Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot arrived in Delhi on Sunday morning with some of his loyalist MLAs amid reports that he is deeply upset over a summon for questioning by the Special Operations Group, which comes under CM Ashok Gehlot, over allegations of destabilizing the Congress-led government in the state.
#Rajasthan: Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police wrote to Deputy Chief Minister @SachinPilot on 10th July seeking his availability for recording his statement in connection with the alleged attempts to topple Congress government in the state. pic.twitter.com/4IOUFAfCG5
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Pilot is expected to speak to the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi. The Congress high command is upset with Ashok Gehlot for issuing orders to question Sachin Pilot, sources said. This comes amid a slugfest over the BJP’s alleged attempts to topple the Congress-led Rajasthan government.
Meanwhile, Gehlot has pointed out that he has also received summons for questioning as well as the Chief Whip and it is their duty to cooperate.
एसओजी को जो कांग्रेस विधायक दल ने बीजेपी नेताओं द्वारा खरीद-फरोख्त की शिकायत की थी उस संदर्भ में मुख्यमंत्री, उपमुख्यमंत्री, चीफ व्हिप एवम अन्य कुछ मंत्री व विधायकों को सामान्य बयान देने के लिए नोटिस आए हैं। कुछ मीडिया द्वारा उसको अलग ढंग से प्रस्तुत करना उचित नहीं है।
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 12, 2020
The party now appears to be in deep crisis in Rajasthan just three months after it lost Jyotiraditya Scindia and Madhya Pradesh to the BJP.