Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and PCC president Sachin Pilot has served a legal notice to party MLA Giriraj Malinga, for claiming that the former had offered him money allegedly around Rs 35 crores to join the BJP.
Earlier, addressing a press conference, Malinga said, “Those MLAs who are stuck either in Haryana or Jaipur, are running after money. To say, they are not, are false claims. Even I was offered the same by Pilot, which I had refused. Came to this party knowing BJP and Congress do not accept money to give tickets.
“When asked by the reporters whether he was offered Rs 35 crore, he claimed by saying, “Yes, 35.”
The MLA claimed he was himself the prove when the reporters asked for the same.The political situation in Rajasthan is in turmoil after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot sacked his then-deputy Sachin Pilot and the latter’s confidants from his council of ministers. The Congress has also claimed that BJP was trying to buy its party MLAs.
On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court had said that it would hear the petition filed by Pilot and 18 of his loyalist MLAs on July 24, against the disqualification notices issued against them, a lawyer said.