New Delhi, Jul 24 : In a bid to pacify rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot, the party has reached out to him through the media and suggested to him to air his grievances.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on Friday, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal said: “What grievances you have? Tell us your problem, air your views in the party… and if you are not going to BJP then why are you in Haryana?”
“This is the same party from where you were elected… Why are you making a mockery of this party? I hope, and I am sure this is not your intention,” Sibal said.
He also reminded Pilot that at 25, as a Congress leader he had become an MP and at 30, a minister and PCC chief, and then subsequently became the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
“You have 19 MLAs with you and want to become Chief Minister but Congress has more than 100 members… so how can you become Chief Minister when you don’t have numbers?” Sibal said.
Amid the political crisis that has struck the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government, the High Court has asked for status quo from the Speaker.
The former Union Minister slammed the Governor for “acting on the behest of the Union government and not protecting the Constitution”.
Gehlot along with Congress MLAs is sitting at Governor Kalraj Mishra’s residence in Jaipur, demanding that an assembly session be convened.
Gehlot came up with the plan to meet the Governor soon after the High Court on Friday ordered status quo with regard to the July 14 disqualification notices served by Speaker CP Joshi to 19 rebel MLAs, including Sachin Pilot, who was sacked as Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief.
On Thursday, Gehlot met the Governor and discussed convening of the Assembly session that the government planned for Monday to show his majority support in the House.
However, there was no reply from the Governor’s House till the filing of the report.