A big development in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot has given a statement claiming support and backing of 30 MLAs. He says “Ashok Gehlot government is in minority in Rajasthan.”
Arvind a Times Now reporter reports “The official statement has come from the Sachin Pilot.
Rajasthan Live Updates: Congress Issues Whip For Party Meet Today, Sachin Pilot To Skip
Sachin Pilot has claimed the support of 30 MLAs in Rajasthan. (File)
New Delhi: Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan who claims the support of 30 MLAs, has refused to attend a key meeting of Congress MLAs called by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today, a huge sign that he might be the next to exit the party after Jyotiraditya Scindia did in Madhya Pradesh.
Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande said a whip has been issued to all party MLAs to be present at the Congress Legislature Party meeting to be held this morning. “Strict disciplinary action will be taken against any MLA who is absent without mentioning personal or special reason.”
Mr Pilot, who is camping in Delhi after setting his party up for another state collapse just three months after it lost Madhya Pradesh to the BJP, is likely to meet with BJP chief JP Nadda today, sources said.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and spokesperson Randeep Surjewala reached Jaipur late in the night along with Ajay Maken and said Congress party-led Rajasthan government will complete its five-year tenure and neither the BJP nor its allies have any reason to rejoice.