JAIPUR: As the Rajasthan Congress gears up for a rejig soon, senior leaders have been lining up in Delhi to meet state Congress in-charge Ajay Maken to secure decent positions in the organisational structure as well as in political appointments to be announced in the next two months.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot are also expecting a lion's share in the rejig. In fact, all eyes are set to see who gets a bigger chunk in the rejig, said a Congress worker from the Gehlot camp on conditions of anonymity.
Maken, in fact, is walking on a tightrope to ensure that both the Gehlot and Pilot factions remain balanced in this rejig, he added.
"I met Mr Maken in Delhi and apprised him how lean and mean organisation is the need of the hour. However, Mr Maken made it clear that all decisions will be in CM's hand to see which role suits whom," he said, adding that the ball at this time seems to be in Gehlot's court as he has played well in the recent Congress meeting held in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, Pilot supporters told IANS that the PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasara was sent to Pilot soon after the initial meeting was held with Maken to get his feedback. This was a high command order from Delhi and hence Pilot's demands should be heard.
Pilot, in fact in an earlier discussion with IANS, confirmed that he had communicated to Maken that hardworking and young leaders should be given a chance in PCC.
Even during his recent meeting with Maken in New Delhi, he made it clear that he wants hardworking leaders from his camp to replace three ministers inducted in the Cabinet earlier.
State ministers Pratap Khachriyawas, Udailal Anjana and Pramod Bhaya were in Pilot's camp earlier, however, in the next few months after formation of the government, they changed their camps and joined Gehlot. (IANS)
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