The simmering feud between the Chief Minister and his deputy exploded when Sachin Pilot received summons to answer questions on the alleged conspiracy. Mr Gehlot tried to sugar-coat the blow by claiming he had been summoned too, but Mr Pilot pointed out that as Chief Minister, he had sent himself one only as a fig leaf.
Wednesday, Mr Gehlot doubled down on the allegations against Mr Pilot, whom he has sacked as his deputy. "We have proof that horse-trading was being committed. Rs 20 crore was offered... Our deputy chief minister himself was doing the deal and was giving statements that no horse-trading was taking place. What clarifications are you giving when you yourself were involved in it," Mr Gehlot alleged.