Sachin Pilot Says Enough, Ashok Gehlot Calls 9 PM Meet | Read

PUBLISHED ON: July 12, 2020 | Duration: 6 min, 45 sec

  
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The Congress is in neck-deep crisis in Rajasthan three months after it lost Jyotiraditya Scindia and Madhya Pradesh to the BJP -- a fallout of the long-standing tussle between the party's old guard and the new. Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot -- who lost the race for the top post to veteran Ashok Gehlot -- is in talks with the BJP, sources close to him said, claiming he has the support of 16 MLAs and three Independents. The discussion has been on since before the lockdown, sources said. The situation boiled over after Mr Pilot received summons for questioning by the Special Operations Group over allegations of destabilizing the government. Mr Gehlot heads the home ministry which controls the SOG. Mr Pilot is now in Delhi with some loyalist MLAs. Leaders said he might float a regional party as the BJP is not ready to offer him the Chief Minister's post. The BJP has denied any talks with Mr Pilot.
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