The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism.
Rajasthan BJP on Sunday slammed state Congress chief Sachin Pilot alleging that he was trying to impress his party high command by making baseless statements against Chief Minister Vausandhra Raje, whom he had criticised a day before for "seeking" to repeal MGNREGA.
Underlining that every robust Parliament has a Leader of the Opposition, Congress on Sunday said "pampering the ego of BJP" by not having one in Lok Sabha will not do justice to the world`s largest democracy and semblance of balance in the House.
Former union minister Sachin Pilot Wednesday said the FIR filed against him and seven others, including former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, over allegations of corruption shows how state agencies are working on the BJP`s directions.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot and eight others have been named in an FIR filed in connection with an alleged ambulance scam under the NRHM, reports said on Wednesday.
Former Union minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said crime against women and incidents of rape have been rising alarmingly in the state since the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government took charge around five months ago.
Blame game surfaced in a feedback meeting of Rajasthan Congress on Friday which was held to ascertain reasons for the Lok Sabha polls debacle in the State where party could not win even a single seat out of the 25.
Union Minister Sachin Pilot, who cast his vote as polling for 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan began on Thursday, expressed confidence that his Congress party will emerge as a winner in these elections.
The fight for the Ajmer Lok Sabha seat has taken on an interesting prospect after the ruling BJP in Rajasthan decided to field a state minister and local Jat leader to challenge Union Minister and sitting MP, Congress`s Sachin Pilot.
Exuding confidence of positive results in favour of Congress in Lok Sabha elections, party`s Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot on Monday said BJP leaders have the misconception that they hold voters in their pockets.