Joypore: A day after he brokered truce with his party, Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot Tuesday said there should not be any space for “personal ill-feelings” in politics.
The Congress leader returned to Jaipur a day after he met former party president Rahul Gandhi on Monday. The meeting signalled the cold picture of a month-long Rajasthan political crisis. The crucial assembly session is beginning August 14.
A press briefing at his residence in Jaipur. Pilot said, ‘Saddened, surprised and hurt by statements made against me. But wanted to set an example for future generations and did not react.’
He maintained that he did not demand any post from party, adding there should not be any vendetta politics. He also said the sedition case against him was in no way “justifiable”.
A large number of his supporters gathered outside his residence to welcome him as he drove down to Jaipur from New Delhi.
Pilot had been raising questions over the working style of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The truce was brokered after the Congress announced to form a three-member committee to look into the matter. Pilot and his 18 MLAs were on the mood to hit Gehlot’s arogant character.
The issue that I had raised, be it slapping of sedition charges by the SOG or the reservations we have regarding the style of functioning… we apprised them of it… I thought it was important to raise those issues in the interest of the party, Pilot told reporters.