The political tug-of-war in Rajasthan

Okay V Prasad

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13

For the time being, the political storm build up within the desert state of Rajasthan blew away. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held his fort with the legislature get together backing the veteran Congress chief on this time of disaster.

Gehlot, generally known as ‘Jadugar’ for having learnt the artwork of magic, demonstrated that majority of the legislators remained on his facet, with three Central Observers, together with Rahul Gandhi’s confidant Okay C Venugopal, pointsman on difficult missions Ajay Maken and Chief Spokespersons Randeep Surejwala, watching over the proceedings.

The political tug-of-war between the Chief Minister and his younger deputy Sachin Pilot was the worst saved secret within the Congress. Eager to be on the helm, the younger Pilot saved making strikes to push the envelope because the meeting outcomes have been out two years in the past.

Flapping his wing so as to create house for himself within the panorama dotted by Gehlot and his loyalists, the bold Sachin Pilot remained in a novel place of being the Deputy Chief Minister and Pradesh Congress chief, a submit he holds for six years.

While his laborious work within the discipline did play a job in re-building the fortunes of the get together in Rajasthan the place it misplaced energy in 2013, the veteran Gehlot demonstrated he was no pushover when the outcomes have been out in 2018 bringing the get together again to energy.

It is simple to characterise the tussle as previous guard versus the younger leaders and can resurface earlier than later. One readily available Pilot holds a grouse that Gehlot has pushed him to the margins and nearly ignoring him and on the opposite, the younger politician feels that it’s time he steers the state.

The underlying cause for what’s taking part in out in Rajasthan, earlier in Madhya Pradesh or just lately in Manipur, is the weak presence of the get together central management.

Ever since Rahul Gandhi walked away from presidentship after the 2019 Lok Sabha debacle, Sonia Gandhi stays an interim president. Decision seem ad-hoc or taken on the necessity foundation.

The writ of what was euphemistically described within the Congress as ‘High Command’  doesn’t run and given the domineering presence of the BJP as a nationwide political get together, the Grand Old Party seems to be however a pale shadow of an organisation to sort out any inside and exterior problem.

As Chief Minister Gehlot demonstrates his maintain, the younger Pilot would require extra dexterous stroll on the political minefield for after this try and destablise the federal government, he renders himself susceptible and open to higher suspicion.

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