Jaipur: In the assembly elections of Rajasthan to be held later this year, the BJP will contest under the collective leadership. However, as part of the strategy, former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be kept ahead in the election campaign. The BJP is trying to take advantage of the anti-incumbency and infighting against the Congress government in the state, but its own internal contradictions are no less.
A year before the assembly elections in Rajasthan, the BJP, which has been rocked by state-wide public protests, is trying to maintain the custom of changing power in this state usually every five years. The BJP is considering the political conditions and atmosphere of the state in its favor. The biggest weakness of Congress is the tussle between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and another big leader Sachin Pilot. Two years ago, he also had to face a major internal rebellion.
According to sources, the BJP leadership in Rajasthan has made up its mind to move ahead in the present form instead of doing any more experiments. Without giving preference to anyone in pro and anti-Vasundhara camps, only collective leadership will be talked about. Vasundhara Raje is his helplessness. In fact, in the last six years, his efforts to replace Vasundhara with a new leadership have not been successful.
The BJP has been relentlessly campaigning against the Congress in the state and is working on a strategy for a big win in the year-end elections. BJP has made paper leak a big issue here. Papers related to all examinations including Patwari, teacher have been leaked 16 times. Congress leader Sachin Pilot is also putting his government in the dock on this issue. BJP’s in-charge and general secretary Arun Singh says that there is complete anarchy in the state. The people of the state, especially the youth, are angry. The farmer is upset and the law and order situation in the state has collapsed. Atrocities are being committed on women and Dalits.
It may be noted that the BJP has recently not only activated its workers in every assembly constituency of the state for Jan Aakrosh Yatras, but has also made its wide reach to the public. During this, 52 programs of central leaders took place. Its MPs did 92 programmes, including 90 meetings. 110 programs of MLAs, 112 programs of state office bearers were also organized. Along with this, more than five thousand street meetings were held. According to the figures of the party, 12 million people were contacted and 95 lakh leaflets were also distributed.
In the last assembly elections in Rajasthan, the Congress had won 100 seats in the 200-member assembly. BJP won 73, BSP six, RLP three, CPI(M) and BTP 2 each and 13 independents won. In the subsequent Lok Sabha elections, the Congress was swept clean and the NDA got all the 25 seats, in which the BJP got 24 and its ally got one seat.