The Rajasthan Congress Crisis has been a hot topic in the political realm for quite some time now. The former Deputy Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot, has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for a while now. In a bid to address the various graft, corruption, and paper leak issues plaguing the state government, Pilot has decided to embark on a five-day ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’, starting from today. Let’s take a closer look at what this yatra entails and what it means for the Rajasthan Congress.
According to sources, Pilot’s yatra will focus on issues like corruption, unemployment, and inflation, among others. His aim is to raise awareness about these issues and highlight the need for change in the state government. The yatra will start from Dausa-Rajasthan and end in Pilibanga on September 15. The distance covered during the yatra will be approximately 600 km.
One of the primary reasons for Pilot’s rebellion against Gehlot was his alleged exclusion from key decision-making processes and the lack of recognition for his contributions to the party. Pilot felt that Gehlot was sidelining him and his supporters, and this led to a rift between the two leaders. This, in turn, led to infighting within the Rajasthan Congress, with both leaders trying to gain support from MLAs and party workers.
However, the Congress high command intervened and managed to avert a full-blown crisis by assuring Pilot of a resolution to the issues he had raised. The high command formed a committee to look into the issues raised by Pilot and his supporters and promised to take appropriate action. The committee has already submitted its report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and it is expected that some of the recommendations made by it will be implemented soon.
Apart from the rift between Pilot and Gehlot, the Rajasthan Congress has also been plagued by issues like corruption and paper leaks. The Vasundhara Raje government had ordered a probe into a case of alleged corruption in the state government jobs recruitment process. The probe threw up evidence of paper leaks, and this led to widespread protests by job aspirants across the state. The Congress government, which came to power in 2018, promised a fair investigation into the matter and brought in stringent measures to prevent paper leaks and corruption.
Despite these measures, there have been allegations of corruption against some Congress leaders in the state government. Pilot has been vocal about his opposition to corruption and has been demanding action against those involved in corrupt practices. His yatra is seen as a way of bringing these issues to the forefront and putting pressure on the state government to take action.
In conclusion, the Rajasthan Congress Crisis has exposed deep divisions within the party leadership and highlighted the need for better coordination and communication between the leaders. Pilot’s decision to embark on a Jan Sangharsh Yatra is an attempt to raise awareness about the issues plaguing the state government and to push for change. It remains to be seen what impact his yatra will have on the party and the state government, but one thing is clear – the Congress needs to resolve its internal issues if it wants to remain a relevant force in the state and national politics.