Mr. Surjewala said that Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not met with Mr. Pilot who arrived in Delhi on Saturday, but they have been in regular touch with him.
Jaipur| After a meeting in Jaipur this morning, it became very evident that Sachin Pilot’s claim of the Rajasthan government being reduced to a minority didn’t hold much strength, as Ashok Gehlot, was able to gather enough legislators in the meeting from their party to prove that Mr. Pilot has just 10 MLAs siding with him in his revolt against Mr. Gehlot. Mr. Pilot did not attend the Congress MLAs meeting.
Supported by independents, the Congress government in Rajasthan is not short of numbers for the majority and is safe currently. But the situation could change if BJP tries to engage with Mr. Pilot to persuade more legislators to exit the Congress.
Congress did not crow much even after Mr. Gehlot scoring a big advantage this morning. Randeep Singh Surjewala, who led the press conference, made repeated comments over fixing the issues with Mr. Pilot. “Talk to us,” Mr. Surjewala, deputed to Jaipur from Delhi to handle the crisis, appealed to the Rajasthan deputy CM.
Mr. Surjewala said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not met with Mr. Pilot who arrived in Delhi on Saturday, but they have been in regular touch with him, hoping that differences will be resolved “at a party forum.”
Earlier, Mr. Pilot had told NDVT in the morning that he “is not going to join the BJP”.
Some reports also said that he is in touch with the BJP and will meet BJP Chief JP Nadda before joining the party. On Sunday, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia who jumped the ship earlier this year tweeted in support of Sachin Pilot. However, Pilot has refuted the rumours. Reportedly, he clarified that he is not joining BJP. Sources close to the development say that he may float a new party with the Rebel MLAs.