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Congress worried about Rajasthan, sends C P Joshi to stem the rot

Jaipur:  With most of the opinion polls projecting a debacle for Congress in the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly polls, the party has appointed former Union minister and Bhilwara MP C P Joshi as the chairman of

India TV News Desk Updated on: November 09, 2013 9:28 IST
congress worried about rajasthan sends c p joshi to stem
congress worried about rajasthan sends c p joshi to stem the rot

Jaipur:  With most of the opinion polls projecting a debacle for Congress in the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly polls, the party has appointed former Union minister and Bhilwara MP C P Joshi as the chairman of its Election Campaign committee in the state.





The move is widely being perceived as an effort to clip the wings of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, whose faction-based selection of candidates and apparent failure to curb the BJP and Vasundhara Raje's rise had made the Congress brass wary.

Of late, most of the opinion polls have shown Raje ahead of Gehlot in  the Assembly election next month.

Joshi, who led the party to victory as the campaign committee chief in the last Assembly elections, has reportedly been brought back in the position at the behest of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, sources said..
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