Sachin Pilot has been holding demonstration in Rajasthan over various corruption issues amid a power tussle with CM Ashok Gehlot. (File Photo)
Sachin Pilot, the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister, had last week began a ‘Jan Sangharsh Yatra’ in Rajasthan to raise issues of corruption
Dissident Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday met the protesting wrestlers at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. The meeting comes at a time when Pilot has been holding demonstration in Rajasthan over various corruption issues amid a power tussle with chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
“If justice is not done in time, then it’s injustice. Why the delay in justice to people who made us so proud,” Pilot said.
#WATCH | Congress leader Sachin Pilot arrives at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to meet the wrestlers who are protesting against WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. pic.twitter.com/WprHbtY3G6— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2023
Pilot, the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister, had last week began a “Jan Sangharsh Yatra” to raise issues of corruption and government recruitment exam paper leaks.
Pilot began the foot march from Ajmer on Thursday, challenging CM Gehlot and the party’s top brass as assembly elections in Rajasthan approach.
The march comes days after Gehlot accused the MLAs involved in the 2020 revolt of taking money from the BJP. Pilot and 18 other Congress MLAs had then sought a leadership change in Rajasthan.
In 2020, Pilot had led a failed revolt against the Gehlot government after which he was removed from the posts of party state unit president and deputy chief minister.
The two Congress strongmen in Rajasthan have been at loggerheads over the post of chief minister ever since the party formed the government in the state in 2018.