Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)



lot and Pilot. “It is not the right time for me to speak,’’ said Maken when contacted by HT.

“However, there are vacancies in the Rajasthan government, and they are likely to be filled soon,” he added.

A cabinet reshuffle isn’t a straightfo­rward solution. There are nine vacancies in the Rajasthan cabinet as there can be 30 ministers but only 21 currently. Of the nine vacancies, three were created when Pilot supporters were sacked last year for the rebellion. Now, Pilot may want more of his supporters to find a place in the cabinet, but Gehlot is pitching for independen­ts and former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator­s who saved his government during the floor test last August.

“Just like Pilot may have been promised that his grievances

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