Rajasthan: Pilot targets Gehlot again; asks why no action against Raje in ‘corruption cases’

Sachin Pilot said that due to inaction by Gehlot government on corruption cases against Vasundhara Raje government, "opponents can question whether they are hand in glove"

Sachin Pilot
Pilot’s ultimatum comes even as the Congress is dealing with the dilemma over choosing between two prominent leaders for the chief minister’s post in Karnataka. I File Photo

The factional infighting in Rajasthan unit of Congress has raised its head again. Congress leader Sachin Pilot fired a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday, saying that he’s hand in glove with BJP leader and former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje.

In a press conference, Pilot accused Gehlot government of not taking any action against Vasundhara Raje over corruption cases.

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One-day fast

“Due to inaction by Ashok Gehlot government against corruption cases during Vasundhara Raje regime, our opponents can question whether they are hand in glove,” the former Rajasthan deputy CM said.

Pilot said that to “ensure that investigation is done on issues of corruption,” he will go on a one-day fast on April 11 on the anniversary of Jyotiba Phule.

“We had fought hard while being in Opposition due to which we came to power. While in Opposition, we raised several issues of corruption during Vasundhara Raje government’s regime,” the Congress MLA said.

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Question of credibility

Our credibility depends on taking action against the Raje government on the charges we raised while in Opposition, Pilot said adding that both he and Gehlot had raised corruption issues then.

“I had written letters to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on March 28, 2022. However, I did not receive any reply. I again wrote a letter on November 2, 2022 seeking action in those cases of corruption,” Pilot said.