Congress denies Rahul Gandhi statement on Sachin Pilot’s exit

By: |
Updated: Jul 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.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1‘Fight for principles’: Sachin Pilot after patch-up talks with senior Congress leaders
2Former President Pranab Mukherjee undergoes brain surgery, currently on ventilator support
3Manipur: BJP-led govt wins trust vote; 8 Congress MLAs defy party whip to skip proceedings