Rajasthan political crisis: Doors open for Sachin Pilot, says Congress; legislature party meeting begins in Jaipur

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Rajasthan political crisis: Doors open for Sachin Pilot, says Congress; legislature party meeting begins in Jaipur


JAIPUR: The

Congress

on Monday said its doors are open for

Sachin Pilot

, the rebel leader who has claimed that he has the support of over 30 party MLAs in the state’s 200-member assembly.

“Doors are open for Sachin Pilot and other MLAs,” senior leader

Randeep Surjewala

told reporters here ahead of a crucial state legislature party meeting.

He said those who want to attend it should call up

Avinash Pande

, the AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan.

Pande, Surjewala and

Ajay Maken

were rushed to Jaipur ahead of the meeting amid a power tussle between chief minister

Ashok Gehlot

and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.

Pilot, who is also the president of the state unit of the party, on Tuesday night claimed he has the support of 30 MLAs and the

Gehlot government

is now in minority.

The claim has been rejected by the Congress. The party says 109 MLAs have already expressed support for Gehlot.

The Congress Legislature Party

meeting was supposed to have begun at 10.30 am, but has been delayed.

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