Congress sacks Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister, State unit chief

Congress sacks Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister, State unit chiefPhoto Credit : Twitter Rahul Gandhi

Jaipur/New Delhi I The political crisis over the leadership issue in Rajasthan took a dramatic turn on Tuesday, the Congress has sacked Sachin Pilot as the Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and the chief of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC). Apart from the Sachin Pilot, two other ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena have also been fired.

The Congress had called Legislative Party meetings on Monday and Tuesday and appealed to Sachin Pilot to attend CLP in Jaipur, as he remained absent, disciplinary action was taken against him.

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The decision to sack Sachin Pilot was announced by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjeawala during a press conference. He Said, “Congress made Sachin Pilot a Union minister in his 30s, a Deputy Chief Minister in his 40s.We have given Sachin Pilot many opportunities. He has been an MP, MoS and a state party president. I am sad that Sachin Pilot and some of his colleagues have fallen for a trap laid by the BJP…This is unacceptable.”

Just after the Congress party sacked Sachin Pilot, he tweeted in Hindi, SATYA KO PARESHAN KIYA JA SAKTA HAI, PARAJIT NAHI (The truth can be harassed but not defeated).

He added, another tweet for his supporters “My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who have come out in my support today. Ram Ram Sa!”

The political crisis in Rajasthan started when Sachin Pilot was summoned by the Rajasthan Special Operation Group to appear for questioning in an investigation regarding Rajya Sabha voting in June.