Rajasthan Politics: In the year 2020, Sachin Pilot rebelled along with 19 MLAs. However, this rebellion was brought under control by the Congress in time.
Rajasthan Assembly Polls: The ongoing discord between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan now seems to be getting resolved to some extent. It is being said that after the mediation of the Congress high command, Sachin Pilot’s attitude has softened, which can be considered a good sign for the Congress, because the assembly elections are going to be held in Rajasthan this year and the dispute between the two leaders The party has heaved a sigh of relief after the settlement.
Congress stalwart Sachin Pilot told news agency PTI on Saturday that he is ready to “forgive and forget” his tussle with Ashok Gehlot and will move forward together to contest the Rajasthan Assembly polls.
Sachin Pilot said that Congress chief Kharge told him that the past will not come back, he should move on. The pilot said that his words and instructions were tantamount to advice. Collective leadership is the only option to move forward in Rajasthan elections. No one can claim to have won the election. This can be possible with the effort of team spirit.
Youth leaders should be given a chance: Sachin Pilot
Sachin Pilot advocated making winnability the sole criterion for selecting candidates for the Rajasthan elections and called for giving a chance to young leaders. Pilot said that when I was the Rajasthan Congress chief, I tried to take everyone along, now Ashok Gehlot as Chief Minister is trying to take everyone along.
Let me tell you, on Thursday, party president Mallikarjun Kharge and former president Rahul Gandhi had a meeting with Sachin Pilot in Delhi. Ashok Gehlot could not come to Delhi due to a leg injury, but he took part in the meeting virtually. If media reports are to be believed, after this meeting, Ashok Gehlot was asked to act on Sachin Pilot’s three demands, including the demand for an inquiry into the alleged corruption case against the Vasundhara Raje government.
After the formation of the government in 2018, the ongoing dispute between the two leaders
Let me tell you, since the formation of the Congress government in Rajasthan in the year 2018, the tussle that has started between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot has been in front of everyone for a long time. Sachin Pilot criticizes the Ashok Gehlot government from public forums, while Ashok Gehlot has also used words like ‘Nakara, Nikamma and Gaddar’ for Sachin Pilot.
Assembly elections are due in Rajasthan later this year. Party leaders and strategists believe that if the Congress wants to give a tough fight to the BJP here, it will have to end the infighting within the party before the elections.
A meeting of the leaders of Rajasthan with the Congress high command was held on Thursday regarding this. Sachin Pilot had reached this meeting with 28 leaders of Rajasthan. The strategy for the state assembly elections was discussed in the meeting. Congress general secretary KC Venugopal held a press conference after the meeting.
KC Venugopal told that the Congress will contest the elections unitedly in Rajasthan. He said that in Rajasthan the party would go door-to-door to take the welfare schemes of the state government to the people.
What is the big challenge for Congress in Rajasthan
In the year 2020, Sachin Pilot rebelled along with 19 MLAs. However, this rebellion was brought under control by the Congress in time. During Sachin Pilot’s rebellion, 22 MLAs had reached Manesar with him. However, three MLAs had returned. During that time 19 MLAs were in support of Pilot. During this, there were 80 MLAs in favor of Ashok Gehlot to save the government, who stayed in the hotel for 34 days. On the other hand, the elections to be held in Rajasthan will not be as easy for the Congress as in Chhattisgarh, because here the party will have to completely resolve the internal discord before the political rival.