Apart from Vasundhara Raje, the names of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Bhupendra Yadav and Rajvardhan Singh Rathore are also prominent among the contenders for the post of Chief Minister in Rajasthan BJP.
The public meeting held in Churu district of Rajasthan on 4th March i.e. Saturday was seen full of people. It was claimed that about 70 thousand people gathered in the public meeting. It was none other than the power show of former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasudhanra Raje before the assembly elections. During this, slogans like Hara-Hara in Kesariya, Vasundhara in Rajasthan and this time Vasundhara Sarkar were being raised along with cheering for Vasundhara. But exactly two months after this i.e. in the month of May, Ashok Gehlot’s claim has created a disturbance in the politics of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed on May 7 that former Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia had supported him when there was a conspiracy to topple his government in 2020. It was only because of his help that the conspiracy could be foiled.
Why is Gehlot’s way not so easy
The exercise of changing the government in 5-5 years has been going on in Rajasthan for years. On the other hand, if we look at the period of tenure of any government, during the five years, the first 3-4 years are fine, but in the last phase, things like agitation, scam, paper leak were seen during the tenure of both Gehlot or Vasundhara. have been found. At the same time, a flurry of schemes are launched by every government in the last years to woo the people, as Ashok Gehlot is also seen doing now. Many meanings are being extracted from this statement of Gehlot, who is called the magician of Rajasthan. On one hand it is being seen as an attack on Sachin Pilot, while on the other hand Vasundhara Raje is also being told as an attempt to make her uncomfortable in BJP. But Bhairon Singh Shekhawat has been sitting in the opposition with 25-40 seats in the CM elections till now. In such a situation, Gehlot’s return seems difficult in view of Pilot’s rebellion and the present condition of the Congress. However, there is no doubt that the magician’s magic will continue in the Congress. The thing to note in this is that Amit Shah already knew all these things which Gehlot is considering as a big disclosure. Gehlot is telling publicly, at that time this thing was going on inside.
Sanjivani scam overshadowed Shekhawat?
Apart from Vasundhara Raje, the names of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Bhupendra Yadav and Rajvardhan Singh Rathore are also prominent among the contenders for the post of Chief Minister in Rajasthan BJP. And there is a contest between Vasundhara and everyone in the state. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was definitely coming in the race for the first CM face, at least from the side of the media. Shekhawat is counted among the top 5 BJP leaders of the state. Gehlot has also been continuously besieging Shekhawat in the corruption case of 900 crores. In the last few months, 123 cases were registered in Jodhpur, Barmed and Jalore in the Rs 900 crore Sanjivani Cooperative Society scam in Rajasthan. Here in the Rajasthan High Court, the problems of the Union Minister were also increasing due to the acceptance of the application from the state government. In such a situation, the Sanjeevani scam has become a major obstacle in his path. Anyway, PM Modi has been refraining from betting on that face who has been accused of corruption, especially of corruption.
Did Pilot and Amir Shah meet?
Amit Shah went to condolence meeting of Parkash Singh Badal. Sources claimed that he met Sachin Pilot there. Then the pilot went to inaugurate the Virendra Dham hostel in Barmer. During this, 15 MLAs and 4 ministers were also present. Political analysts are considering the gathering of ministers and MLAs as a show of strength by Sachin Pilot. Former Barmer MP and BJP colonel leader Sonaram Chowdhary plays a special role in the programme. In such a situation, the show of strength of the pilot was a big blow for Ashok Gehlot. It is possible that he has given such a statement to divert attention from it? The intention behind which may also be to remind the central leadership of the old activity of the pilot again and again.
Ashwini could not talk about Vaishnav, trust on Raje
Another name as BJP’s chief ministerial face is that of Modi government’s minister Ashwani Vaishnav. Ashwini Vaishnan had attended the Brahmin Mahapanchayat as the chief guest. Vaishnav was inducted into the cabinet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2021. The share of Brahmins in the population of Rajasthan is 7 to 7.5 percent. The last Chief Minister from Brahmin community was made here 33 years back. However, projecting Ashwini Vaishnav as the next CM may prove to be a very difficult step. They do not even have that much acceptance among the people. In such a situation, according to the information received from the sources, that talk could not be made regarding Ashwani Vaishnav. According to the information received from the sources of BJP, Vasundhara Raje can be fought by putting forward as the Chief Minister. There is also a possibility that after two-two-and-a-half years, like Yeddyurappa, some other face may get preference in his place. With this, things like rebellion in elections can also be controlled.