20 January, 2021

Rajasthan Elections Will Be A Test Of BJP’s Electoral Genius

Historical precedence throws its weight behind the Congress as the people of Rajasthan have elected Congress and BJP governments in alternation for the past 25 years.

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Rajasthan CM Vasundhararaje Scindia
Rajasthan Elections Will Be A Test Of BJP’s Electoral Genius
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2018-10-19T11:52:58+05:30

At the Pradesh Congress Committee office in Jaipur’s Sindhi Camp area, a police inspector is greeting the party workers with smiles and folded hands. “In the past four-and-a-half years, not even a constable came here for a courtesy visit,” remarks a senior Congress leader. The shifting allegiances of few policemen might not be a good barometer of the electorate’s mood, but there are other scents in the air too, suggesting the mood might just be changing.

Historical precedence throws its weight behind the Congress as the people of Rajasthan have elected Congress and BJP governments in alternation for the past 25 years. A year ago, the BJP could have hoped to upset this trend with Modi’s popularity and the Congress’s diminishing profile. But that seems to have changed. Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Bikaner earlier this month drew a huge crowd. Besides speaking out over the Rafale deal, Rahul has also ­accused the BJP of shielding its Unnao MLA, Kuldip Singh Sengar, in a rape case. Sachin Pilot, who was ­appointed the Pradesh...

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