The Pilot Question: Congress Faces Heat From Gujjars In Rajasthan Over Treatment Meted Out To Sachin Pilot

Bhuvan Krishna

Nov 22, 2023, 03:33 PM | Updated 03:33 PM IST

Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot.
Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot.

The Congress in Rajasthan is facing internal turmoil, with discontent among ticket aspirants, internal conflicts, and the lingering Sachin Pilot question.

The discontent within the Gujjar community is evident, with sentiments of betrayal and dissatisfaction with the Congress's treatment of Pilot.

The community, which had played a crucial role in the Congress's 2018 victory, is now divided, expressing doubts over supporting certain Congress candidates.

The strained Gujjar-Meena bonhomie adds complexity to the situation, with remarks from Congress leaders further fueling discontent.

In addition to the Gujjar community, there are signs of dissatisfaction among Muslims in Tonk, Pilot's own constituency.

The Congress government's perceived silence on issues affecting the Muslim community has led to some discontent, although Pilot himself remains largely forgiven.

The upcoming elections in Tonk highlight the delicate balance of community dynamics, with Pilot navigating between different sentiments to secure support.

Overall, the Congress in Rajasthan faces challenges, with internal conflicts, community discontent, and the BJP strategically targeting key voter groups. The outcome of the elections will be crucial for both parties in determining the political landscape in the state.

Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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