JAIPUR: Even as votes were being counted for the keenly-contested assembly elections in five states, including Rajasthan, the Wikipedia on Tuesday projected state Congress leader Sachin Pilot as the new Chief Minister of the state.
The Wikipedia page said Pilot assumed office on December 13, 2018, and succeeded incumbent Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Interestingly, the Congress central leadership has not yet declared its Chief Ministerial pick though Pilot and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot are seen as frontrunners for the top job.
Earlier in the morning, both the leaders said a decision on who will be the Chief Minister will be taken by the apex leadership of the party and its newly elected MLAs.
Pilot on Tuesday said his party is in touch with all those who fought the assembly elections on the anti-BJP plank to bring them together and form a "people`s government."
Sachin Pilot won from Tonk, defeating his BJP rival Yoonus Khan. Khan was the only Muslim candidate fielded by the BJP in the Rajasthan Assembly polls.
Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot too got elected from the Sardarpura constituency, defeating BJP`s Shambhu Singh Khetasar.
Notably, Though her party lost the elections, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje won the Jhalrapatan Assembly seat, defeating her Congress rival Manvendra Singh.
Singh, son of BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh, switched over from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) just a few weeks before he was fielded against the Chief Minister.
Manvendra Singh was denied ticket in the last Assembly election and so he contested as an independent and lost. The family`s relations with the BJP turned sour from then on.