Pilot appeals to supporters in Rajasthan to maintain peace

Sachin Pilot

New Delhi: Amid delay in the announcement of a chief minister for Rajasthan, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said he has full faith in the Congress leadership and made a fervent appeal to his party workers to maintain peace and ensure discipline.

His appeal came in the wake of reports of incidents of violence in various parts of Rajasthan, allegedly by his supporters demanding his appointment as chief minister.

“I appeal to all party workers to maintain peace and discipline. I have full faith in the Congress leadership. Will welcome whatever decision party chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi will take. We all have a responsibility to maintain dignity of the party,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

He also urged the media not to publicise rumours and run only verified news. “Please help us and be our partner in stopping rumours. We will welcome any decision taken by the party high command,” he said.

Pilot and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot are said to be the top two contenders for the chief minister’s post in Rajasthan, where the party has got mandate to form the new government.