Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister on Monday said he would take legal action against the MLA who claimed he was offered Rs 35 crore by Sachin Pilot to switch BJP.
- Last Updated:July 20, 2020, 5:55 PM IST
Sachin Pilot has strongly denied allegations by a Congress MLAs that he was offered money by the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister to switch sides to the BJP as part of his attempts to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in the state.
“I am saddened but not surprised to be at the receiving end of such baseless and vexatious allegations being leveled against me,” Pilot said in a statement released Monday evening, adding that he would take legal action against legislator Giriraj Singh Malinga for the bribery accusation.
Pilot said the allegation has been made solely to malign him and to stifle the legitimate concerns that he raised against the party leadership of the state.
“This attempt further aims at defaming me and attack my credibility. The narrative is being redirected to avoid addressing the main issue. I will be taking appropriate and strictest possible legal action against the MLA who was made to make these accusations.
“I am sure more such concocted allegations will be thrown at me to cause aspersions on my public image. But I shall be unfettered and remain firm in my beliefs and convictions,” he added.
His statement came just hours aft