SACHIN TAKES GUARD

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Sachin Pi­lot, 36, who took over as the Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee chief of Ra­jasthan in Jan­uary, is slowly build­ing his base. He has been trav­el­ling across the state to meet dis­grun­tled work­ers and ad­dress their con­cerns. On Fe­bru­ary 20, he led a march protest­ing against the state BJP govern­ment’s dec­la­ra­tion that it will scrap the Jaipur Metro and Barmer Re­fin­ery projects. Pi­lot in­sists his protest bore fruit—Chief Min­is­ter Va­sund­hara Raje an­nounced later that she would pro­vide Rs 888 crore for both projects. It re­mains to be seen whether he gets sim­i­lar co­op­er­a­tion from for­mer chief min­is­ter Ashok Gehlot, who is sulk­ing af­ter be­ing side­lined by the Congress.

VIKRAM SHARMA

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