An ongoing tour of former Prime Minister Vasundhara Raje to six districts in southern Rajasthan, primarily the Mewar region, has rippled the opposition Bharatiya Janata party in the aftermath of the recent by-elections of the state parliament, where the party suffered a humiliating defeat. rice field. This visit is set up to deepen the gap between rival factions on a state-by-state basis.
Raje, also the party’s Vice President, paid homage to several prominent temples in the area and visited the party leader’s family who left to pay tribute to her during a four-day visit. There is. She declared the tour to be “religious” in nature, but here it is considered a strategy to claim her dominance at the BJP.
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This is the third time Raje has demonstrated his power in the form of religious or personal visits. Angry at being on the sidelines within the party, Raje made a two-day “pilgrimage” to Sir Krishna’s circuit in Bharatpur in March, visited Jodhpur in October, and became Federal Minister Gajendra Sinshekawat. I expressed my condolences. To the death of his mother and the family of the deceased parliamentary leader Mahipal Maderna.
On Wednesday, she arrived in Udaipur and received a noisy welcome from party members and leaders against Gulab Chand Kataria, the highest-ranking leader in the Mewar region. Raje has launched a “Suhanisardi” (fun winter) campaign by a volunteer group in the city.
The former Prime Minister also went to the residence of the late former Minister Kiran Maheshwari, whose daughter Deepti Maheshwari was elected MLA from Rajamand, and later to the Rajamand district to visit Gerber’s famous Charbuja Temple and Nasdwara’s Srinato Temple. I went. ..
Raje plans a final stop at Sufi’s mysterious Moinuddin Chishti Dargah on Friday, covering the Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Banswara, Rajsamand, Bhilwara and Ajmer districts. She said in a public exchange in Chitrugal that it would be wrong to associate her tour with politics, and asserted that she believed in “Dharma Niti.” [religious beliefs] Not Rajniti [politics]”.
BJP leadership has not yet agreed to the defeats faced by the by-elections in Udaipur’s Dariawad and Valabnagar seats, where candidates were demoted to third and fourth, respectively. The party announced her as one of Bypole’s star activists, but she apparently did not participate in the campaign due to her daughter-in-law’s poor health.
Raje has remained unobtrusive since the BJP’s defeat in the 2018 parliamentary elections, but her supporters have demanded that she be taken to the central stage and projected as the face of the 2023 elections. rice field. During the civil war, the tour gave the Raje camp yet another opportunity to challenge the increasing influence of the central leader of the state unit and demanded that the leader’s mantle be handed over to her.