Taking a dig at Sachin Pilot over his revolt in Rajasthan, veteran Congress chief Margaret Alva on Sunday requested why the previous deputy chief minister was in such a “hurry” and whether or not he was “aspiring” to grow to be the prime minister by 45 years of age by becoming a member of the BJP.
The former Union Minister additionally lashed out at Mr Pilot over the timing of his revolt and mentioned when your complete nation is combating COVID-19 and China within the wake of the border standoff, he’s looking for appointment as Rajasthan chief minister.
“Congress formed a majority government in Rajasthan and Sachin Pilot became his (Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s) deputy. He got four important portfolios also, as well as the post of PCC (state Congress unit) chief,” Ms Alva advised PTI Bhasha in an interview.
Sachin Pilot turned an MP at 26, was a Union minister and later he turned Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief adopted by deputy chief minister, she mentioned.
“Where did you want to reach in such a hurry? Whether you wanted to become chief minister at 43 and prime minister at 45 by joining the BJP,” the previous Rajasthan governor requested of 42-year-old Sachin Pilot.
Ms Alva’s remarks come amid the raging political firestorm in Rajasthan the place Sachin Pilot declared open revolt towards the Gehlot authorities. Mr Pilot was sacked as deputy chief minister and state Congress chief final week.
Though Mr Pilot had asserted that he’s not becoming a member of the BJP, the Congress has accused him of taking help from the BJP in efforts to topple the Gehlot authorities.
While criticising Mr Pilot for his actions, Margaret Alva, nonetheless, pitched for giving voice to the younger management within the social gathering’s decision-making course of.
She additionally mentioned that former Congress president Rahul Gandhi needs to be allowed to type a brand new “young team” to instil “new approach and enthusiasm” within the grand previous social gathering.
On the revolt by Jyotiraditya Scindia in Madhya Pradesh, Ms Alva mentioned each demand can”t be met and such leaders don’t have any dedication for the social gathering and its ideology.
She mentioned Mr Scindia was common secretary of the social gathering and was supplied the put up of deputy chief minister in Madhya Pradesh, which he refused.
Jyotiraditya Scindia after leaving the Congress joined the BJP.
“Congress is a big party. There are so many states. Everyone’s demand can’t be met,” she mentioned and added that throughout the occasions of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, nobody had the braveness to hunt any “post” for himself or herself.
“This is a new era. They are the new generation. There is no commitment for ideology. There is no commitment for problems in the party and for its solutions. Those joining the BJP, have no commitment for the ideology, they are joining it just for the greed and for the sake of power,” she mentioned.
“But remember one thing, Congress can never be finished. It has a history of 150 years. During these times we won, we lost, we went to jails and we also enjoyed power, but there is none who can finish the Congress,” Ms Alva asserted.