Sachin Pilot Vows Opposition’s Vigilance Against NDA’s Arbitrary Rule

Congress leader Sachin Pilot declared that the opposition will not permit the NDA government to function arbitrarily, following a fractured mandate in the recent elections. Speaking in Tonk, he highlighted opposition unity and the need to hold the government accountable. Pilot also condemned the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI | Jaipur | Updated: 10-06-2024 17:49 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 17:49 IST
Sachin Pilot Vows Opposition’s Vigilance Against NDA’s Arbitrary Rule
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Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday asserted that the opposition will not allow the new BJP-led NDA government to operate in an 'arbitrary' manner, in light of the fractured mandate from the recent Lok Sabha polls.

Speaking to reporters in Tonk, where he inaugurated a 'Shaheed Smarak,' the former Rajasthan deputy chief minister expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi.

Despite the seeming inevitability of Modi's third term, it did not come with the overwhelming mandate forecasted, as the Congress and its allies in the INDIA bloc mounted a robust challenge to the BJP, particularly in strongholds like Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

'It is a fractured mandate. It is not a mandate for any single party to form the government. It is an alliance government, so it will not be able to work with the kind of attitude it had over the past 10 years,' Pilot remarked in Tonk.

He refrained from commenting on future developments but hinted at changes in the NDA government's approach.

'Opposition members have won in large numbers, and the arbitrary actions seen in parliament previously will no longer be tolerated,' he said.

Pilot emphasized that the opposition and the INDIA bloc will maintain vigilance over the government both inside and outside the parliament, ensuring accountability.

Addressing a query about the terror attack, Pilot said, 'It is heart-wrenching that an attack occurred on devotees. There can be no greater sin than this.' He urged for decisive action from the police and administration, especially with upcoming assembly elections.

'The government can't merely offer condolences but must firmly address those responsible for such heinous attacks,' he concluded.

Terrorists targeted a bus carrying pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday, resulting in nine deaths and 41 injuries.

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