The Hush Post 06:20 am| 2-min-read
Basking in the glory of tremendous win in the three Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhatisgarh, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has devised a novel way of selecting the respective chief ministers.
He has sent an audio message to about 7.3 lakh workers in the three states to voice their choice of candidate. The process is like a secret ballot, he said.
In a clearly-worded audio message, Gandhi said, “Who should be the chief minister? Please mention just one name. I’m the only person who would know whom you are naming. No one in the party will know. Please speak after the beep”.
Congress said the data will help decide whom the respondents from each state want.
The Congress had not yet named any candidate for the chief minister’s post in any state in the run-up to the elections.
Already, newly-elected law makers in the three states are divided over their choice as to who should be made chief minister.
There is a close fight between young blood Sachin Pilot and two-time Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The leaders in Madhya Pradesh are divided between party veteran Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
In Chhattisgarh, several names are doing the rounds, including Bhupesh Baghel, TS Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, the state’s only Congress parliamentarian.
Normally, party leaders give feedback about the contenders and the Congress president takes a call. But lawmakers this time around have made way for Rahul’s novel way of doing things.