Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has said that his deputy Sachin Pilot should take responsibility for the defeat of his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat.
Vaibhav, who was making his political debut from Jodhpur against sitting MP and union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, lost by over 3 lakh votes. Ashok Gehlot said there should be a post-mortem of Congress performance in Rajasthan.
“Sachin Pilot said we will win Jodhpur with comfortable margin as we have six MLAs in the constituency. Our campaign was good. I feel he (Sachin Pilot) should own responsibility for that seat (Jodhpur) at least,” Gehlot added.
Asked if Sachin Pilot had recommended Vaibhav’s name for the Jodpur seat, Ashok Gehlot said, “It’s a good thing if he says so. This will help dispel reports of differences between us.”
The BJP won all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan, less than six months after the Congress wrested power from Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government.