Like Jyotiraditya Scindia, the top post in the state had eluded Sachin Pilot (File)
In his first comments on the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia from the Congress, Sachin Pilot today said it was "unfortunate" and that he wished it could have been resolved "collaboratively". Mr Scindia, sidelined in the party and the state, quit the Congress yesterday. This afternoon, he joined the BJP.
"Unfortunate to see @JM_Scindia parting ways with @INCIndia. I wish things could have been resolved collaboratively within the party," Sachin Pilot's tweet read.
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) March 11, 2020
Since Mr Scindia's exit, all eyes have been on the Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister, whose relation with his boss has been frosty for months.
Like Mr Scindia, the top post in the state had eluded Mr Pilot.
After the assembly election of 2018, Rahul Gandhi had persuaded him to give up his claim for the Chief Minister's post when Mr Gehlot had convinced the leadership that he would be able to deliver good results in the Lok Sabha election.