Sachin Pilot has said that they are looking at legal options moving ahead and added that this is a fight for Rajasthan and its people
Bengaluru: The Congress is in dire straits. Youngsters have bid goodbye to the party, alleging they are being relegated. Spokespersons too have not been feeling all well with the party. Just hours after Pilot was sacked as the deputy CM of Rajasthan and PCC president, Sanjay Jha, a loyalist member and an articulate spokesperson of the party was given the pink slip for openly rebelling against the party and questioning the leadership.
Today (July 15), Pilot openly said that they are considering legal options against Gehlot.
"I am not joining BJP or any other party, I have been a loyalist of the Congress. Except for Priyanka Ji, I have not spoken to anyone else. Whatever Gehlot is doing with me is wrong and wants to malign my image. Ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president, I have been a victim of wrongdoings and I remained silent but not anymore. We are looking at the legal options moving ahead and this is a fight for Rajasthan and its people.”
There were news reports that the Congress had dialled Sachin Pilot as many as 29 times in a span of just 2 days. Reports added that everyone from Rahul Gandhi to P Chidambaram wanted to have a word with him.
That apart, Pilot has also made it clear that he is not joining the BJP. However, on the other hand, there are also reports that he is in talks with the top brass of the BJP, making it clear that if at all the BJP opens its doors for him, he would not be satisfied with anything less than the chief ministership of Rajasthan.
But it would certainly not be an easy ride for Pilot as BJP has stalwarts who will want to be the CM. They include Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Om Birla and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Sources add that the BJP is ready to allow him to be the deputy CM of the state, if BJP were to form the government in Rajasthan, and give him home and finance ministry portfolios.
Meanwhile, as reported by Republic TV, rumours have also suggested that Sachin Pilot may float his own party and BJP may readily offer to provide support to Pilot and his loyalists.
In another development, Sanjay Jha, the suspended spokesperson had this to say.
“I remain a Gandhi-Nehruvian idealist (a vanishing breed within Congress). I will continue to raise issues that are fundamental to the resurgence of my party. The battle has just begun. My loyalty is to the Congress ideology. My fidelity is not to any individual or family.”
The Congress may go on a sacking-spree, but it is imperative that it does an introspection and right the wrongs.
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Last Updated Jul 15, 2020, 1:37 PM IST