Though Congress leaders are claiming that ‘all is well’ in the state unit, the cabinet reshuffle has become a really tough exercise for the party.
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While the high command reportedly set August 15 as the final date to reshuffle the Cabinet, Congress insiders say Gehlot now wants to wait for changes till the panchayat elections are completed.
Instead of dropping sitting ministers, CM wants to add fresh faces from Pilot’s camp
Selja is supposed to enjoy the confidence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and is also considered close to Gehlot.
Maken was in Jaipur for the past three days and held one-on-one meetings with 115 party MLAs and other legislators supporting the Gehlot government.
Maken's remark follows his one-on-one meetings here with party MLAs and other leaders in the Congress-ruled state.
His two-day trip to Jaipur comes at a time when speculations about Rajasthan Cabinet expansion are growing stronger.
Sachin Pilot and several other MLAs had mounted an open rebellion against Gehlot last June.
AICC general secretary Maken said all the leaders have left the decision of the cabinet reshuffle to the party high command.
After meeting ministers, MLAs and office bearers at the party office here, Maken said all of them have unanimously left the decision of the cabinet reshuffle on the party high command.
At present, there are 21 members in the council of ministers, including chief minister, and nine slots are vacant.
Vardhan as health minister in Modi 2.0 government has been unduly harsh on the Opposition which was rightly trying to raise the issue of the pandemic.
Pankaja, the daughter of late BJP leader and OBC stalwart Gopinath Munde, was expecting a Cabinet berth for Pritam who is a MP from Beed district.
Modi banking on his countrywide charisma and visage vitality has turned the institution into a faceless façade of centralism.