Sachin Pilot has been fighting for the chief minister’s chair ever since he won a majority in the Rajasthan assembly elections in December 2018. This desire for the post of CM has now fallen so much on him that he was neither the Deputy Chief Minister of the Congress Government nor the post of State Congress President left with him. That is, as a politician, Sachin Pilot has had to lose both the two big posts which he had.
It is not just these two posts that Sachin Pilot has suffered. The Gandhi family’s closeness to the pilot has also been hurt. Congress National President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have been very close to Sachin Pilot. The Gandhi family was also very kind to Sachin Pilot. On Tuesday, when Congress’s media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala announced the removal of Pilot from the post of Deputy Chief Minister and State President, he also mentioned this.
Surjewala said that Sachin Pilot was given political power at a very young age by making him an MP at the age of 26, Union Minister at the age of 32, State President at the age of 34 and Deputy Chief Minister at the age of 40. Surjewala said that due to the special blessings of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, so much grace was possible on him. In such a situation, Pilot’s involvement in the conspiracy to topple the Congress government is very sad.
Apart from this, Sachin Pilot has also lost the support of MLAs and ministers who used to stand shoulder to shoulder with him. Six MLAs including Danish Abrar and Ramnarayan Meena of the pilot camp have attended Gehlot’s meeting. Apart from this, 22 MLAs who are with Sachin Pilot, it is also being said that if Sachin Pilot goes to BJP, there are about 10 MLAs who will not be ready for this. These MLAs are definitely loyal to Sachin Pilot but they are not ready to go with him in BJP. However, Pilot himself has denied joining BJP.
On the other hand, BJP is also not yet confident in the number of MLAs of Sachin Pilot. The party says that until the situation is not clear on the number of MLAs, they will not even demand a floor test.
In such a situation, the equations which are being seen at present are able to get the Sanjeevani Booti from the BJP, such equations also do not seem as strong. In this context, the latest picture is that Sachin Pilot has lost the support of the government, the party, the Gandhi family, including ministers and legislators.