Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit chief. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala announced the decision minutes after a total of 102 MLAs present at the Congress Legislature Party meeting unanimously passed a resolution to remove Sachin Pilot from all party posts. The Congress also removed Vishvender Singh and Ramesh Meena as ministers in the cabinet.
The Education Minister of Rajasthan, Govind Singh Dotasra has replaced Pilot and has been appointed as the new Rajasthan Congress Chief.
Who is Govind Singh Dotasra?
Dotasra got his first breakthrough as Pradhan, panchayat Samiti Laxamgarh in 2005. Since 2008, he won three consecutive term for MLA against the Modi government. Moreover, he won third assemble election with the highest margin in Sikar District.
Being the Vice-President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, Dotasra served as District Congress Chief for seven consecutive years(2011-2018). The 56-year-old leader won the Best MLA Award for year 2016. He has also served as the Chairman of the Media and Communication Committee Rajasthan Election in 2018.
Moreover, The newly-elected Rajasthan Congress Chief has represented Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in the 24th CPA Conference in Singapore in 2013.
Dotasara has been in the news for criticising the removal of chapters from the CBSE syllabus. He condemned the Centre’s decision to remove chapters on nationalism, secularism and federalism from the CBSE syllabus.
His tweet read, “I strongly condem(n) the BJP Govt’s Decision of Removal of Nationalism, Secularism and Federalism from CBSE syllabus as it is an unequivocal testimony of BJP agenda of totalitarianism. Removal of citizenship in CBSE syllabus proves that BJP doesn’t want ‘thinking’ citizens in their ‘democracy’. This shows that BJP has accepted that its own ideology was at fault by removing these crucial chapters.”
I strongly condem the BJP Govt’s Decision of Removal of Nationalism, Secularism and Federalism from CBSE syllabus as it is an unequivocal testimony of BJP agenda of totalitarianism. Removal of citizenship in CBSE syllabus proves that BJP doesn’t want ‘thinking’ citizens in..(1/2) pic.twitter.com/ddorxGTQAO
— Govind Singh Dotasra (@GovindDotasra) July 10, 2020
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Dotasara is an experienced OBC leader and the son of a farmer.