Sachin Pilot, he flies planes, loves to drive and has steered the Congress from the defeat in 2013 to the victory in Rajasthan. The 41-year-old Stephanian, from St Stephen’s College and Wharton graduate had sworn and made a vow in 2014 when the party lost in the Lok Sabha elections that he will not wear a turban until Congress returns to power.
With trends showing a 101–72 margin on Tuesday 11 Dec 2018, the win against the BJP is not as emphatic as the Congress would have wished, but to Pilot goes the credit of ensuring that his party came back to power by defeating the BJP’s Vasundhara Raje.
In 2013, when the Congress faced its worst defeat ever by winning just 21 seats against the BJP’s 163, party president Rahul Gandhi handed the reins of the state to this next-gen leader. Pilot accepted the challenge and refocused his attention from national politics to state level challenges.
Starting a new journey in his political career, he travelled the length and breadth of the Rajasthan to strengthen the party at the grass-root level and ensure its comeback.
The man who could well be a high-level corporate may still be Chief Minister of Rajasthan should the Congress leadership pick him. If not another significant position in an eminent capacity awaits Pilot.
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