Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka call up Sachin to strike compromise

Jaipur: Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra spoke to Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and sought to persuade him to return to Jaipur. However, it is said Pilot is sticking to his guns.

It is said that Pilot is not ready to settle merely for assurance of grievance redressal and insisting on a stature on par with Gehlot.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader PL Punia has said that the remaining MLAs who did not attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting held on Monday, will also return to the party fold.

He said, “It is very clear that BJP is trying to destabilise the government in Rajasthan. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has himself said that the BJP has crossed all the limits. 28 MLAs have given privilege motion against BJP due to their attempts. Congress’s 107 MLAs were present and the rest of them will also come so the attempt at destabilising the government won’t be successful. It has failed.”

Meanwhile, Adampur MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi on Monday urged the Congress leadership to do everything possible to persuade Sachin Pilot, saying his exit from the party will deal a severe blow to it.

 

NT Bureau