If I Come To Fight, Then Only One Will Be Left: Raj Min Attacks Pilot

JAIPUR | Updated: 13 September, 2022 6:55 pm IST
Rajasthan sports minister Ashok Chandna

It’s an irony of sorts. At a time when Congress has launched the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ claiming to “unite India”, its own house is apparently in disarray.

Rajasthan’s sports minister Ashok Chandna launched a scathing attack on former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot on Monday after shoes were allegedly thrown by Pilot’s supporters towards a stage where the minister was present.

He tweeted, “If Sachin Pilot becomes the Chief Minister by throwing a shoe at me, then he should be made soon because today I do not feel like fighting.” Further, he said that “if I come to fight, then only one will be left and I do not want this”.


Chandna tweeted the jibe after a programme organized before the immersion of ashes of Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla in Pushkar, Rajasthan on Monday. Both Chandna and Pilot are from the Gurjar community.

According to locals, when Chandna reached the stage to deliver his speech, people hurled footwear at him and raised slogans like ‘Sachin Pilot Zindabad’.

Pilot’s supporters were reportedly upset over the former deputy chief minister not being invited to the event. He is yet to make any statement in this regard.

On Monday evening, Chandna also took a swipe at Churu BJP MLA Rajendra Rathore. He tweeted, “Today a wonderful sight was seen when Rajendra Rathore, who ordered the killing of 72 people when he was the cabinet minister, was applauded when he came on the stage and shoes were thrown at those whose family members went to jail during the Gurjar agitation.”


Reacting to this, Churu MLA Rajendra Rathod attacked Chandna on Twitter saying: “Don’t talk about history. A lot of water has flown under the bridge. In 2018, under whose patronage were you made the state president of the Youth Congress in Rajasthan? You have used such derogatory language that doesn’t befit a democracy. It is the language of arrogance and pride.”


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