Pilot loyalists want resolution of issues in Raj
Jaipur, June 10: Amid reports of discontentment of former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, the MLAs of his camp have expressed displeasure over the delay in resolving the issues raised by their leader.
Around half-a-dozen MLAs close to Pilot met him at his Civil Lines residence here on Thursday. Former minister Vishvendra Singh held a one-on-one meeting with the former Union minister earlier in the day. Later, Ved Prakash Solanki, Mukhesh Bhakar and Ramniwas Gawria met Pilot.
Rakesh Pareek also reached his residence. Solanki, Bhakar and Gawria raised questions on the delay in the cabinet expansion and political appointments by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. They said they will fight within the Congress party and firmly stand with Pilot. “All of us are raising our voice for the strength of the party. Those who question our allegiance to the Congress are not well-wishers of the party,” Solanki, the MLA from Chaksu (Jaipur), told reporters after meeting Pilot.
He said the Congress high-command should listen to Pilot and resolve the issues raised by him. “(Congress leader) Navjot Singh Sidhu was heard in Punjab within 10 days, but even after 10 months in Rajasthan, the issues raised by Pilot have not been resolved.
When Sidhu can be heard in Punjab in 10 days, why not Pilot?” Solanki asked. “There has been no discussion or hearings on the demands raised by us,” he said. “I have been saying this repeatedly that governance should be decentralised, and political appointments should be done as soon as possible,” Solanki said.
He said if the chief minister does not want to consider those in the Pilot camp, then he should give political appointments to the people on his side.
“But at least, the political appointments should be done. Party workers are disappointed and they should be heard,” Solanki said, while asserting that the cabinet expansion should also be carried out. (PTI)