Responding to claims by someleaders that the occasion 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 unhonese baat kari ho. Mere se baat karne ki himmat nahi hai (I’ve additionally heard this. Rita Bahuguna Joshi has mentioned 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),” 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 in opposition to the central authorities over rising gas costs.
On the protest web site in Jaipur the place Pilot was current, a lot of his loyalists and supporters, together with a few of the MLAs who took his facet in the course of the political disaster in Rajasthan final 12 months, 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 occasion just lately. Joshi herself too had switched to the BJP a number of years in the past after being within the Congress for greater than 20 years.
Ever for the reason that defection of senior Congress leaders similar 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.
Although a truce was brokered by the Congress excessive command between the 2 and a committee was fashioned 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 nearly a 12 months has handed since its formation.
In current occasions, MLAs who’re loyalists of Pilot have repeatedly reiterated that they need the committee to take a speedy resolution. Pilot has additionally mentioned that there isn’t any purpose for additional delay by the committee in taking the requisite motion in issues similar to political appointments and cupboard growth.