Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Governor Kalraj Mishra at the Raj Bhavan in Jaipur after sacking Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, two other ministers. The Congress had sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit chief also.
Further, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has accepted CM Ashok Gehlot’s proposal to remove Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM, and Vishvender Singh and Ramesh Meena as ministers.
Speaking to media outside, Gehlot said : “High command was compelled to take the decision because since a long time BJP was conspiring and resorting to horse-trading. We knew it was a big conspiracy; now some of our friends went astray because of it and went to Delhi”
In his first reaction to his removals as Deputy Chief Minister and PCC chief, Sachin PIlot tweeted, “Satya ko pareshan kiya ja sakta tha, parajit nahin. Truth can be harassed, not defeated”
सत्य को परेशान किया जा सकता है पराजित नहीं।
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) July 14, 2020
Reacting to the Congress move to sack Sachin Pilot, Congress leader Jitin Prasada from Uttar Pradesh said in a tweet : “Sachin Pilot is not just a collegue but my friend. No one can take away the fact that all these years he has worked with dedication for the party. Sincerely hope the situation can still be salvaged. Sad it has come to this…”
Sachin Pilot is not just a collegues but my friend. No one can take away the fact that all these years he has worked with dedication for the party. Sincerely hope the situation can still be salvaged. Sad it has come to this…
— Jitin Prasada जितिन प्रसाद (@JitinPrasada) July 14, 2020