I’m not joining BJP, says Sachin Pilot

Written by July 15, 2020 09:54

New Delhi:  Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said that he is “not” joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“I am not joining BJP,” said Pilot in a telephonic conversation with ANI. The comments came a day after he was sacked as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Pradesh Congress Committee chief by the party.

It is an attempt to malign me by linking me to the BJP, he added.

He is likely to address the media at 1pm today.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and party in-charge for Rajasthan Avinash Pande dissolved all cells and departments of the state party unit. Taking to Twitter, Pandey announced the decision late on Tuesday night. In another tweet, he said that no congressmen will communicate with the media without the permission of newly appointed Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasara.

The decision to sack Pilot was taken yesterday after a CLP meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

At the meeting, as many as 102 MLAs unanimously demanded that Pilot should be removed from the party.

The Rajasthan Congress is in turmoil over the past few days. While Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has blamed the BJP for attempting to destabilise the state government by poaching MLAs, Pilot has been camping in Delhi.

A controversy broke out in Rajasthan after Special Operation Group (SOG) sent a notice to Pilot to record his statement in the case registered by SOG in the alleged poaching of Congress MLAs in the State.