Sachin Pilot once more skips Rajasthan CLP assembly; battlelines deepen

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 14

Rajasthan Congress insurgent and deputy CM Sachin Pilot on Tuesday dug in his heels within the ongoing turf battle with CM Ashok Gehlot skipping a second Congress Legislature Party assembly known as in Jaipur this morning to allow sulking lawmakers to return and make peace.

The CLP assembly remains to be underway on the residence of Gehlot, who had on Monday claimed he had the assist of 106 MLAs who attended a gathering at his home.

The Pilot camp has contested Gehlot’s declare and late final evening launched a video displaying 16 MLAs sitting collectively someplace close to Delhi.

MLAs near Pilot on Tuesday stated they’ve at the very least 20 MLAs with them and dared Gehlot to indicate his majority on the ground of state meeting slightly than the lawns of CM home.

Pilot, in the meantime, seems to have made up his thoughts to dump the Congress having remained unfazed by many calls prime Congress leaders are stated to have made to placate him Monday.

Pilot camp has refuted receiving any calls although whilst Congress sources are saying Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra, Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram known as Pilot.

The deputy CM is learnt to have made it clear that he can’t work with Gehlot as CM.

Pilot camp is citing Gehlot’s “high handed” method of working and state authorities’s indifference to manifesto guarantees made to the folks in 2018 state elections to distance themselves from the present dispensation.

With Pilot refusing to open his playing cards simply but amid reviews that he’s in contact with the BJP, Gehlot continues to herd his MLA assist base with a second CLP assembly stated to be one other transfer to cement the Congress majority within the state meeting.

Pilot’s MLAs are learnt to be in ITC Manesar and don’t seem perturbed by the CLP decision which yesterday sought disciplinary motion towards anybody “who undermines the party”.

The reference was to Pilot and his aides.

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