Sachin Pilot reaches New Delhi, to meet Sonia Gandhi
Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot reached the national capital on Thursday and is slated to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in the evening.
All eyes are set on this meeting, likely to be held around 7 p.m., as there are speculations doing the rounds of Pilot, who is also the former state party chief, getting a stronger position in the party which has been long-awaited.
On Wednesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Gandhi and attended the presentation given by poll strategist Prashant Kishor along with his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel, among others.
A day later, Pilot was called to New Delhi triggering speculations of Congress makeover and a larger role to be given to him.
Sources confirmed that Kishor has suggested more powers for the young leaders and if his ideas are accepted, Pilot may be given a bigger role.
Further, there are chances of Congress leadership heeding Pilot's suggestions more attentively and making the much-awaited political appointments in the state, giving a larger role to leaders of his camp.
The pilot had met Sonia Gandhi in November last year and recently in April, he met Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
Sources said that Pilot shall also discuss issues of Rajasthan with Sonia Gandhi and tips to strengthen Congress in the desert state before the Assembly polls next year and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
As there are many vital positions lying vacant at district and block levels, the issue of their earliest filling shall also be discussed, sources said.