Ashok Gehlot, the outgoing Chief Minister of Rajasthan, took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their delay in announcing the next chief minister of the state, a week after the assembly election results were declared.
“If the Congress had taken this long to select a chief minister, the BJP would have raised a ruckus. In the Gogamedi case, I had to authorize the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe. This responsibility should have fallen on the new chief minister. It’s been seven days now, and they (BJP) haven’t been able to decide. I urge them to make a swift decision,” Gehlot asserted during a press interaction.
Highlighting what he perceived as a lack of discipline within the BJP, Gehlot added, “For about seven days now, they (BJP) haven’t finalized CM candidates in the three states… If we had done the same, who knows what accusations they would have hurled at us, misleading the people. They polarized the polls… We will extend cooperation to the new government,” emphasized the Congress leader.