On 12th July, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Ghelot came under immense political pressure after MLA Sachin Pilot and 30 other MLAs threatened to topple the Rajasthan Congress Government.
Much was being speculated about this being a BJP led move to destabilize the Congress stronghold but the BJP denied any involvement. Sachin Pilot also insisted that he would not be joining the BJP.
Pilot was removed from the posts of Deputy Chief Minister and President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee after denying multiple requests to meet and discuss the issue with senior Congress Leadership. During an interview, Bhartiya Janata Party President Satish Poonia said that there should be a floor test for the Ashok Ghelot government to prove its mandate.
The recent buzz is that Sachin Pilot Camp’s lawyers are going to meet Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to see if an amicable solution can be reached. This comes ahead of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly session on 14th August.