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16 of 28 seats up for grabs are in Jyotiraditya Scindia’s home turf of Gwalior-Chambal, and a few have notable Gurjar presence where Sachin Pilot could prove influential.
From increasing frequency of his meetings with workers to raising Gujjar issues, Sachin Pilot is trying to build his own clout & augment his popularity, say political experts.
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Sachin Pilot also hoped said three-member panel formed by AICC would find solutions to the issues he has raised.
K.C. Venugopal, Randeep Surjewala & Ajay Maken — separately and together — have been on the frontlines of multiple crises for Congress.
Avinash Pande was seen to be a supporter of CM Ashok Gehlot, and replacing him as the Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge was among the Pilot camp’s demands.
Differences, however, still seem to persist as CM Ashok Gehlot indirectly suggested that his former deputy Sachin Pilot had been in touch with the BJP.
The session comes after a month-long political crisis in the state which started with the rebellion by Sachin Pilot and 18 other Congress MLAs.
Avinash Pande, Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge, says both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot were ‘very cordial’ in CLP meeting ahead of Friday’s assembly session.
The decision follows a patch-up between Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and his sacked deputy Sachin Pilot after the intervention of top Congress leaders in Delhi.