Sachin Pilot takes charge of Congress in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:43

Jaipur: Taking charge as the president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot on Tuesday assured to do the best to win seats for Congress in the Lok Sabha Elections from the state.

Giving a new turn to his role as chief of Congress in the state, Pilot said now party workers would not chase or follow their leaders, but leaders would go along with workers sharing each others` responsibilities and challenges.

The new PCC chief was accorded a grand welcome here by Congress workers and leaders, including outgoing PCC president Dr Chandrabhan, in-charge of party affairs Gurudas Kamat, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, and CLP leader Rameshwar Duddi.
Pilot thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi for bestowing on him the new responsibility of PCC chief.

Paying his respect to senior party leaders, Pilot said if there were any differences between party workers or leaders, it would be his responsibility to fix it, and "we will work as a family".

Promising to maintain transparency in his working, Pilot said every one in the party would be taken along in every planning and decision.

"Rahul Gandhi has given us a message that party should make its policy or plan after holding talks with public. Congress will do it in Rajasthan too," he said, quoting AICC`s Delhi session.

In an indirect attack at BJP government in the state, Pilot warned against any "revenge" action on Congress.
He also criticised the government for its failure to curb violence during the recent communal riots at Pratapgarh district which claimed three lives.

Referring to appointment of Pilot as PCC chief and Rameshwar Duddi as CLP leader in the assembly, Kamat said the party high command has entrusted two youths with important responsibilities and both were energetic and dynamic in their style of working for the party with organisational unity.

Recalling his flagship schemes, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the BJP came to power by making false promises, and it would be exposed one day.

Dr Chandrabhan admitted that there was indiscipline in the party, but said the new PCC chief would resolve the issues soon.

Later interacting with media, Pilot said the reasons of party`s defeat in the assembly would be reviewed and assessed soon.

On AAP`s dharna led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Pilot called it unfortunate and said it would create a negative impact on the society.

Congress had extended its support to AAP for the welfare of Delhi`s public, he said.

First Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 20:43
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