Congress Rajasthan President Sachin Pilot speaking to reporters on Tuesday
Congress Rajasthan President Sachin Pilot speaking to reporters on Tuesday

Rajasthan polls: Pilot says people have expressed anger against BJP

ANI | Updated: Dec 11, 2018 11:54 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec 11 (ANI) As the Congress appeared set for victory in Rajasthan, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday that the people of the state had expressed their anger against the ruling BJP through the ballot in the state.
He said the BJP had "betrayed the trust" of the people of the state over the last five years and the Congress had got what it had expected.
Pilot, who is seen as a front runner for the chief ministership, however, was non-committal on the issue,, saying it will be decided by the Congress high command and party president Rahul Gandhi.
"We are getting clear majority.. We are headed for victory, not only in Rajasthan but also in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh," Pilot told reporters here as the trends gave a lead to his party.
Commenting on the poll results, the former union minister said it was a reflection of public anger against the BJP, which is ruling at the Centre and was in power in the state as well.
"There was betrayal of trust of the people by the BJP... I am satisfied that we got what we had expected," he added.
"This is a victory of the public. I thank the voters for giving us this mandate," Pilot said, even as he said that final results should be awaited.
He also credited the victory to the struggle of the Congress workers over the last five years.
On the question of chief ministership, Pilot said, "who gets what post is to be decided by the high command, Rahul Gandhi and the legislators."
Along with Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot is also a contender for the top post in the state.(ANI)