Ashok Gehlot has pulled out of the race for the post of the Congress chief with profuse apologies to Sonia Gandhi. It does not appear to have settled the question of his current job as the Rajasthan Chief Minister, which was at the centre of the huge chaos and rebellion by his loyalist MLAs. A decision on that will be "taken in a day or two", shortly after Ashok Gehlot met Sonia Gandhi.
Ashok Gehlot has said that he aplogised to Mrs Sonia Gandhi for Sunday's events when more than 90 MLAs loyal to him launched a rebellion and defied Mrs Gandhi and the resolution on his successor could not be passed. As the leader of the Legislature Party and the Chief Minister, it was his moral responsibility, he said.