On Tuesday, Sachin Pilot’s rebellion against the Ashok Gehlot government failed which saw him dropped as Pradesh Congress Committee chief and as Deputy CM.
While addressing the media on Monday, senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “I regret that Sachin Pilot and some of his associates have been swayed by BJP's plot and are now conspiring to topple the Congress govt elected by 8 crore Rajasthanis. It is unacceptable.”
Pilot has now been replaced by Govind Singh Dotasra.
On Monday, reports stated that Pilot is all set to form his own party called 'Pragatisheel Congress'. With BJP's support from outside, Pilot is likely to become the Chief Minister of the state.
NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain wrote on Twitter that Pilot’s demands included he be made Chief Minister for the last year of the current government, which would be announced publicly.
Others wondered if Congress had let go of other ‘talented youngsters’ like HImanta Biswa Sarma and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
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On Sunday evening, Pilot's office had put out a statement and said that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's Government is in minority after over 30 Congress and some independent MLAs had pledged support to the Deputy Chief Minister.