Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who returned to Rajasthan nearly a month after revolting against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on Tuesday said that he did not demand any post from the Congress and opined that there should not be any vendetta politics.
“I am sad, shocked and hurt due to the kind of words used against me,” Pilot said. In an apparent reference to Gehlot’s personal remarks against him, Pilot said there should not be any space for “personal ill-feelings” in politics and there should not be any vendetta politics.
As he returned to the state after a month-long political crisis in Rajasthan, Pilot was greeted by hundreds of supporters with chants of “I love you” and ‘Sachin Pilot zindabad’.
On Monday, Pilot met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ahead of the crucial Rajasthan Assembly session beginning August 14. Following the two leaders’ meet, Congress released a press statement which said that the two leaders had “frank, open and conclusive discussion”.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has directed the “AICC to constitute a three-member committee to address the issues raised by Sachin Pilot, the aggrieved MLAs, and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof.”
Pilot welcomed the Congress chief’s decision to form the 3-member committee to look into his greivances. “We raised issues of principles before the Congress leadership, and welcome their assurance of a time-bound redressal of our grievances,” he said on Monday.