Days after Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that the Congress will make a comeback in Rajasthan and he is healthy and fit to serve the people for another 15-20 years, his former deputy Sachin Pilot on Tuesday, without naming Gehlot, said that people don't stay in power forever.
The former deputy CM of Rajasthan added, " lekin jin logon ke andar ghamand aur ahankaar aa jaata hai ki ham jeevan ke antim kaal tak satta mein baithe rahenge main samajhata hoon wo galat hai. (But people who have arrogance would want to enjoy the power till the end of life. I think they are wrong)".
"What happened in Uttar Pradesh is unjust. I believe if people from the state will investigate the Lekhimpur violence incident it won't be right as they will try to save their own people", said Pilot while addressing an event to distribute land lease documents to locals in Tonk on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters in Tonk, Pilot demanded a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The pilot who was on a two-day tour to Tonk had to cut it short to join the delegation of Congress leaders heading to violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri.
Ruling out any tremors in the Congress in Rajasthan, the chief minister said that such stories are a plant by the media and have no actual bearing to it. "I don't know who tells them these stories. Suddenly after a political change in Punjab, the Delhi media started making stories about Rajasthan. Congress will complete its term and return to power".
Gehlot's speech puts a full stop to the anticipations of change of guard in Rajasthan which was anticipated by the media after the leadership change in Punjab. The Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's two meetings with Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot within a week had indicated high command's focus to track down the feud between the two factions in the desert state.