Home Politics Political Fresh News Amid reconciliation talks, Cong leaders hint at Rahul-Pilot meet

Amid reconciliation talks, Cong leaders hint at Rahul-Pilot meet

Political circles in Rajasthan were on Monday agog with talks of a likely resolution to the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot. Congress sources claimed that the Pilot camp lawmakers will meet Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal during the day and even meet with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi thereafter.

The Congress sources said that veteran party leader Ahmed Patel had pitched in to resolve the issue that had threatened the survival of the Ashok Gehlot government after the Pilot camp raised a banner of revolt over the state leadership.

The Congress had sacked Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and the Rajasthan Congress President. So far, Gehlot has stayed put in the CM chair amid claims and counter-claims on attempts to poach MLAs.

On Sunday night, a Congress Legislature Party meeting was held in a Jaisalmer hotel, where MLAs from the Gehlot camp are lodged. In this meeting, they held mixed views on taking back the rebels into the party fold.

While a few MLAs suggested that the rebel camp leader should be taken back in view of the “wafer-thin margin” of the Gehlot government over the opposition in the Assembly, others were not ready to budge and were not in favor of taking back the Pilot followers.

Meanwhile, the Gehlot camp in Jaisalmer is keeping a wary eye on any development in Delhi vis-a-vis the proposed meeting.

A senior Congress worker confirmed to IANS that a few Ministers from Rajasthan had hinted to the meeting and that the views of party MLAs were sought ahead of the scheduled meeting on reinducting Pilot and his loyalist MLAs.

Most Popular

ShareChat adds $14 mn to its ESOP pool

Homegrown social media platform ShareChat on Wednesday announced an additional $14 million ESOP pool to reward its employees. In a statement, the company said that...

Two-year extension of GST compensation cess levy likely to cover shortfall in tax collection

The GST Council is likely to approve a two-year extension of the compensation cess levy on goods and services to allow the Centre to...

Tesla plans cheaper $25,000 electric car within 3 years: Musk

Elon Musk has said that Tesla plans to produce an electric car with a price tag of $25,000 within the next three years. The aim,...

IPL rules: A ban plays havoc with player’s career, says Neeraj Kumar

Any player, player support personnel, or match official will be banned for up to three IPL matches and will be fined Rs 5 lakh...
FMIM Ad