On Tuesday, Congress removed the rebel party leader Sachin Pilot from their party. Congress removed Sachin Pilot from the post of Rajasthan’s Deputy CM and State party chief. This came after Sachin Pilot started a rebellion against the Congress.
Now, as the new president of the Rajasthan Congress, the Congress has appointed Govind Singh Dotsara. He is an OBC leader as well as state education minister.
Other rebel members of Congress have been removed too. These members are Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena who are state ministers. The Congress also de in the Pilot camp have been dethroned too, including state ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena, and Rajasthan Youth Congress president Mukesh Bhakar.
“You all have been watching the political situation that unfolded in the last 72 hours. BJP through a conspiracy has tried to dethrone a democratically elected party. It is unfortunate that Sachin Pilot and other MLAs supporting him have been mislead by the BJP and became part of toppling the state (Ashok Gehlot-led) government, which is unacceptable,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Soon after the decision was announced, Pilot said on Twitter that truth can be “harassed but not defeated”.
He also updated his Twitter bio. Where it identified him as “deputy chief minister of Rajasthan” and “president, Rajasthan Congress” until Tuesday afternoon, it currently reads “Tonk MLA”. The subsequent section, identifying him as a commissioned officer of the Territorial Army and listing his stint as Union minister in the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government, stays as is.
ThePrint reported that Surjewala denied accusations that Pilot had been given fewer responsibilities.
“Pilot was given ample responsibilities at a very young age. For instance, he became an MP at 26, Union minister at 32, PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee) chief at 34, and deputy CM at 40,” he said. “No one would have got so many promotions in such a short span of time. In the past 72 hours, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other central leaders have tried to communicate with Pilot and other cabinet ministers but in vain,” Surjewala added.