Weeks after raising the banner of rebellion in Rajasthan and putting the Gehlot government under threat, Sachin Pilot has now made truce with the Congress. This happened after a meeting with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi. Speaking to the media, Pilot said that he only wanted to raise some issues that had been bothering him and his supporters. Responding to the statements made by many party leaders against him, Pilot said that there should be some restraint. He added that the party has worked very hard to form government in Rajasthan and thanked the Congress top brass for hearing him out. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he is glad that Pilot has decided not to leave the Congress and said that he has always been in favour of such young and dynamic leaders remaining within the party fold. Tharoor added that all Congress leaders must come together to protect the party and the country as well. Pilot's truce with the Congress also brings an end to the suspense over the survival of his government in Rajasthan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor spoke on party leadership. He said that a clear cut decision as soon as possible would be ideal. Tharoor said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi only needs to withdraw resignation to resume as party chief. Congress has been without a president after Rahul Gandhi's resignation. "I think we should be clear about our leadership going forward. I believe its unfair to expect Sonia ji to carry the burden. If Rahul is ready to resume leadership, all he has to do is withdraw resignation. The party will accept him as he was the incumbent president. Congress leaders asking how long can we carry on like this. We would ideally like a clear cut decision as soon as possible. Sonia Gandhi is not an absent leader, but she’s done this for a very long time. The party should inaugurate a process to identify a new leader," Tharoor said.
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Former Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot met Rahul and Sonia Gandhi amid political crisis in Rajasthan. Congress veteran leader Shashi Tharoor reacted on the current issue by saying that Congress party has every right to keep its brightest talents within it. "Congress party has every right to keep its brightest talents within it. I hope that he (Sachin Pilot) will come back and if the news is confirmed, I would be amongst those very happily welcoming and applauding it," said Tharoor.
Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor on the end of Sonia Gandhi's tenure as party interim president said that we should be clear about our leadership going forward. Shashi Tharoor said, "We should be clear about our leadership going forward. I welcomed Sonia Ji's appointment as interim president last year. But I do believe it is unfair to her to expect her to carry this burden indefinitely." He further said, "If Rahul Gandhi says no I don't want to come back, then the question that many of the party members are asking - "How long can we carry on like this?"- that is the question. We would ideally like a clear cut decision as soon as possible."