We want an undertaking from them about the implementation of Schedule V of the Constitution in tribal areas. The Congress leadership is looking to iron out differences between Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
If the 30 loyal MLAs to Sachin Pilot (as claimed by ANI sources) pledge support to Sachin Pilot's likely decision to quit Congress, along with the 3 independent MLAs who have already pulled back, the halfway marks stand at 84.
While the Congress battles to keep its house in order in Rajasthan, the BJP which tackled a similar situation in Madhya Pradesh in March and earlier in Karnataka is keeping a close watch.
"Their attempt is to create an atmosphere of uncertainty in Rajasthan".
As of now, many MLAs, who are believed to be in the Pilot camp, are also in Delhi to meet the party leadership.
BTP National President and Gujarat MLA Mahesh Vasava issued whip to party's two MLAs in Rajasthan - Ramprasad Dindor of Sagwada and Rajkumar Rot of Chaurasia - to abstain from voting in the event of a floor test of the Ashok Gehlot government in the Rajasthan assembly. The media trial, which is going on, has no sense. This is the discipline of the party, the AICC spokesperson said. "If they don't do that, they don't get our support", Chhotu Vasava said. On whether or not Pilot will join them, BJP leaders are concentrating on berating the Congress on its "internal mess".
About 100 MLAs had walked into the chief minister's residence by 12.30 pm, an hour before the meeting actually started.
Not just Scindia, who led a successful revolt against Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh in Madhya Pradesh by jumping ship to the BJP, now Pilot too seems to be mounting pressure on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Gehlot, sources said, has spoken with Sonia Gandhi, Rajasthan party affairs incharge Avinash Pandey, and Congress General Secretary (Organisation) K.C. Venugopal to apprise them of developments in his state. "I have left messages for him", he said.
Sources said a few MLAs loyal to him are now camping in the national capital, and some of them were lodged in a resort near Gurgaon.
The move came after the SOG on Friday registered an FIR against two people, who have been detained, for their alleged involvement in horse-trading of Congress MLAs for toppling the Gehlot government. "There is no harm in joining the probe", he said.