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Ahead of Rajasthan Cabinet Reshuffle, Ajay Maken to Meet Congress MLAs Today

Ajay Maken will hold discussions with the party MLAs and those supporting its state government during his two-day visit.

Ajay Maken will hold discussions with the party MLAs and those supporting its state government during his two-day visit.

Ajay Maken, who is the incharge for Rajasthan affairs at the AICC, will be coming to the state capital on Wednesday.

Ahead of the Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle, Congress general secretary Ajay Maken will hold meetings with party MLAs during his two-day visit to Jaipur. Maken, who is the incharge for Rajasthan affairs at the AICC, will be coming to the state capital on Wednesday. He will hold discussions with the party MLAs and those supporting its state government during his two-day visit, said state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra in a tweet.

Maken and KC Venugopal had held a meeting with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday night over the Cabinet reshuffle. Maken had said that he would be arriving in Jaipur again to hold one-to-one discussion with the MLAs on July 28 and 29 about the appointment of district and block presidents of the party. Party leaders had said there is no conflict about the Cabinet reshuffle and after discussions with the chief minister, the decision regarding this has been left to the party high command.

Sources said some ministers might have to lose their cabinet membership. It is being said that CM Gehlot has left the decision of cabinet reshuffle to the central leadership which will take the final call in the matter.

Among prominent names, state education minister and state president Govind Singh Dotasra might have to lose his chair after today’s meeting. However, Dotasra said that the meeting today has been called to welcome Ajay Maken and KC Venugopal. The reshuffle may take place in the next a few days.

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Pilot and several other MLAs had mounted an open rebellion against Gehlot last June. After a month-long crisis, the Congress top brass had formed a committee to look into the issues raised by Pilot, who alleged that his camp was being sidelined by the Gehlot government.

Earlier this week, Pilot told reporters that he was in touch with the Congress high command to resolve the issues raised by him and that the “AICC is taking steps for the betterment of the government and party organisation”.

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first published:July 28, 2021, 09:38 IST