Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday slammed the BJP over the old pension scheme saying that the ruling party’s silence on the issue indicates that they are not in favour of the scheme.
While speculation is rife about his future as the Rajasthan Chief minister, that seems to have had little effect on Ashok Gehlot as he hinted that the state budget for 2023-24 could be proposed before time – in the month of January.
While the fate of Chief minister Ashok Gehlot is yet to be finalised, the brief break gave an indication that he might not pay the price for not being able to impress upon his supporters to toe the party line.
Hours after Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot met Sonia Gandhi, his former deputy Sachin Pilot also met the Congress interim chief late on Thursday evening.
As showcause notices were shot off to the Congress leaders in Rajasthan following a rebellious move by MLAs supporting CM Ashok Gehlot, they are figuring out how to respond to them even as they reaffirm their support for the party's high command while taking a mellowed stance.
BJP leaders have said that the internal crisis in the ruling Congress is impacting the development in Rajasthan.
Amid the ongoing political crisis, urban development and housing minister Shanti Dhariwal on Monday accused senior party leader and state in-charge Ajay Maken of conspiring to remove Ashok Gehlot as the Chief minister of Rajasthan.
The ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan has threatened to derail the Congress's dream of revival, and may have broader implications at the national level, as Ashok Gehlot supporters were adamant in their choice of candidate for Rajasthan Chief minister.
The supporters of CM Ashok Gehlot are not ready to budge on the choice of the chief minister, should Gehlot become the president of the Congress party.
With the Rajasthan Congress Legislature Party meeting today in Jaipur, there are chances that the party might decide on Ashok Gehlot’s successor on Sunday itself.