Amid the political in-flight of Rajasthan Congress, the show of strength by supporters of Sachin Pilot, the former deputy CM of Rajasthan is continued by various means. First, it was on Twitter and now there is a poster campaign that is saying ‘Pilot aa raha hai’ (Pilot is coming). These posters were seen earlier in Pilot’s constituency Tonk and now in Dausa which was the bastion of his father veteran Congress leader late Rajesh Pilot.
Although the war of words between the factions of Rajasthan Congress has come to a halt for the last few days, things are not over as a show of strength is on and symbolic answers of allegations are being given. ‘Pilot aa Raha hai’ is one such campaign that is going on for the last few days. It was trending on Twitter on June 22nd. Then there were posters with the same slogan in Tonk district which is the assembly constituency of Pilot and now same posters can be seen in Dausa district which was the parliamentary constituency of not only his father, late Rajesh Pilot, but his mother Rama Pilot.
Although the posters in Dausa are a little different as they quote '36 koum ka neta Pilot aa raha ha’ (leader of all casts Pilot is coming). These posters are meant to be an answer to an allegation made by an Ashok Gehlot loyalist independent MLA Ramkesh Meena who alleged Pilot of being a casteist leader who had created differences between Meenas and Gurjars in the state.
What was interesting is that women from the Meena community were seen at the residence of Sachin Pilot singing folk songs in support of Pilot just after this allegation had surfaced.
Apart from this poster and symbolic politics, Pilot loyalist leaders are approaching party high command also. A delegation of Congress leaders who lost assembly elections against independents and BSP candidates were in Delhi to meet party in-charge general secretary Ajai Makan two days ago to raise the issue of undue importance being given to independent and Congress turned BSP MLAs in their constituencies. These leaders had written a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier regarding the same issue.