Jaipur, June 4: Amid the rift in Rajasthan Congress over Lok Sabha Elections debacle, a party MLA on Wednesday said that Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot should be made the CM replacing Ashok Gehlot. Todabhim MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Prithviraj Meena said that Gehlot should take responsibility for election drubbing after it failed to win any of the 25 parliamentary seats in the state.
"A chief minister is responsible for an election defeat when the party is in power and when it is in the opposition, the responsibility lies with the party president.," Meena told reporters at the party office in Jaipur. He also said that state CM is not much impactful as Jatt and Gujar communities are unhappy. Rajasthan Congress' Infighting Out in Public After Lok Sabha Polls Debacle; Ashok Gehlot Blames Sachin Pilot For Son's Defeat.
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Congress MLA Prithviraj Meena: Sachin Pilot CM banna chaiye, uski wajah se bahumat aayatha. Unka (Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot ) prabhav nahi raha ab. Jat naraz, Gurjar naraz, vote dega kaun? Yuva aadmi CM banta hai kuch karta hai. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/2jJmxGDGJ7
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On Tuesday, Meena expressed his displeasure over Gehlot's remark in a television interview that Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot should take responsibility for Vaibhav Gehlot's defeat from Jodhpur, saying that the move was against the party's interest. Out of 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party won 24 seats and its alliance Rashtriya Loktantrik Party won remaining one seat.