Vasundhara Raje to visit temples in UP and Rajasthan on her birthday
Rajasthan's Former chief minister, Vasundhara Raje is expected to kick start the temple visit and will be highlighting the work done by her as the chief minister.
A tussle inside of BJP seems to have brewed in Rajasthan. Amid the ongoing rift Rajasthan's Former chief minister, Vasundhara Raje is expected to kick start the temple visit and will be highlighting the work done by her as the chief minister. She is all set for the show of strength on the occasion of her birthday to the Bharatiya Janta Party.
On the 7th of March, she will be visiting many temples in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and worshipping Badrinath. BJP's JP Nadda had earlier clearly stated that no show of strength should take place against BJP by the members and everyone should work with harmony however Vasundhara Raje has ignored these statements and planned to visit temples in Rajasthan.
Rumours of a rift in the Rajasthan unit have been flying thick and fast since after the BJP’s defeat in the 2018 assembly elections. Raje’s influence in the party has been waning as a younger leadership emerges with the backing of Shah and prime minister Narendra Modi.
Controversy erupted some weeks ago when some Raje supporters floated the ‘Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch’ and appointed office bearers in 25 districts. There are also some other groups active on social media in support of Raje. Such as Team Vasundhara Raje 2023 which are lobbying for her to be the CM face in the 2023 assembly elections.
Raje had also chosen to keep silent during the political crisis in the state sparked by former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot’s rebellion last year even as the chief minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of trying to topple his government.
The central leadership is aware of all these developments, say party leaders. They have made attempts to try and forge unity in the party. Raje has been included in a high-powered core committee for Rajasthan. Though she did not attend the first meeting of the group on January 24.