There are signs of a thaw in the Rajasthan Congress turmoil over former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. According to reports, the Pilot camp has been offered three ministerial posts along with promise of “proper representation” in the corporation and boards.
According to sources, there are nine vacant posts in the Ashok Gehlot ministry and a formula is being worked out to ensure fairness in the entire process. “Apart from Pilot, we have to see to requests by 18 independents and the BSP leader who joined Congress. The party has to also take into considerations the expectations of those MLAs who all have won elections six to seven times in Rajasthan assembly,” the source added.
Gehlot has resisted a rejig of his team that Congress leadership had promised in Delhi to his former deputy-turned-rival Sachin Pilot. Based on the promise that his camp would get better representation in the government and party unit in Rajasthan, Pilot placated by the Gandhis in 2019.
The former deputy CM camped in Haryana and Delhi for over a month with 18 MLAs as he had a public spat with Rajasthan chief minister. Pilot was later removed from the key post and also as the state party chief. There was speculation that he would switch over to BJP but the matter was finally settled within the Congress.
With inputs from News18