The Congress on Tuesday cracked down on Sachin Pilot, stripping the dissident leader of the posts of Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister and the party’s state unit president and sacking two loyalists from the state Cabinet.
Though the party seems to have the numbers for now to hang on to power in Rajasthan, the development deepens the crisis in the Congress which has lost two major states – Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh – over the
Ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena were also removed from the cabinet after a meeting of the Congress legislature party, its second in the last two days. P5
The meeting was billed as a “second chance” for Pilot, who had turned down appeals from the party’s top leadership, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, to return to the fold.