BJP leaders face workers’ wrath
The anger among the electorate against the BJP government in Rajasthan is coming out at various public platforms, much to the discomfiture of its leaders. Two BJP leaders, V Satish, national general secretary, and Satish Poonia, co-convenor of the party’s state election management committee, had to face the anger of workers against the district president in Barmer, leading to a scuffle.
In Jaipur, the state BJP in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna had to ask a legislator to shut up when he started speaking about infighting in the party. Khanna said he will suspend the MLA if he didn’t leave the meeting. In another such meeting in Jaipur, a worker talked about how party MPs did not campaign in constituencies that were not covered by chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s recently-concluded Gaurav Yatra.
In Kota, a worker stood up and started reciting a poem against demonetization and GST, upon which junior Union agriculture minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat asked him to sit down. As the partyman refused, the meeting was called off. Earlier, several BJP leaders, including CM Raje, had to face the ire of BJP workers during different public functions.