Rajasthan Crisis: Sachin Pilot To Exit Today? Congress Pins Hopes On MLA Meeting
The Deputy CM claims he has the support of 30 MLAs, while on the other hand, Congress claims the support of 109 in the 200 MLAs.
The Congress faces a cliff-hanger today in Rajasthan, where its number two leader, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, has revolted and may make it official by skipping a crucial meeting called by his chief adversary, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Sachin (42) is in Delhi with Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) loyal to him; he claims he has the support of 30, enough to bring the Congress government down. Congress called a press meet at 2.30 a.m. to deny any crisis, claiming the support of 109 in the 200-member assembly. The party denied any threat to its government in Rajasthan.
Sachin is set to miss the meeting of Congress MLAs in Jaipur called by the CM as a show of strength. “What makes you think Sachin Pilot will not attend?” Congress leaders in Jaipur said in the late-night briefing, asserting that disciplinary action will be taken against absentees. Sachin is likely to meet BJP Chief JP Nadda amid rumours that he is taking Jyotiraditya Scindia’s route in an attempt to reclaim his political space.
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