THE appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress president has given new hope to Congress leaders in neighbouring Rajasthan dependable to former deputy leader minister Sachin Pilot.
Supporters of Pilot in Rajasthan say that the verdict taken in Punjab presentations that the Congress prime command can act decisively. Sidhu was once appointed PCC leader in spite of stiff opposition post via Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The Pilot faction has been hoping for over a 12 months now that the prime command will intrude to handle their grievances relating to celebration affairs within the state.
“The self-respect of the party worker should be protected and they should get opportunities in political appointments. The decision taken in Punjab (elevation of Sidhu as state party president) shows that the high command is strong,” Masuda MLA Rakesh Pareek informed The Indian Express.
He added, “We are hopeful. In the Congress, there is only the high command which can take all the decisions and everyone has to abide by them. We had communicated all our issues to the high command last year. We are all soldiers of the Congress party. Sachin Pilot ji stood with us common party workers, took us forward, taking all communities together.”
Pareek was once some of the 18 loyalist MLAs of Pilot who had sided with him all the way through the political disaster ultimate 12 months, and camped in Haryana and Delhi, prior to they made their long ago. While Pilot was once stripped of posts of each state Congress leader and deputy CM following the insurrection, Pareek were got rid of as head of the Congress Seva Dal in Rajasthan.
Another Pilot loyalist, Chaksu MLA Ved Prakash Solanki mentioned, “We have full faith in the high command and when anyone in the Congress wins on the symbol of hand, it reflects the image of the Gandhi family.”
What has additionally stirred hope within the Pilot camp is a retweet via AICC common secretary and Congress in-charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken, following Sidhu’s appointment. The submit he retweeted mentioned that no regional leaders win elections in their very own power and that the deficient and not unusual other folks vote within the identify of the Gandhi-Nehru circle of relatives. It went on to mention that when changing into leader minister, leaders corresponding to Amarinder Singh, Gehlot and Sheila Dikshit had tended to consider that the celebration received as a result of them.
Later, Maken had additionally retweeted a submit via Gehlot announcing he had congratulated Sidhu and mentioned that after the prime command takes a call, it’s the Congress custom to observe it unitedly.
Same as in Punjab, the rift between Pilot and Gehlot has performed out within the open ever for the reason that ultimate Assembly elections. As a consequence, cupboard enlargement in addition to vital political appointments stay pending. As a part of the answer labored out via the prime command following Pilot’s insurrection, his males have been to get a number of of those posts.
A committee were arrange via the celebration management ultimate 12 months to listen to the grievances raised via Pilot and his supporters however a 12 months later, now not a lot has been heard about it.