Call it a coincidence or matrix of Magician Ashok Gehlot. The Congress has given two tickets to the kin of two members of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) – the state government's recruitment agency which has been in news for paper leaks.
The Congress has given ticket to former chief secretary Niranjan Arya from Sojat. His wife Sangeeta Arya is an RPSC member.
The party has given ticket to Shahjad Khan from Soorsagar. His father Prof Aiyub Khan is an RPSC member.
An expert mathematics has a great calculation with Gehlot. Last time, Aiyub Khan had lost the elections from Soorsagar. There was opposition to his name this time. It is said that Gehlot made him RPSC member and his son a Congress candidate.
Prof. Aiyub Khan
Like Aiyub Khan, Sangeeta Arya is also a losing poll candidate. In 2013, Gehlot had given Sangeeta Arya ticket from Sojat and she had lost it but gained a seat in RPSC.
“RPSC has become a happy hunting ground for those who fail in politics but remain favourites of power that be. May be the reputation of RPSC I has something to do with it,” Rakesh Sharma, a retired government official.