NEW DELHI :
After his removal as Rajasthan deputy chief minister, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot today said he is not joining the BJP. “I am not joining BJP,” Sachin Pilot told news agencies.
“I have worked very hard to bring Congress back in govt in Rajasthan. Some leaders in Rajasthan trying to fuel speculation that I am joining BJP but I am not doing so,” Pilot told PTI.
The Congress had on Tuesday stripped the dissident leader of the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit president after which he tweeted that “truth can be rattled, not defeated”.
Two loyalists of Pilot have also been dropped from the state Cabinet.
Pilot has been upset since the Congress picked Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister after the 2018 assembly polls, while his supporters insisted that he deserved credit for the party’s victory as its state unit president.