After Jitin Prasada’s exit, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot may reached to Delhi on Friday after MLAs of his camp have expressed displeasure over the delay in resolving the issues raised by their leader in Rajasthan.
The rumblings in Rajasthan continue to hamper the Congress party and its prospects in the state partially after Sachin Pilot made it clear that the panel that was formed to clear the differences between Pilot camp and Gehlot camp has failed to do it. It was a year ago when Rajasthan Cheif Minister Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot fight reached its pinnacle and that fight still simmers.
Talking to the reporters political analyst Shehzad Poonawalla said after Jitin Prasada’s exit, Sachin Pilot camp is feeling this an opportune time to make its voice heard.
Currently, Pilot is in Dausa to mark his father’s death anniversary and has asked his supporters to not visit him there. He had also said he will be in Jaipur at 11am to protest against rising fuel prices.
Around half-a-dozen MLAs close to Pilot met him at his Civil Lines residence in Jaipur on Thursday.
Former minister Vishvendra Singh held a one-on-one meeting with the former Union minister earlier in the day. Later, Ved Prakash Solanki, Mukhesh Bhakar and Ramniwas Gawria met Pilot.
In the meeting, Solanki, Bhakar and Gawria raised questions on the delay in the cabinet expansion and political appointments by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
After meeting with Pilot, Ved Prakash Solanki, the MLA from Chaksu (Jaipur) told the reporters that we all are raising voice to strengthen the Congress party. Those who question the loyalty of Pilot camp MLAs to the Congress are not the well-wishers of the Congress party. He said the Congress high-command should listen to Pilot and resolve the issues raised by him.
Referring to the Punjab Congress issues, Solanki said Navjot Singh Sidhu was heard in Punjab within 10 days while the issues raised by Pilot in Rajasthan have not been resolved even after 10 months. He said there has been no discussion or hearings on the demands raised by the Pilot camp MLAs. He asked the Congress high command If Sidhu can be heard in Punjab in 10 days, why not Pilot in Rajasthan?
Another party MLA Mukhesh Bhakar said those who worked hard for five years to bring the Congress to power in the state should get their dues. He said Pilot is not asking anything for himself but for those workers and leaders who struggled for five years. He said Pilot struggled for the party and he should be heard.