Gandhi met Gehlot and Pilot, who had earlier dug in his heels, to work out a compromise formula. Pilot, who had already conveyed to Gandhi that he had worked hard in the last five years to resurrect the party, settled for the Deputy CM post.
The party said given the depth of the popular discontent against the BJP and the anti-incumbency factor, the Congress should have been able to get a more decisive majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
The party’s poor performance is particularly notable in places where the state had witnessed violence during and after the April 2 bandh, which was called in protest against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The change in leadership in three big states in the heart of north India may or may not influence the 2019 general election, but there will be a significant impact on the BJP's numbers in Lok Sabha. And it's not all good news.
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