New Delhi: Dropping screen on all speculations, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday confirmed that he will file a nomination for the Congress presidential poll.
However, the top Congress leader clarified that he will never stay away from Rajasthan and will keep working for the state.
“I will file a nomination, then the other process will be in place, and an election can also be held. This all depends on the future,” Ashok Gehlot said.
“I don’t want to make a comment on anyone in particular. Let us see what situation unfolds in Rajasthan, what decision Congress High Command takes, and what Rajasthan MLAs think. It all depends on this,” Gehlot added.
Meanwhile, according to India Today’s report, Gehlot has recommended the name of state Assembly speaker CP Joshi for the post of CM.
Reportedly, Congress is preparing to hold its first presidential election in 22 years. A face-off is being expected between two non-Gandhi candidates, party MP Shashi Tharoor and Ashok Gehlot.