Rajasthan Congress Crisis: 'Want party to take care of people who have been loyal'
Amid the political crisis in Rajasthan Congress, State Minister Mahesh Joshi in the wee hours of Monday said that they want the party to take care of people who have been loyal to Congress. He further said that every MLA believes in interim president Sonia Gandhi that their demands will be considered.
"Every MLA has faith in interim president Sonia Gandhi. We have kept our point and expect that our demands will be considered when the final decision is taken by the high command. We want the party to take care of people who've been loyal to Congress," said Joshi.
All Congress MLAs have left for their home from Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi's residence. Earlier on Sunday, Sonia Gandhi directed observers Mallikarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken to conduct one-on-one talks with Rajasthan MLAs to resolve the issue. Both the observers are likely to meet around 90 MLAs who have tendered their resignation to Assembly Speaker. We are not going to Delhi at the moment, we have been instructed by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to conduct one-to-one talks with Rajasthan Congress MLAs. We will meet them tonight," Maken told ANI.
Congress leader KC Venugopal said that things would be sorted out soon. "Neither did I talk to CM Ashok Gehlot, nor did he call me, things will be sorted out soon," said Venugopal. Meanwhile, disgruntled with the party, Rajasthan ministers Pratap Singh Khachariyawas and Shanti Dhariwal are meeting AICC observers Ajay Maken and Mallikarjun Kharge at CM Ashok Gehlot's residence.
Earlier, state legislator Pratap Singh Khachariyawas said that all the MLAs are angry and are resigning as they were not consulted before the decision. "All the MLAs are angry and are resigning. We are going to the speaker for that. MLAs are upset how can CM Ashok Gehlot take a decision without consulting them", said Khachariyawas. He further said that alleged that the party doesn't listen to them and decisions are being taken without any discussion.