Shashi Tharoor worried over Sachin Pilot’s exit

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has said he was sad to see Sachin Pilot leave the Congress.

He asserted that instead of parting, the former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister should have joined the effort to make the party a more effective instrument for ‘his and our dreams’.

“I am sad to see Sachin Pilot leave Congress. I consider him one of our best and brightest, and wish it had not come to this. Instead of parting, he should have joined the effort to make the party a better and more effective instrument for his, and our, dreams”, he tweeted.

However, when asked on Twitter whether Pilot had left the party, Tharoor said, “Not formally. I certainly hope that reconciliation is still possible. The events of the last few days led me to draw an obvious inference.”

Pilot, who was forced to stand down from the contention for the Chief Minister’s post in 2018, was on Tuesday sacked from his Deputy Chief Minister and the Rajasthan Congress chief posts.

 

NT Bureau