Congress Calls Crucial Meet In Delhi Tomorrow Amid Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot Tussle

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, in-charge of Rajasthan Congress in AICC, has called an important meeting in Delhi on Friday, in which there is a new challenge from Sachin Pilot to the top leaders of the party. News agency PTI quoted sources as saying that the meeting called by Randhawa would be attended by Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasara, co-in-charge Qazi Muhammad Nizamuddin, Amrita Dhawan and Virender Rathore. This meeting is to be held in the midst of the latest crisis in Rajasthan Congress regarding Chief Minister Ashok. Gehlot’s recent statement that his predecessor Vasundhara Raje Helped save his government in 2020.

Dotasara confirmed the meeting and said it would be held to strengthen the Congress in the election year and discuss all issues related to Rajasthan. The meeting is expected to discuss the challenge posed by Pilot’s “Jan Sangharsh Yatra”. Pilot took out a 125-km walk from Ajmer to Jaipur on Thursday to raise issues of corruption and paper leak in government recruitment examinations.

He said that his march is not against anyone but about the issues. Pilot also reiterated that he has been writing letters to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for one and a half years for action on corruption, but no action has been taken.

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The five-day yatra, months ahead of assembly elections, adds to the pressure on the party leadership.
A month ago, the former deputy chief minister had defied the party’s warning to observe a day-long fast, targeting Gehlot over ‘inaction’ over alleged corruption when the BJP was earlier in power.

Pilot and Gehlot are engaged in a bitter fight for power in the state Congress unit and the government.
Ved Prakash Solanki, one of the MLAs of the Pilot camp, has written to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and former President Rahul Gandhi, saying that Randhawa has failed to coordinate in the state unit of the party.

With Rajasthan going to polls later this year, the latest spat between Gehlot and Pilot could be a cause of concern for the Congress.