Sachin Pilot back in Jaipur afte truce, but CM not happy

Jaipur: Rebel Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who had met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi on Monday, said he had not demanded any post from the party.

Pilot, who returned to Jaipur on Tuesday, told reporters that he did not make any statement against the party and had gone to Delhi to discuss the issues with the Congress high command.

A three-member committee has been constituted to look into the concerns raised by Pilot. It is reliably learnt that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal are the members of the panel.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had assured Pilot that a committee would be constituted to address the grievances raised by him in Rajasthan. The long-stretched political drama in the desert state came to an end on Monday night after Pilot and his MLAs met Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi and other leaders of the party in Delhi.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has made it clear that it is far from over. Ashok Gehlot, who met with Congress MLAs staying at a hotel in Jaisalmer, said they were upset after the truce and it was natural.

“It is natural for the MLAs to be upset. The manner in which this episode occurred and the way in which they stayed for a month, it was natural. I’ve explained to them that sometimes we need to be tolerant if we have to serve the nation, state, people and save the democracy,” he told the media.

 

NT Bureau