A meeting between Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi on Monday signalled an 'amicable resolution' of nearly a month-long Rajasthan political crisis ahead of the crucial assembly session beginning August 14.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra had turned down three earlier proposals for Assembly Sessions, saying if Ashok Gehlot government wanted the assembly summoned at short notice, it should specify that it planned to hold a vote of confidence.
In an exclusive interview with Satish Padmanabhan, Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot speaks about his government's plans for Rajasthan, Hindutva and the possible outcome of the forthcoming general elections.
The way the Congress party handled the selection of new Chief Ministers for the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, it suggests that the 'high command' culture in the party may have given way to more inner-party democracy. The same cannot be said for the BJP.