After months of exchanging piercing attacks with rival Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has labelled the feud an “internal matter” of the Congress party as it struggles to cobble up a united front for the state elections, just a few months away.
“Recently, in Delhi, we spoke to each other, monitored by Rahul Gandhi, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal, and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa,” Mr Gehlot said in an interview with NDTV.
“I wouldn’t want to talk about it right now. When we have sat down to talk once, if I now say something it might be misunderstood,” he said, requesting to “close the topic”.
He did, however, assure that he was ready even now to act against former Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje — a demand repeatedly raised by Mr Pilot, who has accused the state government of going soft on her in corruption charges.
“All the allegations we made against her (Ms Raje) have been taken to the courts. I will act if someone, even a random individual, can point out what we have left pending,” he said.