Report Wire

News at Another Perspective

Congress desperately tries to maintain Sachin Pilot within the occasion: Read how

3 min read
Congress desperately tries to keep Sachin Pilot in the party: Read how

The resignation of Jitin Prasada, one among Congress’ senior leaders, has inflicted a major blow to the occasion. Recognizing that the Congress occasion, which is on the verge of disintegration, can’t afford to lose any of its final distinguished figures, Rajasthan Congress in-charge Ajay Maken has assured that each one pending grievances of former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and his camp that rebelled towards Gehlot will likely be addressed shortly. He additionally mentioned that as per the calls for put forth by the Pilot camp, the vacant cabinet seats within the state authorities will likely be filed quickly.
Ajay Maken’s remark got here in response to Pilot’s statements that the occasion’s excessive command is but to resolve the problems that led to his rise up towards chief minister Ashok Gehlot in July 2020. He additionally claimed {that a} committee appointed to handle his points final yr had did not ship on the guarantees that had been made to him when he together with 18 legislators returned to the occasion after a month-long drama.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, six lawmakers near former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot met with him in his Jaipur residence on Thursday. They then requested the Congress excessive command to fill vacant seats within the state authorities shortly. They additional demanded that the federal government should make vital political appointments as quickly as doable.
Following a two-hour assembly with Pilot, one of many legislators, Ved Prakash Solanki of the Chaksu meeting constituency, pointed to a Congress panel investigating issues with the occasion’s Punjab unit and requested why, if points raised by Punjab Congress leaders might be addressed in 10 days, ought to the considerations of the Rajasthan unit not be addressed in 10 months.
“There has been no discussion or hearings on the demands raised by us…it’s not about the discussions with us but the way issues of Punjab Congress were heard and a report is submitted in 10 days has disappointed workers here. When in Punjab things can happen in 10 days, why it cannot be done here in 10 months?” he requested.
“I am saying repeatedly that governance should be decentralised, and political appointments be done as soon as possible, be it at the block, district or state level. I also want to say that cabinet expansion should be done… if the CM does not want to consider people belonging to this side (Pilot camp)… don’t do it. At least consider his own people and Congress workers. This is not the time for yours’ or mine but of Congress workers, who worked hard to bring party government in the state. They should be given importance,” he added.
Another MLA, Mukesh Bhakar, additionally seconded Solanki stand on cabinet growth and political appointments, and mentioned: “Those who worked hard for five years should get their dues.”
He added, “Our struggle is ongoing. My leader is Pilot and I am with him always in any political situation.”
For the unversed, Congress had in August deputed a 3-member committee of senior leaders together with the AICC in-charge Ajay Maken to resolve the variations between the Gehlot and Pilot camps.
The infighting throughout the Rajasthan Congress
The rift between the 2 teams throughout the state administration grew to become clear in July final yr, when insurgent Congress chief Sachin Pilot was dismissed as Deputy Chief Minister and State Congress Chief by the Congress occasion, which accused him of plotting with the BJP to destabilise the federal government.
This was adopted by a month-long enthralling drama, with Ashok Gehlot first disclosing that the 2 weren’t on speaking phrases for the previous 1.5 years. The tussle grew to become bitter when the Rajasthan CM lashed out on the insurgent chief by calling him “nikamma and nakaara (useless)”. The present reached its climax with in the end Sachin Pilot returning to his residence turf and conceding earlier than Ashok Gehlot. Soon, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot knowledgeable {that a} 3-member committee has been constituted by the Congress occasion to resolve grievances with Sachin Pilot. He claimed that peace and brotherhood would at all times stay within the grand previous occasion.