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Cornered for now, Sachin Pilot will be waiting for another chance to strike

He has an undeniable following in the party. But after being deputy chief minister, being an ordinary MLA will chafe.

Sachin Pilot

FILE PHOTO: Unless there is a strong second line of leadership in the Congress in Rajasthan, Pilot or others like him will be waiting in the wings.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Soon after results of bypolls in Rajasthan’s Ajmer Lok Sabha (LS) constituency were announced, the victorious Congress candidate Raghu Sharma appeared on a television news channel where Congress Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot was being interviewed and fell at his feet. Then, when the interviewer turned to Sharma, the Congress candidate bent again to touch Pilot’s feet. Television recorded it live.

That was in February 2018.

In December the same year, Sharma resigned from the LS to contest Assembly elections in Rajasthan (he won from Kekri, a part of the Ajmer LS constituency) and became health minister in the Ashok

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First Published: Jul 15 2020 | 8:45 PM IST

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