AAP just wants to ‘stay in the headlines’, not addressing real issues: Sachin Pilot

Corporate Affairs Minsiter Sachin Pilot has lashed out at AAP for not addressing real issues.

New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2014 9:03 pm
Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot lashes out at AAp for not adhering to its promises. Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot lashed out at AAP for not adhering to its promises.

Attacking AAP government in Delhi, Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot said that the issues on which Congress gave support to AAP were not being addressed and the party was bringing up new issues “to stay in the headlines”. “The issues on which our party supported AAP, which had made a lot of promises…that is not happening. We had said ‘take up those issues and take our support for five years’. But those were forgotten and they come out with new issues. Be it right or wrong or will the people get benefited by it or not… it is not primary to them…,” Pilot said.

The Union Minister, who participated in the Panchayat Aajtak conclave, denied speculations that Congress was trying to cut into BJP votes with the help of AAP. On the recent loss in four states in the Assembly elections, Pilot, who was appointed the Rajasthan Congress chief, said his party accepted the loss, and whatever be the reason, the party has borne the political damage, and observed that inflation was one of the reasons for the Rajasthan loss.

Replying to a query, he said no minister can individually raise gas prices. “Prices are set after a discussion,” he said. Pilot also asserted that the perception that all private players are dishonest is wrong. “We benefited due to the arrival of private companies. Look at the aviation sector,” he said, while cautioning that “due process has to be followed.”

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First Published on: February 13, 2014 8:53 pm
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    manish
    Feb 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    which issues has congress addressed exactly? [Apart from scamming the country billions]
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      manish
      Feb 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm
      which issues has congress addressed exactly? [Apart from scamming the country billions]
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        Manish Parashar
        Feb 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
        Kejriwal and co have been blinding everyone with their flashy promises which they aren't going to keep. Their main aim is to enter Lok Sabha and not do anything for the Delhi public which voted for them.
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          Manish Parashar
          Feb 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
          Kejriwal and co have been blinding everyone with their flashy promises which they aren't going to keep. Their main aim is to enter Lok Sabha and not do anything for the Delhi public which voted for them.
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            manish
            Feb 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm
            there you have something from a sensible youthful leader. Sachin pilot should address the media more often. It will benefit the party's image to great extent.
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              manish
              Feb 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm
              there you have something from a sensible youthful leader. Sachin pilot should address the media more often. It will benefit the party's image to great extent.
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                robin sehgal
                Feb 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm
                Leaders like Sachin and Jyotiraditya are the future of India. These are the ones who will match Rahul step for step and be the forebearers of the party's torch ahead.
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                  robin sehgal
                  Feb 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm
                  Leaders like Sachin and Jyotiraditya are the future of India. These are the ones who will match Rahul step for step and be the forebearers of the party's torch ahead.
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                    vaibhav gaur
                    Feb 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm
                    having sat on all its promises, the AAP are building a feeling of withdrawing support from them soon. and when that happens, they will again blame the Congress for this.
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                      vaibhav gaur
                      Feb 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm
                      having sat on all its promises, the AAP are building a feeling of withdrawing support from them soon. and when that happens, they will again blame the Congress for this.
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