Congress chief Sachin Pilot, within the highlight after his former colleague Jitin Prasada crossed over to the BJP, right now rubbished a BJP chief’s remark that he was subsequent. He additionally denied receiving any feelers from the BJP.
Rita Bahuguna Joshi, a Congress chief for 25 years earlier than she joined the BJP, was quoted as saying that she had spoken to Sachin Pilot and he would be part of the BJP quickly.
“Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said she has spoken to Sachin. She might have spoken to Sachin Tendulkar. She doesn’t have the courage to speak to me,” Mr Pilot advised reporters who requested him to answer Ms Joshi saying he was “uncomfortable” within the Congress.
Jitin Prasada give up the Congress on Wednesday saying he now not felt he might perform or assist folks in that get together and describing the BJP because the “only national party” within the nation right now.
Speculation about Mr Pilot’s exit has continued lengthy after he was persuaded by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to finish his revolt final 12 months towards Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The former deputy Chief Minister needs a much bigger share within the Rajasthan authorities and get together group however Ashok Gehlot has resisted such strikes up to now.
MLAs near Mr Pilot have flagged the delay in a cupboard enlargement and appointments by Mr Gehlot.
Mr Pilot just lately reminded the get together of its assurance that it could look into his calls for. While persuading him to finish his revolt, the management had additionally arrange a committee to counsel course-correction in Rajasthan.
“It has now been 10 months. I was given to understand that there would be swift action by the committee, but now half of the term is done, and those issues haven’t been resolved. It is unfortunate that so many of the party workers who worked and gave their all for getting us the mandate are not being heard,” stated Mr Pilot advised the Hindustan Times on Monday.
As Jitin Prasada left two days later, the Congress stated on Mr Pilot: “There has to be a turnaround time. Sachin Pilot has to be patient.”
The three-member panel appointed to sort out Mr Pilot’s calls for has not met since August final, say sources.
In the Congress’s Rajasthan stand-off, Mr Pilot, together with MLAs supporting him, left Jaipur and camped close to Delhi for weeks.
Mr Gehlot gained the battle of nerves, claiming the assist of simply sufficient MLAs to remain in energy. Mr Pilot lastly introduced his return to Rajasthan after the Gandhis reportedly assured him that his grievances can be addressed.