet.
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