With only a little time remaining for Lok Sabha elections, the desperation in BJP can be seen easily. The major reason behind this is the participation of Sachin Pilot in the recently held assembly elections which became an eminent threat to the saffron party. The last four years of Vasundhra Raje government have proved increasingly stressful for the common people of Rajasthan. The introduction of such a strong contender as Pilot, in the opposition, has eliminated every single possibility for BJP to stand a chance in the Rajasthan elections.
The strong will that Sachin Pilot has, has made him one of the most beloved leaders of common masses. In this political arena, he is considered as a tough politician who can overcome tough situations. After the jaw-dropping defeat of Congress in 2013, Pilot took the command of the party in his own hands. He started with the tour of the entire state of Rajasthan, which is the largest geographical state in the nation. He met with other Congress members who were demoralized due to the results of the 2013 elections. Pilot involved himself in meeting with his party members regularly while maintaining good relationships with the senior leaders of Congress party like Ashok Gehlot and CP Joshi.
His endless efforts to maintain the integrity of Congress party in Rajasthan are worth mentioning. His methods of approaching senior leaders and other prominent party members of Congress have grabbed the attention of the BJP , which is the biggest rival of Congress in India. His different approach to reach out to people has given birth to rumors that Pilot is drifting away from the senior leaders of Congress party. Pilot addressed the media on these issues that were being circulated by the opposition party and told them that he is fortunate to get support from senior leaders of Congress and is going to work toward the development of the state under their guidance.
Sachin Pilot has travelled thousands of kilometers to ensure proper booth management. He has been instrumental in jump-starting the campaign “Mera booth, Mera gaurav”. Under his administration, Congress has witnessed a huge success in by-poll results. It is also a notable fact that after making Sachin Pilot in charge, Congress has won four out of six assembly seats. The vote share of the Congress party has increased significantly due to the efforts of Sachin Pilot in the Rajasthan elections. As all the parties are gearing up to participate in the upcoming elections, Pilot has maintained a lead over currently ruling BJP party in the state by jump starting Congress’ campaign. Under Pilot’s guidance, Congress party members came up with different strategies like door-to-door canvassing to increase their vote share in the elections. Pilot has strategised such approaches to read out for the voters and educate them about the policies and programmes that are structured in the manifesto of Congress party for 2019 elections. In an interview, Pilot told the media that their party is trying to reach out to as many people as possible before the elections. His dedication to this concept can be easily seen by the fact that he has been travelling to two or three different cities in a single day to reach out to the people and assess their problems. The average distance between any two cities in Rajasthan is approximately 250 km or more. Sachin Pilot’s Rajasthan election campaign has given birth to a new approach of political upbringing which can be troublesome for the opposition party in upcoming elections.
Sachin Pilot has openly criticized Varundhra Raje led BJP government for the increasing corruption in the state and the party’s failure to bring any significant development project in Rajasthan in the last 4 years. He had openly challenged Vasundhara Raje for her involvement in mining scam and the failing law and order situation of the state under her administration. The success of Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan election is coupled by the fact that BJP has lost its credibility and faith in the eyes of common people. Sachin Pilot’s Rajasthan victory may result in his crowning as the Chief Minister of the state. He had made it clear to the media and common people that he is willing to accept any position in the party or state to work for the interest of people.
Where BJP is trying to increase their vote bank by playing the card of communal polarisation to divert the minds of people from their failure in last 4 years, Sachin Pilot has been instrumental in working for A solution of problems faced by common people.