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Rajasthan crisis | Pilot being ‘sidelined, persecuted’ by Ashok Gehlot: Scindia

Sachin Pilot (L) and Jyotiraditya Scindia in 2018

Sachin Pilot (L) and Jyotiraditya Scindia in 2018   | Photo Credit: R. V. Moorthy

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said ‘talent and capability find little credence in the Congress’

New Delhi With factionalism hitting the Congress government in Rajasthan, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took a swipe at his former party, saying talent and capability find “little credence” there.

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He claimed that Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was being “sidelined and persecuted” by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. “Sad to see my erstwhile colleague Sachin Pilot, too, being sidelined and persecuted by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. Shows that talent and capability find little credence in the Congress,” Mr. Scindia tweeted.

Mr. Scindia had left the Congress a few months back and joined the BJP as he believed that he was being marginalised by senior party leaders in Madhya Pradesh. More than 20 MLAs supporting him also left the Congress, leading to the collapse of the then Kamal Nath government in March following which the BJP returned to power in the State.

There has been speculation that Mr. Pilot, too, has been facing similar issues in Rajasthan.

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