Jaipur, Dec 21: With the Congress party’s good showing in Gujarat, Ashok Gehlot, the former Rajasthan Chief Minister and AICC General Secretary who was in-charge of the state, has proved his political acumen and increased his standing in the party by running a strategy that made the assembly election a closely-fought battle. Political observers credit Gehlot for the tough fight the Congress gave the BJP in Gujarat. “It has put Gehlot in the league of senior political strategists and tiol leaders of the Congress,” Prakash Bhandari, a veteran jourlist and keen political observer, told IANS. Gehlot took hundreds of his close aides and supporters to Gujarat and gave them the responsibility to campaign in the state.
“When Gehlot was given charge, the Congress was facing a difficult period in Gujarat. The party workers were demoralised and the party had a weak organisation, and above all it was fighting against the ruling BJP in Modi-Shah’s stronghold. But Gehlot maged to overcome all the challenges with his experience and skills and fought the battle quite successfully. This clearly shows his political skills,” Bhandari said. (IANS)