Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are equally important for the party, but the decisions to resolve the crisis in Rajasthan will be taken to strengthen the party — not looking at the individual. “Some unexpected words have been spoken by the chief minister. I was also surprised. But I am reiterating myself that both are equally important for the party,” Jairam Ramesh said replying to the questions of the reporters in Madhya Pradesh during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
The comment comes in the context of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot calling his bete noire Sachin Pilot ‘gaddar’ (traitor) which escalated the ongoing tussle between the two Congress leaders in the state.
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is scheduled to enter Rajasthan in December. Ahead of the yatra, the state unit remains strife-torn with Gurjar community leader Vijay Singh Bainsla threatening to disrupt the yatra if Sachin Pilot is not made the chief minister.
On the demands of making Pilot the chief minister, Gehlot said he can not be replaced by a ‘gaddar’ like Sachin Pilot and accused him of plotting to topple the government in 2020. “The MLAs will never accept someone who has revolted and has been dubbed as a gaddar. How can he become the chief minister? How can the MLAs accept such a person as the chief minister? I have proof that ₹10 crore each were distributed to the MLAs holed up in a Gurugram resort for toppling the Congress government in Rajasthan,” Gehlot told NDTV.
Sachin Pilot hit back and said it is unbecoming of someone of Gehlot’s stature to use such language to level baseless allegations. “It serves no purpose when we have to fight unitedly….previously also Ashok Gehlot ji has been making such allegations against me for a long time,” Sachin Pilot said.
Trending Topics to Follow