The rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot stood against the Chie Minister Ashok Gehlot, the Congress leader sacked the former Deputy CM of Rajasthan on Saturday. It is also said that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Congress communication in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Sachin Pilot plotted with the BJP to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan.
Sachin Pilot in conversation with India today, said that he is not angry with Ashok Gehlot and he is not demanding any special power or privilege.
He added to it that he just want the Congress govt in Rajasthan to run towards the promise that they made in run up to the elections.
He also said that “While he is busy following and helping his BJP predecessor, he did not allow me and my followers the dignity and space to work for Rajasthan’s development. The bureaucrats were asked not to follow my directives, files were not sent to me, Cabinet meetings and CLP meetings had not been held for months. What’s the worth of a position if that doesn’t allow me to fulfil the commitments I made to my people?”
Sachin Pilot was asked that when the CLP meeting was called by Ashok Gehlot on July 13, why did her skip it and to which he said that his self respect was hurt and his state police served him the notice of sedition charges.
Congress leader Pilot also made it clear that ” I did not have any communication with Congress president Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji. Priyanka Gandhi ji spoke to me over phone. It was a personal conversation. It did not lead to any resolution.”
He further said that ” All I wanted was a respectable working environment so that the promise of equitable distribution of work was worked on. I repeat, it’s not about power, position or privilege. It’s about dignity and the freedom to work.”