|Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
17 December 2018
|Preceded by||Ajit Singh Mehta|
|5th Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan|
17 December 2018 – 14 July 2020
|Minister||Public Works Department.
Rural Development & Panchayati Raj. Science & Technology.Statistic
|Chief Minister||Ashok Gehlot|
|President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee|
13 January 2014 – 14 July 2020
|National President||Sonia Gandhi|
|Preceded by||C. P. Joshi|
|Succeeded by||Govind Singh Dotasra|
|Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Corporate Affairs|
29 October 2012 – 24 May 2014
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Veerappa Moily|
|Succeeded by||Arun Jaitley|
|Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology|
28 May 2009 – 28 October 2012
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
16 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Rasa Singh Rawat|
|Succeeded by||Sanwar Lal Jat|
17 May 2004 – 16 May 2009
|Preceded by||Rama Pilot|
|Succeeded by||Kirodi Lal Meena|
Sachin Rajesh Pilot
7 September 1977
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Rama Pilot (mother)
|Alma mater||University of Delhi (BA)|
University of Pennsylvania (MBA)
|Years of service||2011– present|
Sachin Pilot (born 7 September 1977) is an Indian politician who served as the MoS (Independent charge) Corporate Affairs & MoS Communication & IT, Government of India, Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and also President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. As Member of the Congress party, he has represented the Tonk assembly seat in Rajasthan since 2018. Sachin became the youngest citizen of India to become Member of Parliament.
Pilot was previously a member of the Indian Parliament for the Ajmer in 2009 and Dausa constituencies of Rajasthan, becoming the youngest member of parliament when he was elected from the latter seat in 2004, aged 26. He was unseated from the Lok Sabha during the 2014 election from Ajmer constituency. He served as the Minister of Corporate Affairs in the second Manmohan Singh Ministry.
He studied at Air Force Bal Bharati School, New Delhi, and holds a B.A. from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, a diploma in marketing from I.M.T. Ghaziabad and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He was employed with the Delhi Bureau of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and then with American multinational corporation General Motors for two years.
|2018||INC||Rajasthan Legislative Assembly||Tonk||Won|
Pilot was a member of the Lok Sabha's Standing Committee on Home Affairs and member of the Consultative Committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. In 2012, he became the Minister of Corporate Affairs in the second Manmohan Singh ministry.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he was again nominated from the Ajmer constituency and was defeated by a margin of 1,71,983 votes by Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MLA Sanwarlal Jat.
In the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections, Pilot won from the Tonk seat, after defeating Yunus Khan by a margin of 54,179 votes. It was speculated that Pilot, who was considered instrumental in the Congress's victory in the state, would be given the post of chief minister. On 17 December 2018, he was sworn in as Deputy chief Minister of Rajasthan under Ashok Gehlot.
On 13 July 2020, Pilot's office issued a statement saying that the government of chief minister Ashok Gehlot was in a minority. An aide of Pilot's indicated that he would not be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
After his revolt there was speculation that he would join the BJP, like his former colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia, but on 15 July 2020 he rejected the rumours and stated: "I am still a member of the Congress party".
The Rajasthan Speaker, C.P. Joshi, issued notices to 19 dissident Congress MLAs including Sachin Pilot on 14 July 2020 after the Rajasthan Congress passed a resolution that they be disqualified from the state Assembly as they had defied a party whip to attend two Congress Legislature Party meetings. Pilot challenged this notice in the Rajasthan High Court on 17 July 2020. The High Court asked the Speaker to defer action on disqualification notices till 21 July 2020.
Sachin Pilot married Sara Abdullah on 15 January 2004. Sara Abdullah is the daughter of Farooq Abdullah, chairman of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference and ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Together they have two sons, Aaran and Vehaan.
His father, Rajesh Pilot was also member of parliament and was also union minister.
Sachin Pilot on 6 September 2012 became the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as an officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father's footsteps to be in the armed forces. He is therefore known as Captain Pilot for being an officer in the Territorial Army. After being commissioned he said, "This has been my desire to join the army for very long as I wanted to have my links with the armed forces, like my father and grandfather. I am honoured to be part of this family."