Responding to claims by some BJP leaders that the social gathering has reached out to him, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot Friday mentioned 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 have also heard this. Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said that she has spoken with Sachin, it is possible that (she) has spoken with Sachin Tendulkar. (she) doesn’t have the courage to speak with me),” mentioned 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 snug within the Congress and will be a part of the BJP quickly.
The Rajasthan Pradesh Congress committee has given a state-wide protest name towards the central authorities over rising gas costs.
At the protest web site in Jaipur the place Pilot was current, a lot of his loyalists and supporters, together with among the MLAs who took his facet in the course of the political disaster in Rajasthan final 12 months, have 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 social gathering not too long ago. Joshi herself too had switched to the BJP just a few years in the past after being within the Congress for greater than twenty years.
Ever for the reason that 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 12 months, 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.
Even although a truce was brokered by the Congress excessive command between the 2 and a committee was shaped in August final 12 months to handle the problems and grievances raised by Pilot and his supporters, not a lot has come out of it even after almost a 12 months has handed since its formation.
In latest instances, MLAs who’re loyalists of Pilot have repeatedly reiterated that they need the committee to take a speedy choice. Pilot has additionally mentioned that there isn’t a motive for additional delay by the committee in taking the requisite motion in issues corresponding to political appointments and cupboard enlargement.