All Is Not Well In Rajasthan BJP
As the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan is inching towards completion of its tenure, the BJP’s traditional votebank Rajputs and Brahmins look pretty miffed this time. “Why did the BJP not appoint Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as the state party chief?” asks Giriraj Singh Lotwara, who heads the Shri Rajput Sabha (SRS) and has famously called the BJP a “Bohut Jhoothi Party (very untru¬stworthy party)”. “Vasundhara was elevated by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, a Rajput, but she opposed Gajendra Singh’s elevation on caste grounds. The party also treated senior leader Jaswant Singh with disrespect and denied him a ticket in the 2014 general elections.”
Apparently, the Brahmins too are upset. After MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari quit the BJP over allegations of corruption, high-handedness and favouritism aga¬inst Vasundhara, messages accusing the party of disrespecting Brahmins were circulated on Brahmin-dominated WhatApp groups like ‘Jai Parshuram Ji’.