An open revolt by Congress’ number two leader in Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, has led the party’s government in the state into a crisis situation. After a day of uncertainties and hectic meetings, the party packed off at least 100 MLAs to a resort in the evening, a sign that the crisis is far from over.
Mr Pilot, who showed no signs of bowing down and even skipped a meet called by his party, was later sacked Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister.
Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is expected to attend a crucial meeting of the BJP in Jaipur today, according to sources.
The BJP, which has been keeping a close watch on the disarray in the Congress camp following Sachin Pilot’s rebellion, will decide on its way forward at this meeting, sources said.