Hours before Rajasthan sees a massive cabinet reshuffle, former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot this morning presented a united front as he stressed – “We have to fight the BJP together to win the 2023 elections. I am glad that the high command took note of the concerns in this cabinet revamp”. Mr Pilot’s assertion comes a year after his open rebellion against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had plunged the ruling party into a huge crisis.
“New ministers will be sworn in today. The step – taken by the party and the leadership after discussions – is sending a positive message across the state. We had raised this issue time and again. I’m happy that party, high command, and the state government took note of it,” the 44-year-old Congress leader told reporters.
On being asked about his five loyalists being accommodated in the new cabinet, Mr Pilot, trying to clear the air, said: “Congress is working under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. Party workers will have to work together to bring fight the misdeeds of the BJP. There are no factions in the party. The decisions (of cabinet reshuffle) have been taken together.”