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Business News/ News / India/  Rajasthan politics: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge to meet Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot today in Delhi

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his bete noire Sachin Pilot will meet Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge separately in the national capital Delhi on Monday as the tussle between the two has escalated to a new level.

45-year-old Pilot has given an ultimatum to Rajasthan Congress in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa if three demands he made from the state government were not met by the end of this month, he would launch a state-wide agitation. Pilot has asked for a high-level inquiry into the alleged scams that took place during the tenure of the former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje government, as one of his demands.

However, Randhawa on Thursday said dissident Congress leader Pilot has not given any "ultimatum" for statewide protest to him.

Randhawa also said that a party is like a house where people have different opinions and there are fights also. If there is any fighting within the party then it will be controlled, he said.

The top brass of Congress will meet the two-party veterans as elections are due in Rajasthan this year.

A Congress senior leader said that Kharge was successful in bringing Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar together in Karnataka and the party now wants to try the same formula in Rajasthan.

Last month Pilot observed a fast demanding action from his own government over cases of alleged corruption during the BJP's term.

Despite a warning issued to him by the Congress, Pilot, a former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan, observed his daylong fast at the Shaheed Smarak, Jaipur.

Gehlot and his former deputy Pilot have been at loggerheads since 2020 when the latter revolted against Gehlot's leadership, leading to a month-long political crisis that ended after assurance by the party leadership to look into the issues.

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Updated: 29 May 2023, 06:40 AM IST
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