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‘Matter of Principles’: Pilot After Meeting Cong Top Leadership

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After meeting with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal in Delhi on Monday, 10 August, Sachin Pilot said that it was always a matter of principles. Pilot met the top party leadership along with the rebel MLAs supporting him.

“Since past some time some MLAs were in Delhi, there were some issues which we wanted to highlight. I did that. I'd been saying since beginning that all these things were based on principle. I always thought these things are essential to be raised in party's interest,” he said, as quoted by ANI.

The meeting comes hours after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence, a discussion that the Congress said was ‘frank and conclusive’. Earlier on Monday, Venugopal said that a 3-member panel will address the concerns of Pilot and other rebel MLAs.

Snapshot
  • Rajasthan’s Assembly session is scheduled to commence on 14 August. The chief minister is likely to seek a trust vote during the session.
  • The BJP has moved several of its MLAs to Gujarat, fearing poaching by the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government, IANS reported

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10:29 PM , 10 Aug

It Was a Matter of Principles: Pilot After meeting Party Leadership

After meeting with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal in Delhi, Pilot said that it was always a matter of principles.

“Since past some time some MLAs were in Delhi, there were some issues which we wanted to highlight. I did that. I'd been saying since beginning that all these things were based on principle. I always thought these things are essential to be raised in party's interest,” he said, as quoted by ANI.

“Sonia Gandhi Ji heard all our concerns and the governance issues that we raised. Formation of the 3-member committee by the Congress President is a welcome step. I think all the issues will be resolved,” he added.

“Party gives us post and can also take it back. I have no desire for any post but I wanted our self-respect to remain intact. I have contributed to the party for 18-20 years now. We have always attempted to ensure the participation of people who worked hard to form the government,” Pilot said.

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10:04 PM , 10 Aug

Pilot, Rebel MLAs Meet Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, Venugopal in Delhi

A meeting between Sachin Pilot and the MLAs supporting him is underway with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal at 15 GRG Road, Delhi.

10:02 PM , 10 Aug

Gehlot, Pilot Both are Happy: Cong After Pilot-Rahul Meet

Congreee leader KC Venugopal told ANI that both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot are happy after Pilot’s meeting with Rahul Gandhi and slammed the BJP for indulging into horse-trading of MLAs.

“Mr Pilot is also happy and our Chief Minister is also happy,” he said.

“This is a direct slap on BJP's anti-democratic face. They are the people doing such horse-trading and sabotaging democratically elected government. This is actually a message to BJP's wrong-doings,” he added.

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8:25 PM , 10 Aug

Congress Says Rahul-Pilot Meet ‘Conclusive’; Panel to Probe Issues

Congress leader KC Venugopal on Monday said that Sachin Pilot’s discussion with Rahul Gandhi was ‘frank & conclusive’. He also said that a 3-member panel address the concerns of Pilot and other rebel MLAs.

“Sachin Pilot met with ex-Congress President Rahul Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail. They had a frank, open and conclusive discussion. Sachin Pilot has committed to working in interest of Congress party and the Congress government in Rajasthan,” ANI quoted senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal as saying.

“Following this meeting, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided that the AICC will constitute a three-member committee to address the issues raised by Sachin Pilot and the aggrieved MLA and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof,” Venugopal said.


Published: 23 Jul 2020, 10:24 AM IST
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