Congress denies Rahul Gandhi statement on Sachin Pilot’s exit

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Updated: July 15, 2020 8:07 PM

The development comes just a day after Congress sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Deputy CM and President of Rajasthan Pradesh Committee, accusing him of conspiring with the BJP to topple the government headed by state's CM Ashok Gehlot.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

The Congress has denied Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Sachin Pilot’s exit, where he reportedly said that if anybody wanted to leave the party they will. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala now has said that this story was factually incorrect. Earlier, news agency ANI reported that Rahul Gandhi had said that if anybody wanted to leave the party they will. “It opens the door for young leaders like you,” Gandhi was quoted as saying at an NSUI meeting.

But hours after this, the Congress has denied the statement by Rahul Gandhi. The development comes just a day after Congress sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Deputy CM and President of Rajasthan Pradesh Committee, accusing him of conspiring with the BJP to topple the government headed by state’s CM Ashok Gehlot.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister has also levelled this charge against Sachin Pilot that he was indulging in horse-trading with the BJP to bring down his government in the state. However, the Congress today once again reached out to Sachin Pilot and asked him to return to the party fold and resolve the issues by having dialogues with party colleagues.

“We have seen Sachin Pilot’s statement that he won’t join the BJP. I would like to tell him that if you don’t want that, then immediately come out of the security cover of ML Khattar’s Haryana government, stop all conversations with them (BJP) and come back to your home in Jaipur,” Surjewala said.

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