“PM had similarly praised Ghulam Nabi Azad”: Sachin Pilot on PM’s praise for Ashok Gehlot

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Ashok Gehlot at a government function, Congress’s Sachin Pilot said that it “should not be taken lightly” by the party.

“The PM had similarly praised Ghulam Nabi Azad in Parliament. We saw what happened after that,” said former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot.

Veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad left the party recently.

Pilot said: “We all witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s praises during his visit to the Mangarh Dham. We all have seen similar things earlier in the Rajya Sabha as well when the PM heaped praises on former Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad on his farewell day. Everybody knows what happened after that. It is an interesting development yesterday and should not be taken lightly.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared the dais with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the event.

PM Modi said. “Ashok Gehlot ji and I had worked together as CMs. He was the most senior in our lot of CMs. He is still one of the senior-most CMs among those who are sitting on the stage right now.”

Gehlot said in his speech: “When PM Modi goes abroad, he receives great honour because he is PM of the nation of Gandhi where democracy is deep-rooted. When the world realises this, they feel proud that the PM of that country is coming to them.”