Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing political tussle in Rajasthan, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday met senior party leader Rahul Gandhi, media reports said.
Pilot met Gandhi exactly a month after he and 18 other dissident party MLAs declared revolt against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Sources in the Congress told NDTV that they are on the verge of a "breakthrough" after weeks of standoff since Sachin Pilot launched his revolt against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in early July.
Meanwhile, in a meeting on Sunday Congress members of Rajasthan legislative assembly (MLAs) have demanded Sachin Pilot and the other rebel party lawmakers should not be accommodated in the party contrary to the wishes of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Rajasthan urban development and housing minister Shanti Dhariwal said in the meeting held in Jaisalmer that betrayers should not be allowed to return, which was supported unanimously by other lawmakers, a Congress leader told HT.
Further, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot told the media on Sunday that the majority of the dissident party MLAs would return as they know that the public is angry with them.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has agreed to call an assembly session on August 14 after repeated requests by Gehlot, who said a session was necessary to discuss several bills, including one on the coronavirus pandemic.
Gehlot is aiming a floor test for his besieged government to put an end to the political crisis.