‘Talent finds little credence’: Scindia on Pilot amid reports of rift

Reports speculate Pilot is in Delhi with a few supporters, holding talks with BJP for a possible switch

Pilot and Scindia
Sources claim Pilot has the support of 16 Congress MLAs and three Independents | File Photo: Twitter

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday (July 12) taunted the Congress, saying that talent and capability find little credence in his former party, amid reports of an alleged rift between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.

“Sad to see my erstwhile colleague, Sachin Pilot too, being sidelined and persecuted by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Shows that talent and capability find little credence in the Congress,” Scindia said in a tweet on Sunday.

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Scindia’s jump to the BJP earlier this year and later a defection of MLAs engineered by him had brought down the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. Now, the BJP is being accused of “pulling off another MP” in Rajasthan with Pilot’s help.

Reports, earlier in the day, speculated of Pilot being in Delhi along with a few loyalist MLAs, holding talks with the BJP for a possible switch. Sources claim the deputy chief minister has the support of 16 Congress MLAs and three Independents.

Chief Minister Gehlot has called a legislature party meeting at his residence at 9 PM today to discuss the matter. An ANI update suggests a meeting of the CLP will be held at Gehlot’s residence at 10:30 am tomorrow.

Related news: Sachin Pilot in Delhi with 12 MLAs to talk to Congress high command

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary in-charge for Rajasthan, Avinash Pande, said that all the Congress MLAs are in touch with him. He said the government is stable and will also complete its full term. I’m trying to reach out to Pilot, he said.

“We had a talk with the Rajasthan Congress MLAs who had gone to Delhi. After talks, many of them have returned to Jaipur. The BJP is trying to topple the Congress government, but they won’t be successful. Everything is fine,” Pande said.

Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken have been asked by the party leadership to reach Jaipur. Both the leaders along with Pande are expected to be present in the meeting scheduled at Gehlot’s residence tonight.

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