Sachin Pilot is not in direct touch with any of the Gandhis according to reports by the congress sources. The talks are being conducted only through emissaries and via media," a leader said. Moreover, the news of Pilot being in touch with the Gandhi's has been dismissed as fake. The Congress understands he is still in touch with the BJP and negotiating with them despite his denial," the leader added. The party, he however added, was still ready to listen and reach out to him.
Earlier, 19 Rajasthan Congress MLAs were absent from the meeting convened by the party at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence in Jaipur Monday. Although 100 MLAs were present in that meeting, there were only 89 from the Congress, which has 107 MLAs in the 200-member House. Meanwhile, some of the Congress MLAs from Rajasthan who were staying in a five-star hotel in Manesar as they favoured Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot in his tussle with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.