Sachin Pilot is expected to become the Chief Minister of India . Ashok Gehlot says he is angry that Pilot is not being promoted to be Chief Minister .
Pali, Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot has completed his life of peace.In an exclusive interview with, Rajasthan's Chief Minister took time off from campaigning in Gujarat with Rahul Gandhi to bring his biggest takedown of Sachin Pilot, whom he refered to six times in the conversation as a traitor, as the High Command cannot make him Chief Minister... a man who doesn't have 10 MLAs, he said.Who revolted?He betrayed the party, (he) is a tyrant.Mr Pilot's ill-famed revolt in 2020, he said, was a first for India for which a party president attempted to depose his own government, he said.Mr Pilot, who had served about two years as Deputy Chief Minister, decamped to a five-star resort near Delhi with a group of 19 MLAs, according to Mr Gehlot.For all of its traveling to the national capital, it was a direct bid to the Congress: either he be promoted to Chief Minister, or he would walk out of the Congress, causing the party to split in one of the few states it controlled (the count has declined dramatically since then).Mr Pilot, 45, was easily defeated by Mr Gehlot, a 26-year-old boy, who put on his own show of force, also in a five-star resort, with a headcount of more than 100 MLAs. Mr Pilot had to bear the consequences as he failed.Mr Pilot met with two senior union ministers in Delhi to discuss a split with the Congress; as a punishment, he was stripped as president of the Congress in his home state, a position that allows for considerable influence on the cadre; he was also sacked as Deputy Chief Minister.Mr Pilot is the most senior member of the Congress.Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan were involved in the investigation. The funds were actually taken from the BJP office in Delhi.Mr Gehlot also claimed that Mr Pradhan visited Camp Pilot at a time when Congress emissaries were unable to come to it.Mr Gehlots argument was dismissed by the BJP, which said that Mr Gehlot's assertion was insufficient.Because the Congress is losing Rajasthan, Gehlot is enraged. Sonia Gandhi, who wanted to find a successor as party president, leaned on Mr Gehlot to take the lead in August.He explained that this wasn't a job that interested him, but that, after days of trying to fob it off, he said that if he were allowed to remain Chief Minister, he would do it.He'd need two posts.The rebuke was quick. In the last week of September, a meeting of Rajasthan MLAs was scheduled to take over to determine who would become Chief Minister if Mr Gehlot were reassigned as party chairman.But instead of showing up at Mr Gehlot's official meeting in Jaipur, over 90 MLAs affiliated with him convened a parallel session in which they ruled that Mr Pilot was not a viable option and that whoever became Congress President (ie Mr Gehlot) should receive the final vote.Mr Gehlot was also decried by the Congress and Team Pilot, who is now staging his own revolt.Mr Gehlot said that the MLAs were not loyal to the Chief Minister (me), they were loyal to the High Command. Sachin Pilot is expected to become the Chief Minister of India, according to a report.He himself propagated this.People thought he was going to be the Chief Minister.This stung the MLAs, because what happens when he tries to downgrade his own government? How can a man be made Chief Minister Mr Gehlot stressed throughout his interview that his loyalty to the Gandhis is a lifelong commitment.Whatever I have is because of them, he said.The chief minister said he was at a loss about the key players who organised the meeting in September for him, but it remains an undue threat, as Mr Pilot pointed out a few days ago (his outbursts against Mr Gehlot have become a recent pattern).In fact, he claimed that when the United Progressive Alliance was elected for a second term in 2009, he urged that the junior politician be made a union minister. Mr Pilot claims he has been sidelined repeatedly by Mr Gehlot, who, he claims, once tapped the phones of his supporters to choke them politically.Mr Gehlot also claims that he has never understood Mr Pilot's often-true accusation of sidelining him.Mr Pilot was also promised an equal term as Chief Minister, according to him.The problem is not raised. In other words, the party's choice is clear.The rest of it is purely economics.