It is unfortunate that the people of Rajasthan are paying for the discord within the Congress, BJP national vice president and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Saturday in her first reaction on the spiraling political crisis in the state.

The Congress is trying to shift the blame on the BJP and the BJP leadership, Raje said as a question mark looms over the future of the Ashok Gehlot-led government following a bitter feud between the chief minister and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.

The interest of the people must be paramount for the government, Raje said while asking the state’s ruling Congress to think about the public.

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