Desert Dunes

Rebel Pilot loses the respect of the masses

Sachin Pilot has gone from a warrior, who was expected to quit the party and seek a fresh mandate, to taking a cautious approach to somehow retain the assembly membership.

 |  Desert Dunes  |  1-minute read |   29-07-2020
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Sachin Pilot finally decided to take Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot head on through his rebellion. It made big news when his statement, which some reporters attributed directly to him while his advisor and office claimed to others, that with the support of 30 MLAs, he has reduced the Ashok Gehlot government to a minority.

main_sachin-pilot_re_072920110843.jpgFormer deputy CM Sachin Pilot. (Photo: Reuters)

Pilot has gone from a warrior, who was expected to quit the party and resign from assembly and seek fresh mandate either by joining BJP or floating a new party, to taking a cautious approach to somehow retain the assembly membership and work for the fall of the government of the party he claims he is loyal to. Unlike Gehlot and the Congress leaders, Pilot and his rebels are in isolation. They’re not accessible to the media, the speaker and the police is probing their role in horse-trading. Pilot will now carry an image of one who betrayed the party, even if he goes for the by-poll by quitting the assembly or becomes a chief minister by any means unless he leads the party he chooses to a good performance. If we look at history, leaders who toppled governments of parties that built them up to become chief minister or prime minister, cease to command respect from the masses. 

(Courtesy of Mail Today)

Also read: Pushing Pilot out of cockpit

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The writer is Senior Editor, India Today. He is based in Jaipur.

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