Sachin Pilot – who reunited with chief minister Ashok Gehlot yesterday, completing the truce he secured with the party high command in Delhi – entered the Rajasthan assembly on Friday.
Putting behind the acrimony of the past month, when he rebelled questioning the working style of Ashok Gehlot, who called his former deputy “nikkamma, nakkara”,Pilot was firmin his defence of the state government.
“Having completed all the talks, we have come to the assembly today. It may rain fire at this frontline, but we all and I will be the shield, club and spear and will protect,” said Pilot in Hindi as he rose up to speak.
The42-year-old leader, who was the deputy CM when he last sat in the House, found himself on the opposite end of the House, a far distance from his earlier seat next to the CM. This prompted jibes and jeers from the opposition BJP.
“I was safe on the seat I used to sit on earlier. Then I thought why have I been allotted a different seat. I saw that this is the border – ruling party on one side, opposition on other. Who is sent to the border? The strongest warrior,” said Pilot, downplaying the change in seating plan.
The Tonk MLA said all of them are present in the assembly and stand united.
“Whatever I or my colleagues had to say or do, we have done before a doctor a