Amid the deepening political crisis in Rajasthan, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot’s camp on Monday (July 13) released a video of around 15 MLAs relaxing at a hotel in Haryana’s Manesar.
The 10-second video was released by Pilot camp hours after the Congress announced a second legislature party meeting on Tuesday and issued a whip for all Rajasthan MLAs to attend the meeting or face disciplinary action.
In the video, the MLAs loyal to Pilot can be seen relaxing in the garden of the hotel, sending a strong message to Congress leadership that the Deputy CM is in no mood to relent and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will have to face tough times to safeguard his government.
Congress MLAs such as Inder Raj Gurjar, PR Meena, GR Khatana and Harish Meena can be seen in the video. The video was tweeted by Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh with the caption “Family”.
— Vishvendra Singh Bharatpur (@vishvendrabtp)July 13, 2020
Political circles in Rajasthan are agog with debates over CM Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan meeting the same fate of Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh, where disgruntled Jyotiraditya Scindia toppled the state government.
Pilot’s revolt against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has set the alarm bell ringing for the party, which held a legislature party meeting in Jaipur and decided to hold another meeting on Tuesday to woo back dissidents. Former party president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are among the senior leaders who have been in touch with Sachin Pilot.
Chief Minister Gehlot, however, showed