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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.
Warning from BJP General Secretary (organisation) BL Santosh comes amid a section of the Rajasthan unit putting pressure on party to name Vasundhara Raje as CM candidate for 2023 polls.
Members of the ‘Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch Rajasthan’ — a group set up this January — say the former chief minister herself is not connected with the initiative.
'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.
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.
'Issue was on top of the agenda' for Rajasthan BJP chief Satish Poonia when he visited Delhi for a meeting with party president J.P. Nadda and state in-charge Arun Singh.
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.
Vasundhara Raje, Raman Singh and Raghubar Das became BJP vice-presidents after party lost assembly elections in their home states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
BJP's Rajasthan unit has accused Raje of trying to run a ‘parallel system’, with the focus only on her, especially with the launch of the 'Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch Rajasthan' outfit.
While Vasundhara Raje's supporters want her declared as CM candidate for 2023 Rajasthan polls, Uma Bharti wants Prohibition imposed in MP, a campaign aimed at high command.