Pilot questions 'inordinate delay' in action against Gehlot loyalists for CLP

Sachin Pilot said – on Rajasthan quick decision should be taken: questions raised on delay in action on leaders who did not attend the Legislature Party meeting

Feb 16, 2023 - 09:22
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Pilot questions 'inordinate delay' in action against Gehlot loyalists for CLP
Pilot questions 'inordinate delay' in action against Gehlot loyalists for CLP

Assembly elections are to be held in Rajasthan at the end of this year, but before that the tussle between CM Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot has once again intensified. Pilot has demanded action against the leaders of Gehlot's camp who did not attend the Legislature Party meeting last year. Pilot said on Wednesday that last year the party legislature party meeting in Jaipur was not allowed to take place.

There is an 'extreme delay' in taking action against the leaders responsible for this. If the tradition of changing the government every five years in Rajasthan has to be changed, then the matters related to Congress in Rajasthan will have to be decided soon. He said that whether the person is big or small, the rules of the party are the same for all.

In an interview with the news agency PTI, Pilot cited the show cause notice given four months ago to three leaders considered close to CM Ashok Gehlot. He said only the Congress Disciplinary Action Committee, AK Antony, party president Mallikarjun Kharge and the Congress leadership can give the correct answer as to why the matter has been delayed.
Sachin said that the meeting of the Legislature Party was called by the CM on 25 September. This meeting could not take place. The instructions of the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi were not followed. Whatever happened in the meeting was a separate issue, but the meeting itself was not allowed to happen. Those responsible for not allowing the meeting to take place and calling a parallel meeting were given notices for indiscipline. I came to know through the media that these leaders have replied to the notices. At the same time, no decision has been taken by the Congress Committee regarding this till now.

Pilot said that the Speaker has filed an affidavit in the High Court. It states that he had received the resignations of 81 MLAs, while some MLAs had personally submitted their resignations. The affidavit also said that the resignations of some MLAs were not accepted as they were not given voluntarily. Pilot said that if the MLAs did not go of their own free will, then under whose pressure were they given? Was there a threat? Was it greed or was it pressure? The party needs to investigate this matter.

Pilot said that the Speaker has filed an affidavit in the High Court. It states that he had received the resignations of 81 MLAs, while some MLAs had personally submitted their resignations. The affidavit also said that the resignations of some MLAs were not accepted as they were not given voluntarily. Pilot said that if the MLAs did not go of their own free will, then under whose pressure were they given? Was there a threat? Was it greed or was it pressure? The party needs to investigate this matter.

The former Rajasthan Pradesh Congress President said that elections are about to be held in Rajasthan, and now the budget has also been presented. The Congress leadership has said several times that it will decide how to proceed. For the last 25 years, the tradition of changing the government every five years is going on in Rajasthan. If this has to be changed, Congress will have to take a quick decision on Rajasthan.

Pilot said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning aggressively in Rajasthan. In such a situation, Congress will now have to mobilize the workers by getting on the field, so that we can be ready for the fight.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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