Later in the day, Bharatiya Tribal Party, which has two MLAs in the state Assembly, pulled its support from the government, said a media report.
MLAs were taken to a resort after a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting, which adopted a resolution urging “strong disciplinary action” against any party office-bearer or CLP member who does anything to weaken the government or the party.
But the resolution stopped short of naming Pilot, who also heads the state unit of the party. The CLP resolution blamed the BJP for the crisis.
Before the meeting, senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala also adopted a conciliatory tone, saying Pilot and other MLAs could still attend the CLP meeting from which they had distanced themselves.
“Doors are open for Sachin Pilot
and other MLAs. They will be heard and solutions will be found. This is the discipline of the party,” Surjewala, who is the AICC spokesperson, said.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi
and Priyanka Gandhi, other like Ahmed Patel, former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and AICC general secretary K C Venugopal are also learned to have spoken with Pilot.
Pilot has been upset since he was denied the Rajasthan CM's post after the December 2018 assembly elections.
There was no official word on the number of MLAs who attended the meeting at Gehlot’s home, but party leaders claimed 106 legislators were there.