Rajasthan Politics: With the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan later this year, the dynamics among party leaders have begun to unfold. Former Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot has been openly criticizing his own party's government.
Now, the Rajasthan Congress has suffered a significant blow with the departure of the former Union Minister for Rural Development, Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, Subhash Maharia.
Maharia has officially resigned from Congress and submitted his resignation to the National President of the party, Mallikarjun Kharge. Speculations are rife about Maharia joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on May 19th itself.
In his resignation letter, Maharia vehemently criticized the Rajasthan government and highlighted his dedicated efforts for the party on the ground.
He highlighted the extensive groundwork carried out alongside party workers after joining the Congress, emphasizing that this effort led to the party securing victory in eight seats within the Sikar Lok Sabha constituency and ultimately forming the government in the state.
In regard to the Gehlot government, Maharia expressed, "We traversed from village to village, assuring the people that every promise outlined in the election manifesto would be fulfilled upon the formation of a Congress government."
Criticizing the administration led by Ashok Gehlot, Maharia highlighted the sentiments of farmers and youth who feel deceived after casting their votes based on promises of loan waivers and employment opportunities. He further accused the government of disregarding all the commitments made during the election campaign.
Pointing to the Congress party's loss in all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state during the 2019 general elections, the former Union Minister highlighted the absence of any review meeting conducted in all these years.
He further alleged negligence towards grassroots workers and expressed that under such circumstances, it becomes impractical to continue working while being affiliated with the party.
Notably, Sachin Pilot has also opened a front against his own party's government. Pilot has been raising concerns about the paper leak and other issues, as well as highlighting instances of corruption during Vasundhara Raje's government.
In a recent development, he embarked on a five-day Jan Sangharsh Yatra from Ajmer to Jaipur.