Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has called Sachin Pilot a “gaddar" (traitor) and the High Command cannot make Pilot the Chief Minister... a man who doesn't have 10 MLAs. Who revolted. He betrayed the party, he is a traitor. During an interview with a channel on Wednesday, Gehlot said that it must be a first for India that a party president tried to bring down his own government. Gehlot also attacked Pilot for not apologising to the party's high command over the revolt in 2020. Gehlot alleged that Pilot had met in Delhi with two senior Union ministers. "Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan were involved. They had a meeting in Delhi," Gehlot says he has never understood the oft-stated charge by Mr Pilot of "sidelining him". He also says it is a fallacy that Mr Pilot was promised an equal term as Chief Minister. The question does not arise, he said.
The BJP described Gehlot's claim as baseless."The Congress leadership has failed to put their house in order. The Congress is losing Rajasthan, that's why Gehlot is frustrated. Gehlot is blaming BJP for his failure," said BJP's Rajasthan chief Satish Poonia.