Rajasthan Storm to End? Congress Set for All-important Meeting Next Week to Find Solution to Gehlot-Pilot Feud

A proposal is doing the rounds to make Sachin Pilot the Rajasthan Congress chief however sources mentioned CM Ashok Gehlot shouldn’t be too keen about this. (Picture: PTI/File)

Only some days forward of the assembly and in an indication that each one shouldn’t be nicely, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s official adviser requested why Sachin Pilot had not vacated official residence regardless that he was not deputy CM

The all-important Rajasthan assembly is ready to happen subsequent week and the Congress excessive command is hoping to seek out closure. However a photograph op with chief minister Ashok Gehlot and occasion chief Sachin Pilot smiling and making up as an indication that each one is nicely, could also be powerful to return by.

Only some days earlier than the assembly and in an indication that issues could also be rocky between the 2 leaders, the chief minister’s official adviser Sanyam Lodha requested as to why Sachin Pilot had not vacated the official residence regardless that he was not deputy chief minister. Requested to vacate his official home, senior chief Rahul Gandhi turned the most recent flashpoint between the Narendra Modi-led authorities and the Congress. So, is that this demand, presumably on behalf of Gehlot, additionally going to be a contentious level between Pilot and the CM?

Gehlot has made it clear that he doesn’t belief Pilot as his public stand – like holding the ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’ – would solely embolden the BJP. In reality, the CM not too long ago mentioned it was “craziness” on Pilot’s half to demand an investigation into the examination rip-off allegedly involving former CM Vasundhara Raje Scindia.

Pilot has refused to be restrained anymore and accused Gehlot of contemplating Scindia his chief somewhat than Sonia Gandhi. He has additionally accused the CM of repeatedly humiliating him and calling him names.

Even if state incharge Sukhvinder Randhawa had requested for disciplinary motion in opposition to Pilot for holding an unofficial yatra, the Congress is cautious of doing so. Kamalnath, for instance, has made it clear that such a step will boomerang, particularly since Pilot is from the Gujjar group that holds a sizeable variety of seats not simply in Rajasthan but in addition Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

It’s this that has pressured the occasion to carry a gathering subsequent week to discover a resolution. There are various proposals doing the rounds. For instance, Pilot could be made the state Congress chief. Sources mentioned Gehlot shouldn’t be as keen about this as throughout election time, the one who turns into the state unit chief may also have energy over ticket distribution and, therefore, energy over the occasion.

Pilot has his coronary heart set on changing into CM. It’s this {that a} occasion desires to regulate however by wanting on the disagreement and the newest controversy over his residence, the storm is way from having blown over.

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