28 May 2023

Rajasthan: Can There Be Patch-Up Between Pilot, Gehlot? What Congress High Command Is Doing And Will It Succeed Before May 31?

JAIPUR: The ultimatum given by Sachin Pilot to the Gehlot government regarding three major demands is about to expire on May 31. In such a situation, it is believed that after May 31, there will be a boil in the politics of Rajasthan. Once again the eyes have turned towards Pilot in the political corridors.

Pilot can be made state chief but will Gehlot agree?

In Rajasthan, the Congress High Command is engaged in preparing a formula for reconciliation between CM Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot. Under the formula an offer has been made to make Sachin Pilot the president of the State Congress Committee again, but sources reveal that CM Gehlot worried about this offer and is not likely to accept it. 

This is because if Pilot is made the PCC chief, then he will have a lot of rights to distribute tickets in the assembly elections. In such a situation, the tickets of the MLAs of the Gehlot camp can be cut by Pilot. Therefore the meeting to be held in Delhi on May 26 was postponed. The high command will fix a new date for the meeting taking both Gehlot and Pilot into confidence.

On the one hand, there is turmoil in the Congress high command regarding Sachin Pilot's ultimatum of 31 May. The high command is trying its best to end the political tussel between Gehlot and Pilot. 

According to sources, if Sachin Pilot is made the President of the State Congress Committee then present PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra will be offered a minister berth again, so that Jat and Kisan voters are not angry over Dotasara's removal. 

Assembly Speaker Dr. CP Joshi can be offered the post of Deputy Chief Minister. Two deputy chief ministers and two working presidents can also be made in the PCC. They will balance different caste equations in elections. There will be a reshuffle in the state cabinet.

Party would soon resolve this issues: Randhawa

AICC in-charge of Rajasthan Sukjinder Singh Randhawa said that the party would soon resolve the issues between Gehlot and Pilot.

Most of the three demands of the Pilot will be addressed by forming committees and making proposals. Which will be only for show off, so that the messgae goes that Pilot has not been ignored. The real fight is of power. The Congress high command and all the leaders also understand this very well. The three demands that have been made are an excuse to create pressure, but this formula of the Congress High Command has not been confirmed.

Party can ask Pilot to cooperate with Gehlot

High Command is also likely to put some conditions before Sachin Pilot. He will be asked to fully completely stop making statements against CM Gehlot and accept his leadership in the government as CM. He will have to take the schemes and achievements of the Congress government among the public. 

The ambitious schemes implemented by CM Ashok Gehlot have been implemented only on the instructions of Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and the Congress High Command. Among them are Dearness Relief Camps, Old Pension Scheme (OPS), Social Security, Right to Health, Food Security.

According to sources, Gehlot is in no mood to announce a probe against Vasundhara Raje, saying such a move would not be feasible given the short time span left for the assembly polls and that such a probe report would take longer.

Kharge believes in Gehlot but doesn't want to lose out on Pilot as well

An AICC functionary said Kharge believes in Gehlot but doesn't want to lose out on Pilot as well. Hence, the efforts for a patch-up. Rajasthan, which will have assembly polls later this year, is a high-stakes political battle for the Congress, which is banking on the social welfare schemes implemented by the Gehlot government to retain power.

“The people are liking the various social welfare schemes of the state government, especially LPG cylinder at Rs 500, free power up to 100 units, and women's allowances. The Congress has a strong chance of coming to power again. However, the unity factor would also be key and will certainly enhance the party's poll prospects," said Randhawa.

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