New Delhi: Amid ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Union Minister and RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale has praised sacked Congress leader Sachin Pilot and welcomed his decision to take a stand against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
In a video posted on Twitter, Athawale on Tuesday said, "Sachin Pilot has taken the right decision by resigning from the Congress. I welcome his decision. Sachin Pilotji should move ahead for the development of Rajasthan under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
राजस्थान मे सचिन पायलट जी ने काँग्रेस का इस्तीफा देकर सही निर्णय लिया है. उनके निर्णय का में स्वागत करता हूं! सचिन पायलटजी ने प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के नेतृत्व में राजस्थान के विकास के लिये आगे बढना चाहिये ! @SachinPilot pic.twitter.com/LqgsTQcpM6
— Dr.Ramdas Athawale (@RamdasAthawale) July 14, 2020
Athawale, a BJP ally who heads the RPI (A), said the Congress will lose power in the desert state if Pilot and MLAs supporting him join hands with the BJP.
Athawale said Pilot was allegedly not being respected by the Congress and chief minister Gehlot. A BJP government will come to power automatically in Rajasthan if Sachin Pilot and the 30 MLAs supporting him come with the BJP.
Congress has already lost power in Madhya Pradesh, it is about to lose power in Rajasthan and after that, the Maharashtra government too will not last long.
Athawale has also appealed to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar to snap ties with the Shiv Sena and join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The Union Minister said that there should be a grand alliance of BJP, NCP and RPI (A) in Maharashtra, where the days of Uddhav Thackeray government are numbers.
Athawale said the NCP’s tie-up with the Congress and the Shiv Sena was not beneficial to it, adding “The NCP’s decision to support the Shiv Sena is not giving any benefit to the NCP. If Pawar sahab wants the country’s development and that the Centre gives more fund for the development of Maharashtra, then he should take the decision to support (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi ji and he should think about joining NDA (National Democratic Alliance).”
The video posted in Hindi on Twitter, Athawale said, “The country and Maharashtra will benefit from his vast experience.”
In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress came together to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government headed by Uddhav Thackeray in November last year.