I Don’t Crave For Any Post, Says Sachin Pilot After Meeting With Rahul Gandhi
Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot will “work in the interest” of the Congress party and its government in the state, the Congress said on Monday after a meeting between the rebel leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi.
The two leaders had a “frank, open and conclusive discussion”, AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal said in a statement.
“Following this meeting, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has decided that the AICC will constitute a three-member committee to address the issues raised by Shri Sachin Pilot and the aggrieved MLA and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof,” the statement said.
“Shri Sachin Pilot has committed to working in the interest of the Congress party and the Congress government in Rajasthan,” it added.
Soon after his patch-up talks with senior Congress leaders, the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot on Monday night said he has never hankered after posts and his was a fight for principles.
Pilot, who made his first public appearance since he revolted against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot a month ago, told reporters that he and the other MLAs raised organisational issues, the case of sedition filed by the SOG and the style of governance in the state, and expressed the hope that the grievances will be addressed soon.
"We raised issues of principles before the Congress leadership and welcome their assurance of time-bound redressal of our grievances," Pilot told reporters.
"I don't crave for any post or hanker after any position. The party has given a position and can take it back. I wanted that the respect be maintained and those who have worked hard in the formation of Congress government in Rajasthan be rewarded accordingly," the former deputy chief minister said.