Zoom News : Jul 01, 2021, 06:53 PM
Rajasthan | The country's oldest party Congress is facing internal conflicts in many states these days. Congress is busy solving the battles of Captain Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Singh Siddu in Punjab, Siddaramaiah vs DK Shivakumar in Karnataka and Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan. Pilot and Gehlot's fight started just after the results of Rajasthan assembly elections were declared. After some time of silence, the ongoing political turmoil regarding cabinet expansion and appointments has started again. Supporters of Congress candidate and senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who lost the 2018 assembly elections, are camping in Delhi to meet the party leadership.These leaders had earlier written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi about the growing influence of BSP-turned-Congress MLAs and independents in the state government. Manish Yadav, the party's candidate from Shahpura assembly seat, said, "We will keep camping in Delhi till we meet the leaders and tell our problems."He said AICC general secretary and in-charge of Rajasthan Ajay Maken had given time on Tuesday afternoon but due to some meeting was postponed. All the 15 candidates who wrote letters to Sonia Gandhi wanted to meet Maken, but were asked to come as a small delegation of five.“Our rightful dues are being hit. The CM heads the government and the organization is decided by the state party chief. Both are avoiding us." He said that the workers and the public who voted in 2018 are not being heard in the government.In Rajasthan, the factions of Pilot and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot have been fighting each other for a fortnight over cabinet expansion and political appointments.These MLA candidates had earlier said that the MLAs (independents and those joining the BSP) were weakening the party workers and organizational structure in the assembly constituency. He said, “It is unfortunate that the party organization is working on the wishes of these MLAs. Party workers and voters are feeling cheated.