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June 24, 2021

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Sachin Pilot in Delhi, Cong says ‘hopes’ might be addressed

HOURS AFTER he dismissed claims that the BJP has reached out to him, Sachin Pilot reached Delhi the place the Congress excessive command is working to “amicably” settle variations in its Rajasthan unit amid rising unease within the former Deputy CM’s camp over the delay in Cupboard enlargement and different appointments.
Sources mentioned an “sad” Pilot reached Delhi Friday evening and is prone to meet the social gathering’s central leaders over the weekend. A senior chief is in contact with Pilot, and AICC basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is once more enjoying a job in making certain that the scenario doesn’t escalate, sources mentioned.
Earlier, responding to a query in Jaipur from reporters on a declare by UP BJP chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi that he might be part of her social gathering quickly, Pilot mentioned: “Maine bhi suna hai. Rita Bahuguna Joshi ne jo kaha ki Sachin se baat kari hai, ho sakta hai unhone Sachin Tendulkar se baat kari ho. Mere se baat karne ki himmat nahin hai (I’ve additionally heard this. Rita Bahuguna Joshi has mentioned that she has spoken with Sachin, it’s doable that she has spoken with Sachin Tendulkar. (She) doesn’t have the braveness to talk with me).”
Talking to The Indian Specific, AICC basic secretary in command of Rajasthan Ajay Maken mentioned: “We are going to settle all the problems amicably. The hopes and aspirations of all of the folks might be addressed and brought care of.”
Sources within the social gathering, nonetheless, mentioned it’s simpler mentioned than achieved. On the coronary heart of the tussle is filling of vacant slots in CM Ashok Gehlot’s Cupboard. A senior excessive command chief mentioned there are “pressures and counter pressures” and the enlargement is popping out to be a tightrope stroll. One other central chief claimed that the Pilot camp is demanding seven of the 9 berths, which is “not simply troublesome however unattainable”.
“There are 9 vacancies, and Sachin needs seven berths for MLAs loyal to him. How can we inform the Chief Minister, who has an amazing majority within the legislature social gathering, to be content material with solely two? Then there are 12 independents and MLAs who’ve come from the BSP. The state authorities’s stability might be at stake if we ignore them,” the chief mentioned.
Congress’s central leaders mentioned the “precedence” is to make sure that the state authorities lasts its full time period, signalling that the Pilot camp might not get what it needs. “We need to accommodate Sachin and we now have accommodated his folks. One-fourth of the reconstituted PCC government has leaders near him. Three out of the eight basic secretaries are his males,” a pacesetter mentioned.
Pilot’s go to to Delhi comes two days after UP Congres chief Jiten Prasada joined the BJP forward of the essential Meeting elections in UP subsequent yr, marking one more setback to the Congress, which has seen a gentle erosion of leaders since 2014.
Earlier Friday, Pilot participated in a Congress protest in Jaipur in opposition to the Centre over rising gasoline costs. He additionally went to Dausa to pay tributes to his father and former Union minister Rajesh Pilot on the latter’s dying anniversary.
Ever for the reason that defection of senior Congress leaders, corresponding to Jyotiraditya Scindia, to the BJP, hypothesis has been rife about the way forward for Pilot — particularly since he had a public spat with Gehlot final yr and camped in Haryana and Delhi for over a month with the 18 MLAs. He was later eliminated as deputy chief minister and state social gathering chief.
 
 

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