Why Sachin Pilot Refused to Wear the Traditional Turban While Campaigning in Rajasthan
Sachin Pilot exuded confidence that the Congress will form the government in Rajasthan and he will wear the 'safa' once again after the results for assembly polls, scheduled to be held on Friday, are announced on December 11.
File photo of Congress leader Sachin Pilot.
Jaipur: Come December 11, Congress leader Sachin Pilot will be hoping to not just celebrate a Congress win in Rajasthan, but also sport a 'safa', a traditional turban, after four years.
The Rajasthan Congress chief had pledged in 2014 to not wear the traditional headgear till the party returns to power in the state.
Pilot exuded confidence that the Congress will form the government in Rajasthan and he will wear the 'safa' once again after the results for assembly polls, scheduled to be held on Friday, are announced on December 11.
"After the party suffered a major defeat in 2014, I pledged to not wear a 'safa' till it returns to power. I decided to give up wearing the 'safa', which I love wearing as a symbol of culture," he told PTI Wednesday when asked about his resolution.
Pilot said people gifted him 'safas' on several occasions while he was campaigning for the assembly polls.
Instead of wearing them, he said, he would put them down after touching them to his forehead.
"I am quite hopeful that people's blessings will make sure that the Congress wins the elections and I will be able to wear the 'safa' once again," he said.
The 41-year-old Congress leader is contesting the state poll for the first time from Muslim-dominated Tonk constituency. He is pitted against BJP candidate Yoonus Khan.
Pilot has been a former MP from Dausa and then from Ajmer.
The Congress had faced a drubbing in the state in 2013 assembly polls and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- India vs West Indies 2019: Kohli Needs to be Consistent in Selection: Ganguly
- Sophie Turner Dances Arm in Arm with Priyanka Chopra's Mother
- Woman Whose Rendition of Lata Mangeshkar Classic Went Viral Records Song
- Metz M55G2 4K Android TV Review: So Good, it Should Cost a Lot More Than Rs 42,990
- 'Choked' by Husband’s Extreme Love and Affection, UAE Woman Seeks Divorce