BJP sure of breaking poll jinx in Rajasthan
Notwithstanding predictions of most of the opinion polls, the BJP is confident of breaking the electoral jinx in Rajasthan and retaining power in this ‘ desert state,’ which will go to polls on December 7. The central election committee ( CEC) of the BJP is likely to meet on Sunday to finalise candidates for the state, where the main Opposition Congress’s main charges against the Vasundhra Raje led government are corruption and failing to deliver on last poll promises. The BJP had won 163 seats of the total 200 seats in 2013.
While the Congress has been projecting a united face in this poll bound state, feedback reaching the saffron camp suggests that the issue of the chief ministerial face in the opposition camp could benefit the BJP. While the BJP is contesting the polls under the leadership of Ms Raje, two senior Congress leaders - former chief minister and party stalwart Ashok Gehlot and former Union minister Sachin Pilot - are said to be frontrunners for the top post if the BJP fails to retain power.