New Delhi : Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday amid talks of a cabinet reshuffle in the state. The meeting comes a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met the party chief.
After meeting the Congress president, Pilot said they held detailed discussions on the government and organisation in Rajasthan. Pilot also denied any rift in the party and said, “We are all people of Congress, it is not the time to do ‘us and them’.”
“I made my points about the situation in the state. We had discussions in a good atmosphere. I am happy the Congress president is interested in Rajasthan,” Pilot said.
The committee that Sonia ji made a year ago, the work of that committee is over. Ajay Maken ji and Venugopal ji are taking reports. I think the party high command would make a decision very soon,” the former Union minister Pilot added.
“The pandemic came so things were delayed, there is a need for change in the government and organisation, AICC and chief minister would take a call. There are less than two years left for the elections. Rajasthan is a state where results swing, BJP and Congress come to power alternatively. We should prepare for polls, and break this trend. It is compulsory to come back in power in Rajasthan,” he said.
Pilot said the party workers who have worked hard during the BJP tenure should be given respect and be taken along to win the polls in Rajasthan again.
“Only Congress can challenge the BJP, so we should all support the party, BJP will pay for its actions,” Pilot added.
He said he would be happy to do whatever the party decided.
There has been a power tussle between Gehlot and Pilot in Rajasthan, and both sides have their loyalists who they want to be appointed on different posts.
Amid friction between the two camps, Maken had held extensive discussions with all Congress MLAs in the state in July this year.