The Congress on Monday claimed a dramatic “breakthrough” in resolving the Rajasthan crisis. Rebel Congress leader and former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, “expressed his grievances” and he and the Gandhis had a “frank and conclusive discussion”, senior leader KC Venugopal said.
Sources said terms for “homecoming” of Mr Pilot were also discussed in his meeting with the Gandhis. A three-member panel, comprising Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal, has been set up to address his concerns.
Last night, after day-long deliberations to chart out a path for reconciliation with the party, Sachin Pilot told reporters that his rebellion was meant to flag “ideological issues”. Sachin Pilot had a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to work a way out of the impasse days ahead of the Assembly session in the state which is scheduled to begin on August 14.
Here are the updates on the Rajasthan crisis:
I thank Smt Sonia Ji, @RahulGandhi Ji, @priyankagandhi Ji & @INCIndia leaders for noting & addressing our grievances.I stand firm in my belief & will continue working for a better India, to deliver on promises made to the people of Rajasthan & protect democratic values we cherish pic.twitter.com/kzS4Qi1rnm
– Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) August 10, 2020
Sachin Pilot’s agreement with the Congress to end hostilities after weeks of acrimony with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot that pushed the state government on the verge of collapse, is a “direct slap” on the BJP’s “anti-democratic” face, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal said on Monday. He said the belligerent rivals were happy with the arrangement, which entails formation of a three-member committee to look into the demands of the rebel MLAs.
Congress’s Abhishek Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor on Monday evening put out messages of support for rebel leader Sachin Pilot, shortly after it emerged he had met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to call a truce to a revolt that brought the Rajasthan government to the brink of collapse. Read Here
Congress’s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal — who are on the promised three-member panel to look into the complaint of rebel leader Sachin Pilot — met Team Pilot this evening. The rebel MLAs have been asked to submit their apology for their actions with the Congress President, after which the disqualification proceedings against them will be withdrawn, sources said.
Congress rebel Sachin Pilot, after daylong deliberations to chart out a path for reconciliation with the party, told reporters on Monday evening that his rebellion was meant to flag “ideological issues”. He also thanked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for “taking the time to hear us out”. Read Here