Internal rift on the rise in Cong; Pilot slams Gehlot
New Delhi: Even though the Congress leaders at different levels are trying to present themselves as a 'united' lot, but in "reality" it's totally different as internal rift is on the rise among the leaders of every rank.
In a recent development, deputy chief minister of Rajasthan and senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot openly criticised the law and order situation in the state by saying that the government needs to do more.
"It is true that we should pay more attention to law and order. A lot of incidents have just happened which should not be repeated. Whether it is from Dhaulpur or Alwar, these are disturbing events," Pilot said. Notably, senior Congress leader and chief minister Ashok Gehlot is also the Home Minister of the state.
Further elaborating, Pilot said, "Communal incidents have happened. Jails have been broken. Ensuring law and order is an important part of the government's jobs. My daughters should be safe." On September 6, a notorious criminal from Haryana had escaped from a police station in Alwar district, where he was held, after more than a dozen men barged in and opened indiscriminate firing. Pilot's comments come at a time when the Congress is reportedly facing an internal tussle in Rajasthan.
Recently, Pilot had lambasted his own government headed by Gehlot, saying that the investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Pehlu Khan case should have been ordered earlier.
Earlier on Tuesday, actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar had resigned from the party over 'petty in-house politics' In a statement, Matondkar said that she was upset by the failure of the party's leadership to put the house in order after the election debacle and the inaction against leaders responsible for the poor show. In another major blow to the party, former minister and senior leader Kripa Shankar Singh also quit the party on Tuesday.
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