The caste- region factor is likely to play out in the Cabinet formation by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The dilemma is likely to be in accommodating veteran leaders along with MLAs who are close to Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot, his deputy.
Gehlot is known to go for caste balance, be it at the CMO (chief minister’s office) or the Cabinet he heads. In the latest team of joint secretaries deployed in the CMO, he hardly left any dominant caste from the representation.
Now comes the formation of the Cabinet which would be a balance of caste and regions. Representatives of Jat, Rajput, Brahmin, Vaishya, Muslim, ST and SC communities shall be inducted in the Cabinet which is expected to be the size of 15-20 ministers.