Fresh political crisis in the Rajasthan Congress over Ashok Gehlot’s ‘traitor’ statement on Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has called his arch-rival Sachin Pilot a ‘traitor’, sparking a fresh political crisis in the Rajasthan Congress, with an influential minister now claiming that nearly 80 per cent of the party’s MLAs are with Sachin Pilot. have gone are together Political drama began on Thursday when Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot called state Congress leader Sachin Pilot a “traitor” and said he could never become the chief minister of the state.

In an interview with a private TV news channel, Gehlot alleged that Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah was involved in Pilot’s mutiny when some Congress MLAs loyal to him were kept at a hospital in Gurugram for over a month. stay in Hiding in the resort. He also claimed that Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan used to visit him often and claimed that he had proof that an amount of Rs 10 crore was paid to all those MLAs, including Pilot.

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Responding to Gehlot’s comment, state minister Rajendra Singh Gudha claimed that 80 per cent of the MLAs are with Sachin Pilot and there is no better politician than him.

The state minister said, “If you don’t get 80 per cent MLAs along with Sachin Pilot, we will give up our stake for the chief minister’s post… There is no better politician than him.” The Minister of State also demanded a meeting to prove his claim. Chief Minister Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have once again come face to face. Both are accusing each other.

Gehlot and Pilot have been at loggerheads for the chief minister’s post ever since the Congress won the Rajasthan elections in 2018. While Gehlot maintains that Pilot does not have the support of a majority of Congress MLAs, the Pilot camp leadership is claiming that the MLAs want change.

Baseless allegations, says Sachin Pilot

Counterattack on Gehlot’s derogatory remarks. Pilot said that the allegations made by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan are baseless. Pilot said, “Ashok Gehlot is a senior and experienced leader, I do not know who is advising him to make false, baseless allegations against me. Today there is a need to strengthen the party.”

Targeting CM Gehlot’s statement, Pilot said that when he was the state party president, the BJP was badly defeated in Rajasthan. He said, “When I was the state party president, the BJP was badly defeated in Rajasthan. Still, the Congress president gave them another chance to make Gehlot the CM. Today the priority should be how to get Rajasthan elections again.” can win?” ,

Pilot called the allegations unfair at a time when the party needs to stand together against the BJP and support the Bharat Jodo Yatra to make it a success. Congress general secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh also condemned CM Gehlot’s remarks and said that the differences should be resolved in such a way that the Congress is strong.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “Ashok Gehlot is a senior and experienced political leader. Whatever differences he has with his younger colleague Sachin Pilot, they will be sorted out in a way that strengthens the Congress.”

We don’t need Sachin Pilot: BJP

BJP’s Rajasthan unit president Satish Poonia on Thursday said his party was “not to blame” for the tussle between Congress party colleagues Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot after the Rajasthan chief minister accused the saffron party of killing Pilot. Can go”. Rs 10 crore was sent to each MLA. Camp to topple the Congress-led state government

There is no substance in Gehlot’s allegations. before, and we still don’t need it,” he said.

He said, “It never happens that a party has to sack its deputy CM and PCC chief. We did not ask anyone to go and topple the government. It was their own issue. During the tussle, BJP has made an effort ” Made for a reason. He had his own. It was his fault too. Gehlot has made the BJP a medium of allegation for his defence. Poonia further said that the people of Rajasthan are troubled for 4 years.

On allegations of sending money from the BJP headquarters to “pro-pilot MLAs”, Poonia said, “These are allegations.

Responding to a question whether BJP leaders met Pilot and the MLAs, Poonia said: “Why would we meet, what is the reason? He was not our MLA.”