Ashok Gehlot, 71, said Sachin Pilot should have apologised for his 2020 revolt . Mr Gehlot said the MLAs were not loyal to the Chief Minister (me) and were loyal to the High Command .
Ashok Gehlot, 71, said in an explosive interview to Rajasthan that Sachin Pilot should have apologised for his 2020 revolt and that if he did not, he would not be accepted as Chief Minister by Rajasthan Congress MLAs, according to Mr Gehlot.Mr Gehlot, a retired executive, described his former deputy repeatedly as a traitor and said it would have been different if Sachin Pilot had apologised and won them over.Mr Gehlot said I would not have had to apologise if he had apologised, referring to his meeting with Sonia Gandhi in September, weeks before the Congress president election, when the MLAs' refusal to attend a meeting and said they would not accept Sachin Pilot as Chief Minister and that whoever became Congress president (ie Mr Gehlot) should have the final vote.Mr Gehlot said the MLAs were not loyal to the Chief Minister (me) and were loyal to the High Command, he said in his interview.It included Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan as well as other members.They all met in Delhi, he said, without backing his claim, alleging that among MLAs assisting Mr Pilot, many received 5 crores, some 10.The money was collected from the BJP office in Delhi, and even though Mr Pilot lost both of his posts, including as Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan Congress Chief, Mr Gehlot said an apology was in order and that it had never occurred.MLAs argued that he should have at least apologised to the High Command, and that he should have apologised to the Rajasthan people.He should have apologised to MLAs and said that I made a mistake by going, Mr Gehlot said.Mr Gehlot said the September protest by MLAs was a demonstration against Pilot, and that many ministers said they would not accept a 102. But the one who said i, how will our MLAs accept him?Mr Gehlot said he apologised to Sonia Gandhi because it was his moral duty.Because I am the Prime Minister.I am the leader of the legislative bloc. It was not a protest, it was their support for the High Command, it was simply rage.Featured Video Of The DayShraddha Walkar Served SOS To Police 2 Years Back, And It Was Ignored.