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The political crisis of Rajasthan lesson for BJP, the politics of horse-trading failed: Congress

Congress parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Chaudhary, said on Wednesday that the solution to the political crisis in Rajasthan has dealt a major blow to BJP’s politics of horse-trading. Describing young leaders like Sachin Pilot as the future of the party, Chaudhary praised Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s political acumen for defeating the BJP in their own game.

He said that the Rajasthan case has broken the myth that the BJP and its tactics cannot be defeated. BJP’s politics of horse-trading has failed. Chaudhary added that it was a treat to see that the BJP was sending its own MLAs to other states fearing that they might join the Congress. He said that BJP can be defeated in their own game and Rajasthan is an example of this. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member said that Ashok Gehlot’s political acumen forced the BJP to retreat.

“I am very happy that Sachin Pilot has returned to Rajasthan. Events prove that we can resolve any crisis amicably. Leaders like Sachin Pilot are the future of our party”, added Chaudhary.

Asked whether Rahul Gandhi’s statue in the party has increased as a leader who can solve the crisis due to the solution of Rajasthan’s political deadlockChaudhary said that Rahul has proved his capabilities during the formation of the government in Karnataka in 2018.

“Rahul Gandhi does not need to prove his leadership skills. He proved this during the formation of the Karnataka government in 2018 when he snatched victory from the BJP’s mouth. We lost power at the hands of the BJP in 2019 due to the betrayal of some people,” said Chaudhary.

Chaudhary also mentioned that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also played an important role in solving the Rajasthan crisis.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot will face each other in Jaipur today, three days after reconciliation with Congress.

A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party will be organized in the capital Jaipur. It is believed that this meeting can be organized either in the Assembly or the Chief Minister’s house. Rebel MLAs will also be present in this meeting. The goal of this meeting is to reconcile between the two groups. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see how Gehlot and Pilot meet each other. 

It is worth noting that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, against whom Pilot had revolted and had also heard Pilot very poorly, is also now saying that he will listen to the complaints raised by the Pilot camp. 

MLA’s of Gehlot camp returned to Jaipur from Jaisalmer and they have been accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur, the same hotel from where all MLA’s had departed for Jaisalmer on 31 July. At the same time, all the MLAs were heard singing the song while returning from Jaisalmer. On the other hand, the assembly session in Rajasthan is scheduled to start from 14 August. 

Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has reached Hotel Fairmont in Jaipur this morning. He will be present during the Legislature Party meeting along with State in-charge Avinash Pandey, party spokesperson RandeepSurjewala and Ajay Maken who will also attend this meeting. 

At the same time, while the MLA’s of Gehlot faction are staying in the hotel, the MLA’s of Pilot faction have chosen to stay at their own homes. All the Pilot-backed legislators returned to their home two days earlier. All these MLAs stayed in the hotel for a month. They returned to Jaipur on Tuesday evening. At the same time, on Wednesday evening, Pilot had a meeting with these MLAs. 

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