“Fake news” was how the Congress dismissed studies that Sachin Pilot was in contact with the Gandhis. Not solely that, Mr Pilot remains to be in talks with the BJP, sources within the social gathering mentioned shortly after its Rajasthan MLAs handed a decision to penalize anybody indulging in actions in opposition to the social gathering or its authorities.
The Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister, who’s on the coronary heart of the present disaster for the Congress within the state, has denied that he’s becoming a member of the BJP, sources near him have mentioned. But he additionally denied assembly Mr Gandhi or having any plan for such a gathering right now.
The denial got here amid Congress makes an attempt at reconciliation with the sulking chief. Senior social gathering chief Randeep Surjewala right now mentioned the social gathering’s “doors were open”. Insiders mentioned Mr Pilot was in contact with the Central leaders.
“Some fake news was spread,” sources within the Congress instructed NDTV this night. “Sachin Pilot is not in direct touch with any of the Gandhis. The talks are being conducted only through emissaries and via media,” a pacesetter mentioned.
Rahul Gandhi and his mom Sonia Gandhi are but to fulfill Mr Pilot, who spent the final two days in Delhi, with some MLA supporters. They, nevertheless, have been in common contact with him, Mr Surjewala had mentioned.
“The Congress understands that he (Mr Pilot) is still in touch with the BJP and negotiating with them despite his denial,” the chief added. The social gathering, he nevertheless added, was nonetheless able to pay attention and attain out to him.
The variety of Mr Pilot’s loyalists — estimated by the social gathering to be round 16 — has come right down to 10 to 12 MLAs, the chief mentioned.
Yesterday, Mr Pilot claimed he has the help of 30 MLAs. Congress sources, nevertheless, mentioned he has not more than 16 legislators with him.
After a celebration assembly this morning in Jaipur, the Congress estimated that the federal government of Ashok Gehlot had the help of 106 MLAs — a majority within the 200-member state meeting.