Whatever party decides: Sachin Pilot on next Rajasthan CM amid buzz of Ashok Gehlot as Congress president

Ahead of next year's Rajasthan Assembly polls, Congress leader Sachin Pilot has said that he would accept whatever role the party leadership decides for him.

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Sachin Pilot sitting with Ashok Gehlot at a press conference
File photo of Sachin Pilot (left) with Ashok Gehlot. (Photo: PTI)

Amid the buzz of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot contesting the Congress presidential election, Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot has said that he would accept whatever role the party leadership decides for him.

On Wednesday, Sachin Pilot reached Kochi to join the Congress's ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra. Speaking to India Today TV, Sachin Pilot said, "Ashok Gehlot is a very senior leader. He has been working for decades for the party. Our aim is to win the Rajasthan election next year."

Asked about who would be the next CM of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot said, "Whatever role the Congress leadership decide, we will accept."

Ashok Gehlot is being considered the frontrunner for the post of Congress president after his meeting with interim party president Sonia Gandhi earlier this month. He is yet to file his nomination for the Congress presidential election, which are going to be held on October 17.

Sachin Pilot was removed as deputy chief minister of Rajasthan and state Congress chief in July 2020. This came after a reported tiff with Ashok Gehlot.

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