"We have managed to keep one of our own, Sachin Pilot, with us," said Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Monday, hailing Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for it.
Prasada's remarks came after Pilot met party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi amidst indications of a possible breakthrough in the Pilot-Gehlot government standoff.
"Today because of the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and the efforts of Priyanka Gandhi we have managed to keep one of our own, Sachin Pilot, with us," Prasada said in a tweet. "This is the democratic spirit of our party @INCIndia where there is room for dissent and debate."
After his meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, the party said Pilot will "work in the interest" of the Congress and its government in Rajasthan. Following this meeting, Congress president Sonia Gandhi decided that the AICC will constitute a three-member committee to address the issues raised by Pilot and an aggrieved MLA and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi "welcomed back" Pilot, saying, "A constructive and enjoyable phase of Rajasthan building awaits."
Welcome back #Sachin. A constructive &enjoyable phase of Rajasthan building awaits. Congrats 4teamwork under #RahulGandhi +his tireless team, incl #Venugopal, #Surjewala #Maken who became residents of my home state. Not 2forget pol instincts of #Gehlot which rarely fail him.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 10, 2020
After Pilot was sacked as Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Prasada had said no one can take away the fact that Pilot has long worked with dedication for the Congress. Prasada, 46, and Pilot, 42, were said to be part of the Congress young brigade along with Milind Deora and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
cindia left the Congress to join the BJP earlier this year.