Jaipur : Congress removes Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister blaming him with participating in BJP conspiracy to topple the ruling government. Pilot oyalist ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena too were ousted from the cabinet. “We are seeking to restore our self respect and not clamouring for any posts “ Pilot wrote in a message on WhatsApp group.
The decision to oust Pilot came about in a meeting held early in the day at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur with 102 MLAs in attendance. The meeting was also attended by CPI(M) MLA Balwan Pooniaa. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot left the venue immediately after the meeting and offered the proposal to oust Sachin Pilot to the governor, who readily approved it.
Post the development, Pradesh Congress Committee(PCC) announced appointing a new president, Govind Singh, to helm the body.
Meanwhile, BJP held its meeting at its state headquarters to discuss political scenario in Rajashthan.