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Ashok Gehlot attends Iftar party with Sachin Pilot after blaming him for son’s defeat

Gehlot lost to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat by over 3 lakh votes in Jodhpur.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2019 13:51 IST
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Earlier, Gehlot blamed Pilot, Rajasthan unit Congress chief, for the defeat of his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha polls. (Twitter/ Ashok Gehlot)

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday attended the Iftar party organised by Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee here. Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Gehlot blamed Pilot, Rajasthan unit Congress chief, for the defeat of his son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha polls.

In an interview to a news channel, Gehlot had said, “Sachin Pilot was quite confident that Vaibhav Gehlot will win from Jodhpur parliamentary constituency and therefore, I think he should take responsibility for at least this seat. He said we have six MLAs (legislators) and we have done very good campaigning there.”

When Gehlot was asked to comment on his statement, he said that he had already tweeted about this. “This was a reply to some questions during interview...Some sections of the media are making an unnecessary issue out of the context,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

Gehlot lost to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat by over 3 lakh votes in Jodhpur. The Congress lost all 25 parliamentary seats in Rajasthan within six months of forming the government in the state. The BJP swept 24 seats while a seat went to its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP).

First Published: Jun 05, 2019 12:31 IST