Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief Sachin Pilot broke his silence a day after his interaction with top Congress leadership, adding that he only raised issues related to governance, functioning, and respect of party workers. He further made his stand clear that he will stay with the Congress.
“I am sad the way sedition notice was given and was withdrawn 25 days later. We went to court. Several cases were registered. These actions could have been avoided. I raised my issues. There should not be vendetta politics. I have not placed any demand for any post. I am ready to fulfill responsibilities given by the party,” Pilot said.
“We never said anything against our party leadership, party, its ideology, and government. We raised our points on functioning and governance and I think we have full right to raise these issues,” Pilot said.
“We have cleared our stand that we will remain in Congress. My politics is based on truth and principles. Even today I have no greed for any post. Posts come and go,” he added.
In our meeting, Priyanka ji and Rahul ji heard our grievances patiently and assured that a road map will be chalked out to solve them, said Sachin Pilot.
Pilot, along with MLAs supporting him, attended a meeting with a three-member committee comprising Congress general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal and senior party leader Ahmed Patel to address the issues raised by him and other Rajasthan legislators from his camp.
The development comes as the Rajasthan assembly session is scheduled to begin from August 14.
Speaking about the meeting, Pilot said that AICC has decided to constitute a 3-member committee and assured him a roadmap is being prepared to address the issues in a time-bound manner.
“I and my colleagues raised some issues. In a democratic party, we raised issues that were important for our government and organisation. There is no place for malice or personal enmity in politics. I have always tried for political dialogue. It is not about one person. It is about principles and issues,” he said.
“I have raised issues regarding our respect and space. For 6.5 years, I am fortunate that as Rajasthan Congress chief, we raised public issues and got the majority in 2018 from just 21 seats in 2013. As state unit president, it was my responsibility that workers should be given importance after the government was formed,” he added.
Commenting on Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s remark against him, Pilot said that there should a ‘Lakshman Rekha’.
“I imbibed certain values from my family, no matter how much I oppose anyone, I have never used such language. Ashok Gehlot ji is elder to me and I respect him personally but I have the right to raise work-related concerns. If I respond then it would not be good,” he said.
“There should a ‘Lakshman rekha’ in public discourse and I have never crossed that line in 20 years. I don’t want to comment on that. Whatever allegations were levelled, the truth has come out,” he added.