BJP in ‘wait and watch’ mode

BJP in ‘wait and watch’ mode

Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot (R)

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 13

As the Congress battles to keep its house in order in Rajasthan, the BJP, having tackled a similar situation in MP earlier, is keeping a close watch.

Though it would like nothing better than to displace the Congress government in Jaipur, sources say the saffron party is closely watching as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot play out their moves.

While their claims of “having no hand” in the imbroglio appear far-fetched amid reports of Pilot “being in touch” with Union ministers, senior leaders say whether Gehlot manages to save his government or not, it will be a win-win situation for the BJP.

“One thing is for sure, only if Pilot has sufficient numbers to ensure the fall of the Gehlot government or have his say (in Congress), he will be in any position to bargain in future,” say political observers.

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