RAJE IS A VICTIM OF PROPAGANDA
RAJE has been a victim of myths propagated meticulously both within and outside the BJP, something which
Pilot has already begun to face. The charge of inaccessibility of Raje stands on the fact that she is the most travelled chief minister in the state. She spends most of her time in visiting every corner of the state. Equally, farce is the charge of arrogance against her, spread mostly by the vested interests whom she keeps at a distance. Anyone who gets to meet her knows the warmth she displays but the voices of rumour mongrels have been stronger and more damaging in Rajasthan.
Similarly, the allegations of "8 PM No CM" against Raje was not coined because of her inaccessibility but to run her down as a woman by linking her to liquor. Why? Because she had hit liquor cartels hard in the state ending its monopoly and thus raising the state's excise revenue manifold in 2004. This ended the share of many politicians cutting across the party lines in liquor sales.
Her vulnerability to such attacks was revealed again recently. Ashok Gehlot, who pretends to be simple and soft-spoken, can get exposed in the hard fight of elections. Gehlot, former chief minister, who has never treated Raje with respect and attacks her personally and below the belt, shocked even the most foul-mouthed when he accused Raje of trying to seduce Amit Shah, national BJP president.
Gehlot said Raje bent from the waist before Shah ''Unko pattane ke Liye"' which meant, to seduce Shah. The use of this of language made everyone in the BJP, including Raje and Shah, repeatedly raise this issue to create an impression on how difficult it is for a woman chief minister. Even Congress high command asked Gehlot to publicly apologise which he finally did but by then many realised the kind of language Gehlot was capable of using against those he disagrees with.
Shocking accusations made against Raje
BJP chief Amit Shah also under attacks by opposition.