Parliamentary pilot Sachin, publicly called a “gaddar (traitor)” by Minister Ashok Gehlot, told NDTV today that he felt “sad and” hurt” by the taunts. , he is consistent with his official stance that leadership is “up to the party” and that “we must all work together”.
“Yes, I am a politician. But I am also a human being. I have felt sad and hurt. I don’t want to go into the past,” he told NDTV in an exclusive interview.
“In public life, I keep my dignity in speaking… But you have to move on. And I have a job and a mission in my hands. We must move forward,” said the leader, who with his junior work, added. is considered an important contributor to the party’s victory in the 2018 congressional elections in the state.
The conflict between Mr. Pilot and Mr. Gehlot, which often puts Parliament in a difficult position in Rajasthan, flared up days before Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Rajasthan.
Faced with the urgent need for a united front, Mr Gehlot and Mr Pilot appeared together and declared that the party “is supreme for us”. But there has been concern about the presence of underground currents.
Last month, in an exclusive interview with NDTV, Mr. Gehlot said: “A gaddar (traitor) cannot become a Minister. The Supreme Command cannot appoint Sachin Pilot as a Minister… a man without 10 MLA. Who rebelled. He betrayed the party, (he) is a traitor.”
The remarks stunned Parliament and the party has said it will not hesitate to make “difficult decisions”. The promise of action is not a new promise. Similar claims were made after a public revolt by Gehlot loyalists and were placed in cold storage shortly thereafter.
Amidst the fence, Rahul Gandhi, passing through Maharashtra with Yatra, declared that both leaders were “property of Congress”.
The signal was not missed, and a day later the two leaders appeared together and declared that despite the tense atmosphere in the country, “the success of the yatra shows that people fully support the problem raised by Rahul Gandhi”.
Bharat Jodo Yatra is expected to have a big impact in Rajasthan, where next year’s parliamentary elections are taking place. With the state having a record of voting to remove an incumbent, Congress has a duty to overcome the trend and win power for a second term.
Asked if a change in leadership could pave the way for the return of Parliament, Mr. Pilot said: “Leadership is up to the party. We all have to work together. .. If we work now, we can form a government… the revolving doors of politics can change. Anti-incumbent can change to pro-incumbent. In many states, we have repeated. Government of Congress has repeated”.