‘Forget what happened’: Sachin Pilot among audience, Ashok Gehlot hits reset
CM Ashok Gehlot said that his government will be seeking a trust vote.Updated: Aug 13, 2020 19:59 IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, three days after the truce deal with the rebel faction was achieved, came face-to-face with his former deputy Sachin Pilot at the Congress Legislature Party meet on Thursday, underscoring that grievances of the dissident MLAs will be addressed and that the episode should now be buried for good.
“We all should forget whatever happened,” people familiar with the developments at the Congress meet told HT, as pictures emerged of the two leaders smiling and shaking hands before the key meet began.
The CM further said that he will be seeking a trust vote. However, the BJP, suspecting a short-lived truce, has already announced that it will be moving a no confidence motion against the Gehlot government.
“We would have proved the majority without the 19 dissident MLAs but it would not have made us happy. Apne toh apne hote hai,” the CM said, further underscoring the spirit of “forgive and forget”mantra, which he reiterated again today aimed at highlighting his accommodative stance.
At the meeting, all MLAs raised their hands to show unity on the CM’s call to stay united.
Sachin Pilot, who returned to the state on Wednesday, expressed his gratitude to all for supporting him during his tenure as the state unit head for six years, said people present at the meeting.
State party chief Govind singh Dotasra said like the Britishers, the BJP tried to divide and rule but their conspiracy failed.
After the meeting, KC Venugopal, general secretary, said: “Everything went on well. Now, the Congress is united. We will fight against the BJP’s bad politics. Tomorrow in Vidhan Sabha Congress party will stand united and will fight out.”