Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who was unceremoniously sacked from his positions as the state chief of the party and the deputy chief minister, on Wednesday clarified that he is not going to join BJP.
The disgruntled leader said he had worked hard to strengthen the Congress party in Rajasthan and to defeat the BJP.
“I am not joining the BJP,” Pilot said. He added that some leaders in Rajasthan were trying to fuel speculation that he is joining the BJP and he would like to categorically state that he was not doing so.
The Congress leader also said CM Ashok Gehlot and members of his camp were trying to malign him.
He said he felt humiliated after being asked to answer questions in an investigation started by the chief minister into alleged attempts to dislodge the Congress government.
Meanwhile, disqualification notices will be issued by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi to Sachin Pilot and other MLAs who did not attend the Congress Legislature Party meeting held on Monday and Tuesday, a senior party leader said.
“The notices of disqualification will be issued to all such MLAs, including Sachin Pilot, who were absent from the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting through the Speaker,” AICC general secretary Avinash Pande said on Wednesday.
He said the party has filed a petition before the Speaker for dismissal of such MLAs. If replies by the MLAs are not found to be justified, it is up to the Speaker to decide for action, he added.