Defying the Congress diktat, which said his protest is “against the party’s interests and is anti-party activity”, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot sat on a day-long dharna in Jaipur Tuesdaydemanding action in corruption casesduring Vasundhara Raje’s tenures as the chief minister.
Arriving at Shaheed Smarak at around 11 am, Pilot garlanded the photos of Mahatma Gandhi and Jyotirao Phule on the dais, before sitting on the stage as patriotic songs, including Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon, Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge, Ae Watan Tere Liye, Mera Rang De Basanti Chola, and Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, played in the background.
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The dharna is being organised on social reformer Jyotirao Phule’s birth anniversary. “Corruption is an issue which touches the public, and is a big issue towards reforming the society, hence the inspiration to sit on a protest on his Jayanti,” Pilot had said earlier.
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Launching an attack on Ashok Gehlot, Pilot had accused the Chief Minister of sitting on corruption cases under the previous Vasundhara Raje government.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
Pilot will not speak during his day-long protest, which will go on till about 4 pm in the evening.Don't miss | Sachin Pilot brings up old ghosts for Congress: Scindia to Singh Deo, almost CMs and tough choices
At the protest site, his supporters chanted, “Humara CM Kaisa Ho, Sachin Pilot Jaisa Ho,” and “I love you, I love you, Sachin Pilot, I love you,” while also demanding action in corruption cases.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Apart from hundreds of Congress workers, Congress leader and President and Founder of Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha, Pandit Suresh Mishra, and former Jaipur mayor Jyoti Khandelwal accompanied Pilot on the stage.