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Ashok Gehlot: " Sachin Pilot Involved In Horse Trading"
The Chief Minister's allegation today came hours after Mr. Pilot emphatically denied that he was about to join the BJP.
Ashok Gehlot: "Sachin Pilot Involved In Horse Trading"
New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused rebellion Congress leader Sachin Pilot accused of involvement in horse-trading with the BJP.
Amid a power tussle with Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot was removed from the posts of the Rajasthan deputy CM and the state Congress president on Tuesday.
However, the CM in an interaction with reporters did not mention Pilot by his name but said that the "former Pradesh Congress Committee president" was himself "doing the deal".Ashok Gehlot said that he has proof that horse-trading was being committed to toppling his government.
Further, Mr. Gehlot told reporters that "those who are giving clarifications were themselves involved in horse-trading".
The CM said that Pilot would have performed quite good had he "struggled in his youth".
Rajasthan Chief Minister also hit out at the national media saying it is supporting those who are "involved in murdering democracy".
"We have proof that horse-trading was being committed. Money was offered. And who gave the clarification that nothing was happening? Those who were themselves part of the conspiracy are giving clarifications," Mr. Gehlot was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
The Chief Minister's allegations came hours after Mr. Pilot denied that he was about to join the BJP.
The Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that "We have seen Sachin Pilot's statement that he won't join the BJP. I'd like to tell him that if you don't want that, then immediately come out of the security cover of BJP's Haryana government. Stop all conversations with them and come back to your home in Jaipur".