New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said that there is no difference of opinion between him and Sachin Pilot and both will contest the upcoming assembly elections together, news agency ANI reported.
Speaking to media persons after meeting Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi, Ashok Gehlot said there are “small differences” between leaders in every party and every state, but he will contest the upcoming elections with Sachin Pilot.
“There is no difference…small differences happen in our party, it happens with all parties in every state,” he said. But together we will contest, win and form the government,” ANI quoted Gehlot as saying.
Delhi | There are no differences… Small differences keep happening in our party, it happens with all the parties in every state. But together we will contest, win and form government: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot when asked about differences with Sachin Pilot ahead of Rajasthan polls pic.twitter.com/qThboca6Kd
– ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2023
“We fight elections together, win them together and then we accept the decisions of the high command. It has been a tradition and it will continue to be a tradition.
Significantly, assembly elections are going to be held in Rajasthan by the end of this year. Ahead of the elections, CM Gehlot made several attempts to boost the party’s image by announcing several policies.
Earlier on Friday, Gehlot had also announced creation of 19 new districts and three new divisions. This is the first time since 2008 that new districts have been created in Rajasthan, taking the total number to 50.
The Chief Minister said that a high-level committee had been constituted to look into the formation of districts and had submitted its report to the government. During the discussion on the budget, Gehlot said, “Now there will be 19 new districts in the state.” He said that three new divisions would be in Banswara, Pali and Sikar.
“Smaller districts lead to effective administration and management and control of law and order becomes easier. Various states have formed new districts. Hence there was a demand within the state for these new districts,” the chief minister said.
According to reports, Gehlot has also proposed a budget of Rs 2,000 crore for the first phase of infrastructure and human resource development in the new districts and mandals.