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Congress leader Sachin Pilot arrives in Delhi, reason not disclosed

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In the midst of the present political turmoil in Rajasthan, Congress leader Sachin Pilot arrived in Delhi from Jaipur on Tuesday, but the purpose for his visit has yet to be revealed.

Pilot had disputed media allegations that he informed the party’s top leadership that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot should not run for president if he chose to run. Pilot had previously told the high command, according to insiders, that it was his obligation to get the MLAs together.

In response to the claims, the Congress politician stated that he had not communicated with the party’s high command or Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

“Am afraid this is false news being reported”,” he tweeted.

Notably, Pilot is being viewed as the successor to Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan, which is enmeshed in a political turmoil created ostensibly by Gehlot agreeing to file his name in the Congress presidential polls and desiring a successor of his choosing as Rajasthan’s chief minister.

With party observers criticising some of Chief Minister Gehlot’s supporters’ acts, sources said the decision on issuing show cause notices to disgruntled MLAs who have been loud in public will be made when interim party Chief Sonia Gandhi reviews the report of the observers deployed to the state.

However, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor and AICC treasurer Pawan Bansal have submitted nominations for the office of Congress president, but Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has not, according to the party’s national election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Tuesday.

Gehlot is anticipated to register his election nominations on September 28, while Tharoor is slated to file on September 30. The election will take place on October 17, and the results will be announced on October 19.

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