NEW DELHI: The ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan took a dramatic turn on Wednesday after former Rajasthan deputy chief minister
said that he is not going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (
), asserting that he had worked hard to defeat the saffron party and bring the
back to power in Rajasthan. The crisis in Rajasthan started on Saturday with Sachin Pilot raising the banner of revolt after state police sent him notice to join an investigation into horse trading of MLAs.
Here are the latest developments:
- Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala asked dissident leader Sachin pilot to stop accepting BJP government’s “hospitality” in Haryana if he does not wish to join that party and “return home” in Jaipur to discuss grievances.
- Rajasthan speaker has issued notices to Sachin Pilot and 18 other rebel Congress MLAs after the party sought their disqualification from the state assembly.
- Surjewala also repeated the party’s appeal to Pilot, asking him to “come back to the family”.
- Meanwhile, Rajasthan chief minister
Ashok Gehlotaccused Sachin Pilot of involvement in horse trading with the BJP to topple his government in the state.
- Ashok Gehlot also took a dig at Pilot saying that speaking good English and being handsome are not everything in politics.
- Congress on Wednesday dissolved its all district and block committees in Rajasthan in a bid to revamp the state unit of the party. Announcing the decision, AICC general secretary in-charge for the Rajasthan Congress Avinash Pande said new committees will be formed soon.
- Pilot was removed from the posts of the Rajasthan deputy chief minister and the state Congress president on Tuesday amid a tussle for power with Gehlot.
- Sachin Pilot was on Tuesday sacked as deputy chief ministe