Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sachin Pilot sacked as deputy CM; set to quit Congress

Sachin Pilot, sacked as deputy chief minister of Rajasthan today and on path of rebellion against the chief minister Ashok Gehlot, which has jeopardized the 18-month-old Congress government, would hold a press conference in the Capital on Wednesday morning, 10 a.m.

As per NDTV, “The Congress and Pilot have clearly run out of road. All that remains now is for him to make it official by stating that he is exiting the Congress. He will hold a press conference at 10 a.m tomorrow.

Pilot was today sacked both as deputy chief minister and Pradesh Congress Committee chief today.

After party’s decision, Pilot has tweeted “The truth can be troubled but not beaten.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala meanwhile has said that Pilot was “ensnared” by the BJP.

“We have given Sachin Pilot many opportunities. He has been an MP and MoS and a state party president. I am sad that Sachin Pilot and some of his colleagues have fallen for a trap laid by the BJP. This is unacceptable,” Surjewala was quoted as saying.

His loyalists Vishvender Singh and Ramesh Meena were also removed from their posts of cabinet ministers.

On Monday, the Rajasthan Congress Legislature Party passed a resolution to extend their support to the Ashok Gehlot-led government, which Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot claimed, has been reduced to a minority.

While Pilot and his aides have said that they have no plans of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his forward strategy will only be clear after tomorrow’s public meet.


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