Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot rushes to Delhi to meet Congress leaders

July 12, 2020: The Congress government in Rajasthan is on the brink with deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot rushing to Delhi with MLAs loyal to him after his hostilities with Chief Minister Ashok

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July 12, 2020: The Congress government in Rajasthan is on the brink with deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot rushing to Delhi with MLAs loyal to him after his hostilities with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot peaked in the last two days.

Sources say Sachin Pilot, who also heads the Congress in Rajasthan, has been in talks with the BJP, which took power in two states earlier, enabled by high-profile defections from the Congress.

The discussion has been on since before the lockdown -- parallelly with Mr Scindia. But the BJP is not ready to offer Mr Pilot the Chief Minister's post and a section of leaders said he might float a regional party, sources said.

As per reports, the BJP has its own Chief Ministerial candidate. Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has the support of nearly 45 BJP MLAs. A section of leaders said Sachin Pilot has indicated to the Congress high command that he is ready to form a regional party and won't join the BJP.

Pilot is now in Delhi with some of his loyalist MLAs, talking to the party high command.

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