Nath called to Delhi to broker truce between Gehlot, Pilot camps

NationalNath called to Delhi to broker truce between Gehlot, Pilot camps


New Delhi/Bhopal (MP): Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath may plunge into action to work out a solution to the political problem that the ruling Congress is facing in Rajasthan, sources said on Monday.

Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi called Nath to Delhi. According to sources, Nath who is close to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot may be asked to broker a truce between the Gehlot camp and the Pilot camp.

The problem began, after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was set to become the president of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot was to become the new chief minister. Ninety-three legislators threatened to resign should Pilot take over as chief minister.

According to sources in the Congress, Nath has been called to the national capital to deal with the situation. In charge of Rajasthan Congress unit Ajay Maken and AICC observer Mallikarjun Kharge failed to pacify those legislators who offered to resign.  Both Kharge and Maken were in Jaipur to convene a meeting with Congress Legislature Party (CLP). The legislators belonging to the Gehlot camp came up with many proposals which had to be rejected because of conflicts of interests.

Although the legislators of the Gehlot camp clearly said that they would not accept Pilot as chief minister, those in the Pilot camp did not make any comments, sources further said.

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