Jaipur: The Congress sacked rebel leader Sachin pilot as Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and from all other posts after he skipped the second meeting of party MLAs on Tuesday.
The party also dropped his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet.
A meeting was scheduled to take place today at 1000 hrs. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surejewala, who announced the latest move by his party, had earlier urged Mr Pilot to come and discuss issues with an ‘open mind’ in the meeting, however, his request was ignored.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi among several leaders spoke to Mr Pilot several times. We appealed to him time and again and assured him of solving all issues”, Surjewala told media persons while announcing Pilot’s fate.
“The Congress made Sachin Pilot a Union minister in his 30s, a deputy chief minister in his 40s..We have given Sachin Pilot many opportunities. He has been an MP, MoS and a state party president. I am sad that he and some of his colleagues have fallen for a trap laid by the BJP…This is unacceptable,” the spokesperson said further.
Education Minister Govind Singh Dostra has been made the new party chief.