Sachin Pilot gives sharp reaction after Gurjar leader’s remarks

The leader of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharh Samiti, Bainsla, has sparked new unrest by threatening to disrupt Gandhi’s yatra in the state if his demands, which include appointing Pilot, a well-known member of the community, the chief minister, are not met.

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Rahul Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra” is currently taking place in Rajasthan, and a day ago, Gurjar leader Vijay Singh Bainsla threatened to disrupt it. On Wednesday, according to the news agency PTI, Congressman Sachin Pilot distanced himself from the threat and predicted that the march would be successful in the state.

Slamming the BJP for trying to create “disturbances”, Pilot said, “No matter how hard the BJP tries, the yatra will be successful.” Pilot was replying to queries about Bainsla’s remark.

“The BJP may try to create disturbances, but it is ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ and it will be successful. We will all welcome the yatra with unity.” Pilot said this outside the party’s war room, where a conference had been called to go over the foot march preparations.

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The leader of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharh Samiti, Bainsla, has sparked new unrest by threatening to disrupt Gandhi’s yatra in the state if his demands, which include appointing Pilot, a well-known member of the community, the chief minister, are not met.

Bainsla has also charged that the Congress administration has broken its promises to the neighbourhood.

The Congress was reduced to 21 seats in the 2013 assembly elections, but the people gave it a mandate in the 2018 elections, Pilot said in response to Bainsla’s statements that the community had voted for the Congress believing that a Gurjar leader would be appointed chief minister.

Rajasthan’s former deputy chief minister expressed his certainty that the ‘yatra’ will be “historic” and that the populace is enthusiastic.

“People from all communities want the yatra to come to the state. From here, it will be a new beginning for the Congress…for elections and for the people of the state,” he said.

The Congress leader, who briefly attended the meeting in the war room, stated that although the exact date will be determined later, the yatra is anticipated to enter Rajasthan between December 3 and 6.

“The yatra will be taken out for 15-18 days and will culminate with a rally in Alwar. It will be a big rally in view of the assembly elections next year and will give a positive message,” he added.