Raje Wins the Day

India Today - - UPFRONT - —San­deep Un­nithan with Amitabh Srivastava, Ki­ran D. Tare, Romita Datta and Su­jit Thakur

The Ra­jasthan state unit of the BJP re­cently con­ducted a sur­vey that rec­om­mended 85 sit­ting MLAs, nearly half the party’s strength in the assem­bly, be de­nied tick­ets. At a re­cent visit to the party head­quar­ters in New Delhi, CM Va­sund­hara Raje is be­lieved to have dared the party high com­mand to deny tick­ets to her sup­port­ers. They didn’t. A ma­jor­ity of sit­ting MLAs have got tick­ets. The whisper in party cir­cles is that im­ple­ment­ing the sur­vey rec­om­men­da­tion would have led to a split in the party.

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