Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicRajasthan BJP

Topic: Rajasthan BJP

Vasundhara Raje sets tone as jockeying for Rajasthan BJP CM face begins 2 years before polls

Raje last week said those looking to be CM should have support of 36 castes, following which state BJP chief Satish Poonia put on a show of strength on his birthday.

‘Team Rajasthan’ is BJP’s new buzzword, to make up for no CM face in 2023 elections

'Team Rajasthan' is indication of party’s reluctance to declare Vasundhara Raje as its face for the assembly elections amid a growing rift between the two-term CM and high command in Delhi.  

Vasundhara Raje’s close aide Rohitashva Sharma expelled form Rajasthan BJP for six years

Sharma had said party's state leaders were running the party sitting in their offices and were not visiting villages. He had been issued a notice last month for anti-party activities.

Rajasthan BJP future bleak if it ‘kills state leaders’: Raje aide who got notice for dissent

BJP has issued notice to senior leader & ex-minister Rohitashva Kumar Sharma for being critical of the state unit. He has said no BJP leader from the state can match Raje's stature.

Be ready for elections, Congress govt unstable & won’t last, Vasundhara Raje tells BJP MLAs 

BJP's Rajasthan unit holds meeting ahead of special assembly session Friday, when the party plans to move no-confidence motion against Gehlot govt.  

How Malappuram says ‘Vande Bharat’, and Somnath ‘darshan’ by Rajasthan BJP MLAs

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Time running out for BJP and Pilot in Rajasthan as Gehlot makes moves for trust vote

CM Ashok Gehlot has begun looking at convening a short assembly session to ensure floor test. A successful trust vote will provide his govt with 6-month immunity.

Bypolls won’t impact future elections, Modi magic not waning: BJP gen secy Bhupendra Yadav

The man expected to be BJP’s in-charge for Rajasthan polls says there’s no question of replacing CM Vasundhara Raje before elections.

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‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

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Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.