On Sunday, the congress said Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shouldn’t have used “certain words” during an interview amid the power conflict between him and Sachin Pilot.
Speaking to news reporters, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “Some words used in the interview were unexpected. Many were surprised. The Congress leadership will discuss how to resolve this. We are a family, and the Congress needs an experienced leader like Ashok Gehlot and an energetic youth leader like Sachin Pilot”.
Gehlot on Thursday told NDTV Pilot is a ‘gaddar’ (traitor) who cannot replace him as he had revolted against Congress in 2020 and tried to topple the state government, drawing a sharp response from his former deputy who said such “mud-slinging” would not help. Jairam Ramesh said the organization is most important for Congress.
“We will find a solution to the Rajasthan issue, strengthening the organization. For this, if we have to make tough decisions, we will take them. Ramesh added that if a compromise has to be made (between the factions of Gehlot and Pilot), then it will be done.
He said the Congress leadership is considering a proper solution to the Rajasthan issue.
“But, I cannot fix any time frame for this solution. Only the Congress leadership will decide the time frame for it,” he said.
Speaking on the Yatra, Ramesh said, like other states, it would also be successful in Rajasthan. On December 4, the yatra will enter Rajasthan, where the Assembly elections are due next year.
Queried on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s promise of the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in its manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, Ramesh said, “The debate on the UCC should continue inside and outside Parliament.”
“But the BJP deliberately raises divisive issues during elections to polarise votes,” he alleged.
Ramesh said the BJP had raised the issue of UCC for political gains in the Gujarat polls, scheduled on December 1 and 5.
“They (BJP) will forget the issue after the elections,” he claimed. The primary contest in Gujarat is between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress, Ramesh asserted and claimed the Aam Aadmi Party’s “balloon” will burst after the results are declared.
“The media has inflated this balloon. He further claimed that the AAP does not seem strong at the grassroots level in Gujarat.
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