New Delhi, July 07, 2023.

The Congress high command is learnt to have assured Sachin Pilot that it will direct the Ashok Gehlot government to act on his three demands, including a probe into alleged corruption cases against the previous Vasundhara Raje regime in Rajasthan, and warned against leaders speaking outside party forums.

At a much-awaited meeting to put its house in order in Rajasthan, where the party is caught in a long-running tussle between Pilot and Gehlot, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and senior leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured the younger leader and cautioned the senior, while praising Gehlot for his government’s popular welfare schemes.

Pilot was present at the meeting along with 28 other leaders from the state for talks that lasted four hours, with the overall thrust being firming up the party’s strategy for the forthcoming Assembly elections. Gehlot, who was advised rest by doctors after he fractured his left toe a few days ago, joined the meeting virtually.

Addressing a press meeting later, AICC general secretary (Organisation) K C Venugopal said leaders had been warned strictly to maintain discipline. He also announced that the party’s Rajasthan unit will begin a house-to-house campaign to take the various schemes of the state government to the people from Friday.