The Gehlot-Pilot “peace deal” was handed over to high command after 4 hours of negotiations
Gehlot declares that there is no custom in Congress of appeasing anyone with a post amid talk of Pilot being named state chief.
Ashok Gehlot & Sachin Pilot had “unitedly and unanimously” agreed to a “proposal”
Despite claiming that Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, and Sachin Pilot, his archenemy, had “unitedly and unanimously” agreed to a “proposal” on Monday after months of squabbling and heated arguments, the Congress high command was unable to present a peace plan.
Gehlot and Pilot agreed “to go together”
Both Gehlot and Pilot agreed “to go together” and support one another in the upcoming Assembly elections, according to AICC general secretary in charge of the organization Mallikarjun Kharge and senior party figure Rahul Gandhi after lengthy meetings with each of them individually and jointly.
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They reached the agreement: Sources
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, the AICC representative for Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi, Kharge, and Venugopal, initially met with Gehlot. The conversation lasted almost two hours. Two hours later, at around 8 o’clock, Pilot arrived at Kharge’s home at 10, Rajaji Marg, and the talk continued for an additional two hours. Although they claimed there was an agreement, the leaders did not reveal much when they spoke to the media shortly after 10 p.m.
“Rahul Gandhi and Congress President (Kharge) spoke in-depth with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot for four hours about the impending Rajasthan Assembly election. We’ve decided in this conversation to fight this election together. They both concur that the Congress party must work together if we are to win the Rajasthan elections. Rajasthan will undoubtedly be a strong state for the Congress party. Our team will triumph. As a result, both leaders accepted the offer unanimously…,” Venugopal said.
Gehlot in a press confrence
In a press conference, Gehlot claimed that the party does not have a custom of rewarding leaders with positions to appease them.
“This is something I’ve never heard of before…In Congress, there is no custom where a leader requests a position and the party’s high command offers to grant it. We have never heard of such a formula,” he responded after asking about rumors regarding appeasing Pilot.
Earlier, Polit issued the Gehlot government a 15-day deadline
The meeting comes days after Pilot embarked on a five-day yatra from Ajmer to Jaipur in support of his demands for a high-level investigation into allegations of corruption against the Raje government, the dissolution and reconstitution of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission with the backing of a new law, and compensation for “lakhs of students” who have suffered financially as a result of question paper leaks. Actuality, he had issued the Gehlot government a 15-day deadline to comply with his demands.