BJP leader Vasundhara Raje’s March 8 Dev Darshan Yatra has a multi-dimensional political objective attached to it. Raje will be on this religious tour on her birthday and it is being described as a journey to expose the failure of the Ashok Gehlot government to fulfill the aspirations of the people.
Raje is keen to aggressively handle the issue of crime, corruption and joblessness during her proposed yatra. She tweeted and cornered the Gehlot government on various issues like crimes against women, the kidnapping of a minor girl and the failure of the government to provide jobs.
Raje aims to garner support through the yatra and revive her political strength in the state. Raje loyalists are leaving no stone unturned for the success of the yatra and people from all the 200 constituencies have been asked to come with their vehicles to join the yatra.
Vasundhara Raje wants to silence her detractors
But, the secret agenda is to silence her detractors, who in recent months have been instrumental in keeping her out of all the functions of the party. Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia and the deputy leader of the Opposition Rajendra Singh Rathore were active in various organisational works keeping Vasundhara Raje in oblivion.
Raje meeting BJP’s top leadership
During the last few weeks, Vasundhara Raje, who is the BJP’s national vice president has been meeting the senior leaders of the party like Amit Shah and the BJP national president JP Nadda airing her grievances and complaining against both Poonia and Rathore.
She resented that though she had been the chief minister twice and is a tall leader of the party in the state, but there is a coterie in the BJP that wants her to be out of focus and this has been done at the cost of the party’s interest.
Raje’s consistent efforts to draw the party high command’s attention towards the affairs in Rajasthan did strike the BJP president JP Nadda.
Nadda has been reportedly given feedback by the BJP national general secretary Arun Singh about the efforts of some leaders in the Rajasthan unit to pose themselves as the chief ministerial aspirants.
JP Nadda’s visit
Nadda recently came to Jaipur and told the party’s executives that the leaders should take the cadres along with them. He stressed that such leaders, who believe in the “Ekla Chalo” theory would have no place in the party.
Political observers here feel that it was a hint to Poonia, who has been trying to project himself as the chief ministerial candidate.
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