Sachin Pilot sends legal notice to Congress MLA
Amid the ongoing political drama in Rajasthan, former deputy chief minister and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday (July 21) sent a legal notice to Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga for claiming that he was offered Rs 35 crore as bribe by Pilot to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
It is learnt that Pilot has sued Malinga for “the false and malicious statement” he made to the media on Monday.
The narrative is being redirected to avoid addressing the main issue. I will be taking appropriate and strictest possible legal action against the MLA who was made to make these accusations. I am sure more such concocted allegations will be thrown at me to cause aspersions on my public image. But I shall be unfettered and remain firm in my beliefs and convictions,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday told the Legislative Assembly Speaker to defer action on disqualification notices to Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs till July 24. The court also reserved its verdict on the matter on Friday (July 24). A writ petition was filed by Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs on July 17, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by state Assembly Speaker CP Joshi.