Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal are part of the three-member Congress team
Congress's Sachin Pilot, back in Rajasthan after ending his month-long revolt against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, said today that he had "no hard feelings" and was no longer part of the state government but expected the "head of the family" to resolve issues and take everyone along.
"I have not asked for any post. I have only said there should be no vendetta politics against the MLAs who are returning to the fold," Sachin Pilot said on the 18 rebels who stayed away from Rajasthan, like him.
Mr Pilot, 42, who revolted against the Chief Minister after being summoned in allegations of bribing Congress MLAs to defect, dropped his rebellion after meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra yesterday. All he apparently got from the leadership was an assurance that the grievances of the rebels would be heard by a three-member committee that includes Priyanka Gandhi.The Congress on Monday claimed a dramatic "breakthrough" in resolving the Rajasthan crisis. Rebel Congress leader and former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, "expressed his grievances" and he and the Gandhis had a "frank and conclusive discussion", senior leader KC Venugopal said.
Asked about the Chief Minister's claim that the two had not spoken for 18 months, Mr Pilot said: "He said a lot of things and I don't want to counter them. Airing you views within the party is not a revolt and I will keep raising issues."
Here are the highlights on the Rajasthan crisis:
"Was Offended And Hurt By Name-Calling," Sachin Pilot Tells NDTV
Congress's Sachin Pilot, back in Rajasthan after ending his month-long revolt against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, said today that he had "no hard feelings" and was no longer part of the state government but he expected the "head of the family" to resolve disputes and take everyone along.
"I have not asked for any post. I have only said there should be no vendetta politics against the MLAs who are returning to the fold," Sachin Pilot said on the 18 rebels who had joined him in his rebellion.
"You can disagree, dislike and can even take political action but you don't use a language like that": Sachin Pilot, Congress leader on Ashok Gehlot's comments
"You need space, self-respect and dignity to be able to work, that was lacking": Congress leader Sachin Pilot tells NDTV
Felt Hurt When Notice Was Served To Me, Sachin Pilot Tells NDTV
"I don't have any negative thoughts regarding anyone": Sachin Pilot on Ashok Gehlot's comments on him
Airing Your Views Within The Party Is Not Revolt, Says Sachin Pilot
"Airing your views within the party, trying to address issues of governance, trying to do better, is not a revolt," said Sachin Pilot
Fully Committed To Working For The Betterment Of The People: Sachin Pilot
Not Demanded Any Position In The Party: Sachin Pilot
Supporters Of Congress Leader Sachin Pilot Raise Slogans And Welcome Him, As He Returns To Rajasthan
Truce Done, Sachin Pilot Back To Jaipur; Upset Ashok Gehlot In Jaisalmer
Sachin Pilot, who dropped his rebellion after a meeting on Monday with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, returns to Rajasthan today, a month after he broke ranks with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He is expected to arrive in state capital Jaipur later today.
Sachin Pilot's return to the fold was enabled by the Gandhis agreeing to address his grievances, chief among them being Ashok Gehlot's style of functioning. Acting unusually quickly, the Congress announced a panel of three including Priyanka Gandhi and it met with 19 rebel MLAs the same evening to hear their complaints.
After Rajasthan Truce, Ashok Gehlot's Message For Team Pilot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, believed to be upset over his adversary Sachin Pilot reconciling with the Congress and making a comeback after a meeting with Rahul Gandhi, evaded any response today when asked how he would go back to working with someone he had called "nikamma" (useless). He also said it was his responsibility to address grievances of "MLAs who are annoyed" with him.
"Never Crossed Lakshman Rekha": Sachin Pilot On Ashok Gehlot's Insults
Sachin Pilot, who ended his month-long revolt after a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday, today said he bore no ill-will against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who had called him <i>"nikamma </i>(useless)" and accused him of conspiring with the BJP to pull down his government. Read Here
3 Independent MLAs Meet Rajasthan Chief Minister
Three independent MLAs Om Prakash Hudla, Suresh Tank and Khushveer Singh met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence in Jaipur on Tuesday, reports ANI.
"Reworking Strategy," Says Rajasthan BJP On Cancelling Meet After Congress Truce
A day after a truce between Sachin Pilot and the Gandhis signaled the end of the Rajasthan Congress rebellion, the BJP cancelled a big meeting it had called at a time the Ashok Gehlot government seemed wobbly and a test of strength in the assembly on Friday was a real possibility.Read Here
I have not demanded for any party post and have always worked in the capacity that the party has appointed me. When such allegations were made because issues were raised, we had to stand for what is right. I was holding a senior and responsible post in the state and such allegations were very serious in nature, said Sachin Pilot.
A three-member committee has been formed by Congress after issues raised by me and some MLAs, said Sachin Pilot.
The fight to save democracy is the top-most priority for all Congressmen. Today, the main fight is to save democracy in our country. You can see how institutions like the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate are being misused to harass leaders from other parties. This is what happens when you mingle politics with religion... today elections are being won by dividing people on the basis of religion. The first time they came with 31% backing, this time they have won with 39%... what about the remaining people of the country? What happens to their wishes? The government of the day has lost its mind and is blatantly and shamelessly indulging in dirty politics just to gain more and more power. Never in India's history have we seen a more shameless government. Congress never indulged in such politics. But today we have a shameless government. Time has now come to teach them a lesson. To uproot them and restore democracy in the nation, said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Truce Done, Sachin Pilot Heads To Jaipur; Upset Ashok Gehlot To Jaisalmer
Sachin Pilot, who dropped his rebellion after a meeting on Monday with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, returns to Rajathan today, a month after he broke ranks with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He is expected to arrive in state capital Jaipur in the afternoon.
The Vasundhara Raje Factor In Sachin Pilot's "Ghar-wapsi"
In the Sachin Pilot-Congress truce after a month-long rebel crisis, a key role was played by the BJP's reality in Rajasthan and the quiet power of its former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia. Sachin Pilot's meeting with the Gandhis for the first time since his revolt set the stage for reconciliation just four days before a likely test of strength in the Rajasthan assembly. Read Here
'Ghar Vapsi Ensured': Tweets Kapil Sibal
In a tweet following his meeting with the Congress leaders, Sachin Pilot thanked Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi for addressing his grievances.
Both Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot Happy, Slap On BJP Face: Congress Leader
Sachin Pilot's agreement with the Congress to end hostilities after weeks of acrimony with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot that pushed the state government on the verge of collapse, is a "direct slap" on the BJP's "anti-democratic" face, senior Congress leader KC Venugopal said on Monday. He said the belligerent rivals were happy with the arrangement, which entails formation of a three-member committee to look into the demands of the rebel MLAs.
"Welcome Back": Congress Leaders On Sachin Pilot's Truce In Rajasthan
Congress's Abhishek Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor on Monday evening put out messages of support for rebel leader Sachin Pilot, shortly after it emerged he had met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to call a truce to a revolt that brought the Rajasthan government to the brink of collapse. Read Here
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra On Congress Team To Address Sachin Pilot Complaints
Congress's Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal -- who are on the promised three-member panel to look into the complaint of rebel leader Sachin Pilot -- met Team Pilot this evening. The rebel MLAs have been asked to submit their apology for their actions with the Congress President, after which the disqualification proceedings against them will be withdrawn, sources said.
"Issues Were Ideological, Was Important To Raise Them," Says Sachin Pilot
Congress rebel Sachin Pilot, after daylong deliberations to chart out a path for reconciliation with the party, told reporters on Monday evening that his rebellion was meant to flag "ideological issues". He also thanked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for "taking the time to hear us out". Read Here