Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot featured in “pehle aap, pehle aap” moments in Jaipur today amid the intense campaign in the run-up to the November 25 election.
A video shared by news agency ANI showed Mr Gandhi with Chief Minister Gehlot, his arch-rival Mr Pilot. The three leaders were seen asking each other to walk in the front. Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra was also seen. After several moments of “pehle aap, pehle aap”, the leaders resumed walking.
#WATCH | Rajasthan Elections | CM Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot seen together with Rahul Gandhi, in Jaipur.
Rahul Gandhi says, “We are not only seen together but we are also united. We will be together and Congress will sweep the elections here and win.” pic.twitter.com/sWezSuuv0X
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2023
As mediapersons kept calling out to the Congress leaders, Mr Gandhi approached them and said, “We are not just seen together, we are together and will stay together. And the Congress wll sweep the elections here (in Rajasthan).” Mr Gehlot was seen smiling ear to ear as Mr Gandhi made the remarks.
This is the Congress’s latest show of unity in the run-up to the election to defend its rule in Rajasthan. Among the biggest challenges facing the party is the infighting between the Gehlot- and Pilot-led camps, which almost toppled the state government in 2020.
The party has been trying to put up a united front to ensure the tussle does not hit its poll prospects.
Both leaders have stressed that the party is united in its fight against the Opposition BJP.
Mr Gehlot yesterday shared a picture with Mr Pilot with a Hindi caption, meaning “Together, we are winning again.”
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 15, 2023
As part of the Congress’s all-out campaign, Mr Gandhi will be addressing poll rallis in Churu, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts.
Rahul Gandhi reached Jaipur with mother Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday. Mrs Gandhi is at the Rajasthan capital on a personal visit to avoid the severe air pollution in Delhi.