Rajasthan politics: Sachin Pilot likely to meet CM Ashok Gehlot today
After making his return to the Congress, former deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot could meet CM Ashok Gehlot.
Jaipur: Three days after resolving his issues with the Congress and returning to the party fold, former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot will meet chief minister Ashok Gehlot today (August 13).
Sources say that the Congress MLAs are likely to meet today either at Vidhan Sabha or at the chief minister’s residence. The MLAs from both the factions are likely to be present. After a bitter exchange of words in the past one month, it would be interesting to see how Pilot and Gehlot react when they meet.
The MLAs from the Gehlot faction returned to Jaipur from Jaisalmer on Wednesday (August 12). They have again been asked to stay at Jaipur’s Fairmont Hotel where they had stayed till July 31. MLAs from the Pilot faction have returned to their homes.
Reacting to the entire series of events, Gehlot said, “Forget and forgive, let us move on. This is for the benefit of the people of the state and democracy.”
The Assembly session in Rajasthan will start tomorrow.
Updates on political developments in Rajasthan.
1. Congress general secretary KC Venugopal reached Fairmont Hotel this morning (August 13). He will be present in the MLAs’ meeting. The state in-charge, Avinash Pandey along with senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and Ajay Maken will also be present in the meeting.
2. To formalise the strategy for the Assembly session which begins on Friday, the BJP has called for a meeting of its MLAs at its headquarters. The state in-charge Satish Punia has said that issues concerning people will be raised in the meeting.
3. Gehlot in his tweet late last night hoped that the issue of the financial crisis in the state and COVID-19 crisis will be discussed during the Assembly session.