There is an ongoing power scuffle between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot. Regarding it, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal on Friday said “everything will be resolved smoothly” and the party is very much united with the state.
Venugopal also gave positive confidence that the Congress would definitely win the Rajasthan assembly polls next year and regain its position.
These comments came after a major squabble that happened last month, after the remarks that Pilot is a ‘gaddar’ and cannot replace him. Pilot retorted that it was unacceptable of Gehlot’s nature to use that kind of language and such allegations would not help him win.
When asked about the squabble and whether the differences between Gehlot and Pilot would be resolved, Venugopal was positive that everything will be resolved smoothly. He confirmed that the party was together and working harmoniously
“We will definitely win, our chances are very bright,” he said in reference to the the Rajasthan Assembly polls next year.
The party was put in a spot as the Gehlot-Pilot riff intensified but Venugopal’s visit to the state last week, cooled down tempers and both Pilot and Gehlot posed for the cameras harmoniously along with the AICC general secretary.
The escalation of the Gehlot-Pilot rift just ahead of the entry of yatra into the desert state had put the party in a spot but Venugopal’s visit to the state last week calmed tempers and in a show of unity both Pilot and Gehlot posed for the cameras along with the AICC general secretary.
Commenting upon the yatra completing 100 days, Venugopal said there has been a large momentum for the foot march and people have been welcoming it warmly. Venugopal further added “”The issues raised by this yatra are not political issues, they are issues concerning the people. The issue of unemployment, the entire youth of the country is disappointed, price rise is at its peak and the central government is misusing agencies to target people,”
BJP’s divisive politics has created a great divide in this country, and at such a time, Congress is doing this massive yatra to unite people.
Upon inquired if the yatra would bring electoral gains, Venugopal clearly ssaid that this is not aimed at an electoral impact, but he is certain that in the field, that the yatra will surely have an impact.
“This yatra has electrified our entire cadre. Our workers are now charged. We are going for a massive follow up programme from January 26 onwards from booth level upwards. This will certainly have an impact on the coming elections,” he said.
Launched on September 7, the yatra, which was in Kanyakumari has traversed eight states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and now, Rajasthan.
It has seen participation from a cross-section of society, including film and TV celebrities such as Pooja Bhatt, Riya Sen, Swara Bhasker, Rashami Desai, Akanksha Puri and Amol Palekar.