Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot says 'not joining BJP'

Jaipur: Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has declared an open revolt against the Congress, said that he is 'not joining the BJP'.

His assertion came amid reports of his likely meeting with BJP chief J.P Nadda.

Pilot is camping in Delhi and is set to skip a big show of strength in Jaipur of Congress MLAs ordered to attend a meeting at Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's home.

The 42-year-old, who is also the chief of the Rajasthan Congress, claims the support of 30 MLAs, enough to bring down the government led by his arch-rival Ashok Gehlot.

The Congress has disputed his claim; the party says it has 109 MLAs - the half-way mark in the 200-strong assembly is 101 - and Pilot has 16 MLAs.

 

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