Raje Wins the Day
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.