Rahul Gandhi mentioned in his rallies that he wouldn't be allowing parachute candidates, but didn't keep up to the promise. Owing to the expulsion of more than two dozen rebels which also included ex-ministers, the party was bound to entertain new candidates.
The first list of Congress party in Rajasthan had Gehlot's loyalists, which was followed by infighting in the party. However, what causes the confusion is that Gehlot has already been expelled from the state politics. Another instance which reaffirms the belief that Congress is interested in making Pilot their Chief Minister face is that he held the focal position during the announcement of the party's manifesto.