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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Congress' Sachin Pilot praises rival Vasundhara Raje for standing up against BJP president Amit Shah

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 November 2018, 12:17 IST
Vasundhara Raje and Sachin Pilota

As the Rajasthan Assembly election is around the corner, and the Congress’ Sachin Pilot has praised rival Vashundhara Raje for standing up against the BJP president Amit Shah.

Sachin was speaking at an event organized by the NDTV, here in New Delhi and said that she did a job which no other person could do in the entire party and the “whole nation.”

The Rajasthan Congress chief was asked to tell two praises about his rival and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, as Rahul Gandhi had earlier said that he would the politics of love and not hate.

What she did is to show Amit Shah his place. Nobody in the BJP has been able to do that. She actually stood her ground and for 75 days, that cold war went on,” said Sachin Pilot, while praising the BJP leader.

Actually in July this year, in the by-poll election, the BJP had lost miserably and Amit Shah then tried to install his own candidate for the upcoming State Assembly Election, named Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, but he failed as Vasundhara Raje took a firm stand against the move.

She actually said I don't want the man that he wants. If you ask BJP people, no other person in the whole nation has done that,” Pilot added.

Elaborating about the second praise, “he's a woman who we all respect as an individual," said the Congress leader, exhausting his reserve of praise for Vasundhara Raje. "But her term in office, her governance, arrogance, her sense of cutting off people.”

Pilot then targeted the BJP leader saying, “Vasundhara-ji made 611 promises. How many of them have been implemented.”

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First published: 16 November 2018, 12:17 IST
 
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