Sachin Pilot Removed As Rajasthan Deputy CM And State Congress Chief; Loyalist Ministers Also Sacked
Sachin Pilot Removed As Rajasthan Deputy CM And State Congress Chief; Loyalist Ministers Also SackedSachin Pilot With Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (Doordarshan)

The Congress on Tuesday (14 July) sacked Sachin Pilot as Rajasthan's Deputy Chief Minister for revolting against the party. He was also removed from his post as the state party president and has been replaced by Govind Singh Dotsara, ANI has reported.

The announcement of Pilot's sacking was made public by Congress leader and spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

The development comes after Pilot skipped the second meeting of Congress MLAs despite several senior leaders reaching out to him.

Surjewala said that Pilot was "ensnared" by the BJP to bring down the Congress government in Rajasthan, reports News18.

"We have given Sachin Pilot many opportunities. He has been an MP and MoS and a state party president. I am sad that Sachin Pilot and some of his colleagues have fallen for a trap laid by the BJP. This is unacceptable," Surjewala was quoted as saying.

Two Pilot-loyalist ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena have also been dropped from the Rajasthan Cabinet.

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