He also said that it was he who recommended withdrawal of resignations to Speaker CP Joshi and that is why they were not accepted.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot targeted the opposition and said that "if the Governor had read the address in full, the BJP would have lost its ground because there are so many achievements in our regime
This is the fourth day in a row when Pilot has attacked the government of his party in the state led by Gehlot, with whom he is in a power tussle ever since the Congress formed the government.
Rajasthan Congress chief said the public rallies held are only Pilot’s personal initiative.
The Rajasthan second-grade teacher recruitment exam paper was leaked last month, following which the test was cancelled.
It is noteworthy that while the Gehlot government has nabbed and arrested several touts from the paper leak gang, the Rajasthan police have been unable to catch the kingpin of the paper leak racket.
BJP has rubbished his remarks as a sign of arrogance and claims the minister’s statement reflects the deep rift in the ruling Congress where many are aspirants for Chair.
The exam paper of the general knowledge test for second-grade teacher recruitment which was conducted by RPSC on 24 December had been leaked and had caused embarrassment to the Gehlot government.
According to sources, the disputed order has been withdrawn on the instructions of CM and Home Minister.
Gehlot also said if needed, the identity of those held in the bribery case by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) in the state will be revealed to set a stricter precedent for others.
Over 90 MLAs of the Gehlot faction, who resigned after boycotting the Congress Legislature Party meeting on September 25, have now been asked to withdraw their resignations.
Randhawa too asked party delegates to maintain discipline and work with patience without hankering after posts.
Clearly, with assembly elections due next year, the Congress is worried about the impact of the bitter power struggle between CM Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
Barely a few days after Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra left Rajasthan, Gehlot asserted that nobody can become CM only with the support of one caste.
The tourism season in Rajasthan is at its peak now with top destinations like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Udaipur packed with travellers, despite Covid fears.
Gehlot's statement has come amid demands from a section to make his bete noire Sachin Pilot as the chief minister, who belongs to the Gujjar community.
After a recent decision to give free smartphones to 1.35 crore women, CM Gehlot said that poor families in the state will get domestic cooking gas cylinders for Rs 500 from next year.
The yatra will enter Delhi on December 24, and after a break of about eight days, move on to Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and finally, Jammu and Kashmir.
The escalation of the Gehlot-Pilot rift just ahead of the entry of yatra into the desert state had put the party in a spot but Venugopal's visit to the state last week calmed tempers.
Party plans string of events to mark four years of Gehlot govt, 100 days of Bharat Jodo Yatra