On Monday in Delhi, the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will meet separately with the chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, and his arch-enemy, Sachin Pilot, according to a senior party official acquainted with the situation.
The chief minister’s office also made available Mr. Gehlot’s schedule, which confirmed his visit to Delhi and the laying of the Rajasthan House’s cornerstone.
The intended meeting will soon follow Pilot’s “ultimatum” that he would start a statewide agitation if three requests he made of the state administration were not fulfilled by the end of this month.
One of Mr. Pilot’s demands is a high-level investigation of the alleged scams that allegedly occurred under the administration of the former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
The senior leader claims that a meeting of the Congress’ top brass with all of the state leaders, which was originally set on May 26, was postponed.
According to him, the high command will now meet with Mr. Gehlot and Mr. Pilot individually in order to unify them in advance of the next assembly elections later this year.
According to the senior source, Mr. Kharge was successful in getting Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar together in Karnataka, and the party now wants to adopt the same strategy there.
A conference with the leaders of all states that will soon have elections, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, was scheduled by the Congress high command a few days ago, but it was postponed.