Responding to claims by some BJP leaders that the get together has reached out to him, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot Friday stated that the BJP doesn’t have the braveness to talk with him.
“Maine bhi suna hai. Rita Bahuguna Joshi ne jo kaha ki Sachin se baat kari hai, ho sakta hai unhone Sachin Tendulkar se baat kari ho. Mere se baat karne ki himmat nahi hai (I’ve additionally heard this. Rita Bahuguna Joshi has stated that she has spoken with Sachin, it’s potential that (she) has spoken with Sachin Tendulkar. (she) doesn’t have the braveness to talk with me),” stated Pilot as he rubbished claims of him leaping the ship.
Pilot made these feedback at a protest in Jaipur in response to a query from mediaperons about BJP chief Joshi’s declare that he was not comfy within the Congress and will be part of the BJP quickly.
The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress committee has given a state-wide protest name in opposition to the central authorities over rising gas costs.
On the protest website in Jaipur the place Pilot was current, lots of his loyalists and supporters, together with a number of the MLAs who took his aspect through the political disaster in Rajasthan final yr, had been current.
Pilot’s assertion on Friday that he’s not in talks with the BJP is available in wake of former Congress heavyweight in Uttar Pradesh Jitin Prasada becoming a member of the saffron get together lately. Joshi herself too had switched to the BJP a number of years in the past after being within the Congress for greater than twenty years.
Ever because the defection of senior Congress leaders corresponding to Jyotiraditya Scindia and Prasada to the BJP, speculations have been rife about Pilot, who had a public spat with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot final yr, when he took off with 18 of his loyalist MLAs and camped in Haryana and Delhi for over a month. A political disaster ensued and Pilot was eliminated because the state’s Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan Congress president.
Although a truce was brokered by the Congress excessive command between the 2 and a committee was fashioned in August final yr to deal with the problems and grievances raised by Pilot and his supporters, not a lot has come out of it even after nearly a yr has handed since its formation.
In latest occasions, MLAs who’re loyalists of Pilot have repeatedly reiterated that they need the committee to take a speedy determination. Pilot has additionally stated that there is no such thing as a cause for additional delay by the committee in taking the requisite motion in issues corresponding to political appointments and cupboard growth.