Wednesday was a busy day in the politics of Rajasthan. On one hand, Priyanka Gandhi’s meeting with Ashok Gehlot lasted for about three hours at Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi, while in Rajasthan, many speculations continued. Regarding this meeting, it is believed that Priyanka Gandhi has discussed to reach a formula to cultivate the camps of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had a long meeting with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal and Ajay Maken. In this meeting, discussions were held regarding cabinet expansion, political appointments and the political situation in the state.
Sources said that after the meeting which lasted for nearly three hours at 12 Tughlaq Lane, the residence of Rahul Gandhi, now the final decision regarding cabinet expansion and political appointments in Rajasthan is expected soon. A few hours before Gehlot’s meeting with senior Congress leaders, his rival former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot had a meeting with Venugopal. After this meeting, Pilot bluntly said that the workers who form the Congress government should get participation and this work should be done soon.
Leaders come by giving speeches, only workers fight at booths: Pilot
He said, ‘All of us leaders come by giving speeches. But those people stand at the booth and fight for them by raising the Congress flag, I had talked about the fight and struggle to give due respect to those people in the beginning. I stand by it even today, whether it is political appointments or participation. The former Deputy Chief Minister said, ‘Those who have done the work of defeating the BJP government with dedication. So many workers should feel that they have their participation in the government and to ensure that the state president also says the same thing and I also say and I think it should be done very soon because elections in Rajasthan are only in 22-23 months. have stayed away. This matter was discussed and I think very soon good decisions will be taken. The pilot insisted, ‘I think now is the time to go ahead and work on it.’
Maken said – there has been talk on how to win in 2023
After the meeting between senior Congress leaders and Chief Minister Gehlot, Congress’s Rajasthan in-charge Ajay Maken said, “We discussed the political situation in Rajasthan in detail. Not only the cabinet, there was also a discussion about how we will come back after winning in 2023. On the other hand, on political appointments in Rajasthan, Pilot said that ‘I am repeating again that it has been almost three years now. Those who are Congress workers, who sacrificed everything for Congress, who have played a very important role in forming the government. They should feel that they have participation in the government.