Sachin Pilot reached Delhi to resolve his differences in the Rajasthan unit with Congress high command leaders. The Congress party is witnessing internal political differences in the party. Many prominent leaders have switched to other parties favorably, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Amid growing concern of Sachin Pilot over the postponement in Cabinet expansion and other appointments, his decision to meet the high command leaders is attracting claims that he might also switch his party if his demands don’t get resolved. Rita Bahuguna, BJP leader also claimed that Pilot will soon join BJP. However, Pilot has shown his dedication towards his Congress party and brushed the claims of any such happening.
Last year, the dissent between the former deputy Chief Minister and the incumbent Chief Minister escalated. The political crisis destabilized the Ashok Gehlot-led state government. The major tussle between the two is over who will hold the post of Chief Minister after the next assembly elections. The high command leaders denied the post to Pilot in 2018.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) functionaries panel ensured to put an end to the growing differences. A senior leader is in contact with Pilot, and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is again playing a key role in ensuring that the situation does not escalate further.
A central leader claimed that Pilot is demanding seven of the nine vacancies for his supporters in the cabinet, which is “not just difficult but impossible”.Congress’s central leaders said the prime concern is to ensure that the state government completes its full term, indicating that the Pilot camp may not get what it wants.
Recently Jitin Prasada quit the Congress and joined the Bhartiya Janta Party, Pilot’s visit reaffirms his cause to get adequate attention from the high command. Ahead of assembly elections in the state of Punjab next year, the political drama between Amrinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu intensified and the AICC panel said to adjust Sidhu suitably.