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Thursday, 22 February 2024 4.12 AM IST

BJP secures victory in Rajasthan elections amidst Congress infighting

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In the recent Rajasthan elections, BJP emerged victorious dealing a blow to the internal conflicts within the Congress party. The election highlighted the failure of Ashok Gehlot's leadership, as his rejection of the Congress President's position and his unilateral decision-making in candidate selection were cited as contributing factors to the party's defeat.

Sachin Pilot, who was replaced by Gehlot, reluctantly adhered to the High Command's insistence to work within the party but refused to campaign jointly. The Congress attempted to salvage its image by announcing numerous free promises and welfare schemes, aiming to overcome negative sentiments from past governance and internal disputes. However, these pledges were met with skepticism by the public, with the BJP capitalizing on this skepticism by questioning the unfulfilled past promises of the Congress and emphasizing the comprehensiveness of their own manifesto, 'Sankalp Pathra'.

Significantly, the BJP gained ground in the Gujjar region of East Rajasthan which had previously supported the Congress in the last assembly elections. The absence of support from constituent parties of the Front India, including the Aam Aadmi Party, further bolstered the BJP's prospects.

Now, as the BJP returns to power with a clear majority after five years, attention turns to the future of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia. Speculation arises whether this long-standing face of the party in Rajasthan will be replaced and what her next move might be, causing restlessness among party members. Despite murmurs of uncertainty, many leaders assert that Vasundhara's influential presence cannot be disregarded.

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