After removing rebel Sachin Pilot from the post of Rajasthan Congress chief, the party on Tuesday, July 14, appointed leader Govind Singh Dotasra as the new state party chief.
The Rajasthan Congress earlier today sacked Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and also removed him from the post of the state party chief after he skipped the second meeting of MLAs today.
Senior Congress leader Surjewala said, "I regret that Sachin Pilot and some of his associates have been swayed by the BJP's plot and are now conspiring to topple the Congress govt elected by 8 crore Rajasthanis. It is unacceptable."
Today's CLP meet passed resolutions to sack Sachin Pilot
The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting held today passed resolutions to sack Sachin Pilot as the Rajasthan Congress chief. It also authorised state CM Ashok Gehlot to remove the rebel leader as his deputy CM.
Gehlot not only sacked Pilot as his deputy but also dropped two of the Pilot's loyalist ministers, identified as Ramesh Meena and Vishwendra Singh.
However, Ashok Gehlot did not address the press after the CLP meeting, instead went straight to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra to inform him about the reshuffling of the state cabinet.