Sachin Pilot out, Ashok Gehlot convenes his cabinet for late evening meeting

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Sachin Pilot out, Ashok Gehlot convenes his cabinet for late evening meeting


Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, having edged out his rebel deputy out of cabinet, is heading back to his residence,with MLAs firmly in tow, to hold a cabinet meet at his residence.

After the cabinet meeting, another meeting of the entire council of ministers, including the ministers of state, too will take place at 8 pm at the chief minister’s residence, reported PTI.

A day after the Congress said the “doors are open” forSachin Pilotand gave him a second chance, the party virtually slammed it in his face on Tuesday, sacking him as Rajasthan deputy chief minister and state party chief, three days after he mounted a rebellion against his chief minister and boss Ashok Gehlot.

Two cabinet ministers — Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena — who are supporting Pilot were also sacked for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the Congress government in the state.

Pilot’s next move is not immediately clear. However during the run-up to Tuesday’s Congress legislature party meeting, the second in as many days which he again skipped, his supporters insisted that he had no plans to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. They said their aim was a leadership change in Rajasthan.

“Truth can be rattled, not defeated,” Pilot tweeted in Hindi soon after he was sacked. He also changed his profile on Twi

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