Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Gehlot Softens Stand Towards Pilot as Old Guard Vs Young Turks Divide Rattles Congress

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Rajasthan Political Crisis LIVE Updates: Amid an ongoing tussle between the young and old guard in the Congress, party veterans urged their colleagues on Saturday not to discredit their own legacy and said by doing so, they would only be aiding the BJP's design to undermine the party in the public eye. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said he is open to welcoming back the Congress rebels led by Sachin Pilot. Answering queries from reporters, Gehlot said if the Congress high command forgives the dissidents, he will embrace them.

Here are the LIVE Updates:

◑ Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Saturday attacked Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying he does not trust his MLAs and lacked the numbers to prove majority in the assembly.

◑ Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has told CNN-News18 that the political crisis in Rajasthan did not erupt over the last five weeks, but has been brewing since 2018.

We have not done anything. If they don't want to see what happened in Madhya Pradesh to be repeated in Rajasthan or other states, then the Congress should set their house in order and not fight among themselves.

◑ Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stock of the happenings in Rajasthan, where a political crisis has rumbled on for most of last month. The Congress-led state government has accused the BJP of "horse trading" and trying to topple it.

"The Prime Minister should stop the 'tamasha' going on in Rajasthan. The rate for horse-trading has increased here. What 'tamasha' is this? We have no personal quarrel with anyone. In a democracy, fights happen over ideology, policies and programmes and not for toppling a government. Modi should get the drama which is going on in Rajasthan ended.