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'Greatly reduces political stature of Sonia Gandhi': BJP weighs in amid Rajasthan political crisis

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New Delhi: As the political upheaval in Rajasthan continues, the BJP has dubbed it an 'entertaining game' that has 'greatly reduced the political stature' of the Gandhi family. The crisis has been triggered by efforts to find a successor to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot as he gears up to fight the party's presidential polls. Following over 24 hours of upheaval, party sources said that a status quo will now be maintained till the process to file nominations ends.

"Whether or not Ashok Gehlot is nominated for the Congress Presidential election, his rebellion has greatly reduced the political stature of Sonia Gandhi. Now whoever becomes the president, there can be revolt against the weak Gandhi family. The so called 'invincible' aura of the Gandhi family has now collapsed," BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya said today.

Sonia Gandhi asked Congress leaders Ajay Maken and Mallikarjun Kharge - who were appointed observers for the legislature party meeting scheduled for Sunday - to give a written report on the situation.

"Kharge and I briefed Congress chief everything about our meetings in Rajasthan in detail. Now she has asked us for a written report that will be given to her by tonight or tomorrow," Maken told reporters. He also said that holding a "parallel meeting" when a CLP meet has been called was "indiscipline" and noted that a decision on leadership in the state was to be taken in Delhi and not Jaipur.

The Rajasthan AICC incharge said that the three ministers who met them at Gehlot's residence had put forward three conditions including calls for a decision on a CLP resolution after the declaration of Congress presidential poll results on October 19. They had also demanded that MLAs be permitted to meet the observers in groups and said that a successor to Gehlot should be chosen from among the 102 MLAs who had stood by him during the crisis in 2020. The requests have since been turned down.

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