The meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Pilot at the former party chief’s residence, where Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also present, lasted two hours during which they had a “frank, open and conclusive” discussion. While the Congress did not give details of what transpired in the Rahul-Pilot meeting, AICC general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said in a statement that following the meeting, Sonia Gandhi has decided that the AICC will constitute a three-member committee to “address the issues raised by Pilot and the aggrieved MLAs and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof”. “Shri Sachin Pilot has committed to working in the interest of the Congress party and the Congress government in Rajasthan,” it added. On his part, Pilot said, “We raised issues of principles before the Congress leadership, and welcome their assurance of a time-bound redressal of our grievances.”
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RECAP |On Monday, Pilot had met Rahul and Priyanka Gandh. Priyanka, Venugopal and Ahmed Patel are part of the panel set up to address Pilot’s complaints and recommend action. “We raised issues of principles before the Congress leadership and welcome their assurance of time-bound redressal of our grievances,” said Pilot. “I don’t crave for any post or hanker after any position. The party has given a position and can take it back. I wanted that the respect be maintained and those who have worked hard in the formation of Congress government in Rajasthan be rewarded accordingly,” the former deputy chief minister said.