Last Update: 12 July 2022, 23:48 IST
The Congress on Tuesday appointed Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel as senior observers for the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. A party statement issued by KC Venugopal said that TS Singh Deo and Milind Deora have been appointed as observers for the Gujarat elections, while Sachin Pilot and Pratap Singh Bajwa will be the observers for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Gehlot as senior observer for Gujarat elections and Baghel for Himachal Pradesh elections. Assembly elections are likely to be held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year.
Congress wants to grab power from BJP in both the states. In the final round of assembly elections, the party lost Punjab to AAP and performed dismal in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, with the BJP retaining power in four states.