Sachin Pilot camp releases video of loyalist MLAs amid deepening Rajasthan crisis

Rajasthan Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh and a close aide of Rajasthan, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Monday released a video of around 15 MLAs relaxing at a hotel in Haryana’s Manesar amid the deepening political crisis in Rajasthan. The video tweeted by Singh was captioned “Family”.

Congress MLAs including Inder Raj Gurjar, PR Meena, GR Khatana and Harish Meena can be seen in the video.

The 10-second video was released by Pilot camp hours after the Congress announced a second legislature party meeting on Tuesday and issued a whip for all Rajasthan MLAs to attend the meeting or face disciplinary action.

In the video, the MLAs loyal to Pilot can be seen relaxing in the garden of the hotel, sending a strong message to Congress leadership that the Deputy CM is in no mood to relent and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot will have to face tough times to safeguard his government.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who has openly rebelled against his party, on Sunday claimed he has the support of 30 MLAs and that the Ashok Gehlot government is in minority.

Though Mr Pilot is not seen in the video, some of the MLAs could be seen facing the camera. Mr Pilot’s team has not disclosed the location where it was shot.