There is a tough contest between Congress and BJP in Rajasthan.
Now the election campaign is at its peak in Rajasthan. Voting will be held there on 25th November. Although earlier this date was 23rd, but Dev Uthavani Ekadashi was falling on that day, hence the date of voting was extended by two days. Here both the major parties – Congress and BJP are trying to corner each other. There is a lot of infighting between both the parties. However, to avoid revealing the internal conflict within their party, both are highlighting the fight within each other. Within the ruling Congress, there is a figure of three and six between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, while in BJP there is a figure of three and six between Vasundhara and Gajendra Singh. Therefore, it is not easy to say who has the upper hand in the battle of Rajasthan.
No hatred towards Gehlot but how to deal with anti-social behavior
It has been seen from the last several elections in Rajasthan that one time Congress wins the assembly and the next time BJP wins. But this time this prediction is difficult. There is no doubt that Ashok Gehlot is at the top in North India in populist works. Chiranjeevi Health Scheme and Indira Bhojanalaya scheme brought by his government have been a hit. The people of the state got a lot of benefit from it. People are happy with Gehlot government. But the discord within the party has deepened the clouds of crisis over the Gehlot government. There is no enthusiasm among Sachin’s supporters for the party’s victory. On the contrary, a large part of the Gurjar community is busy defeating the Congress. Although there is some peace due to the long stay of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul in Jaipur.
Shekhawat’s problem is heavy for Vasundhara
In fact, the prestige of the Congress party is at stake. Because last year when Rahul Gandhi went on Bharat Jodo Yatra, a long time of his journey was spent in Rajasthan. The way Congress won in Karnataka last month, it is believed that Rahul Gandhi’s journey was successful. That’s why people are speculating that Congress will repeat this time in Rajasthan. On the other hand, there is a lot of infighting in BJP. Vasundhara Raje has been Scindia’s Chief Minister there twice, hence she considers Rajasthan as her property. But this time BJP has not made him the CM face, rather by bringing Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat into the fray, it has also indicated that if BJP wins, he can be given the post of Chief Minister.
Gehlot surrounded over Eastern Canal Project
Obviously there is no satisfaction in both BJP and Congress. Since Congress is in power there, BJP is cornering the Gehlot government. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat accused Ashok Gehlot of blocking the road in the Eastern Canal Project and said that the project will be completed and our party government will inaugurate it. This project will become a boon for 13 districts of Eastern Rajasthan. It is expected that with the completion of this project, the thirst of three and a half crore people will be quenched. But due to the tussle between the central and state governments, this project got stuck in limbo. BJP is cursing Congress for this and Congress is cursing BJP. This issue will affect 86 seats in the elections. However, out of the districts covered under this project – Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Dausa, only Dholpur has a BJP MLA.
Dissatisfaction in East Rajasthan
This project was announced by the previous BJP government in 2018. It was expected that by 2051, various cities in Jhalawar, Baran, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Tonk, Jaipur, Karauli, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa and Dholpur districts would have drinking water and sufficient water for industries. Will add plenty of water. Under this, a target was set to build six barrages and one dam. Irrigation facility is also available in about 2 lakh hectares of land in Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur districts. Now both the parties are keeping an eye on the seats that will be affected by this project. Congress does not want to lose the seats it has won and BJP is trying its best to corner Congress and expand its base.
The fight on 86 seats is exciting
Especially the fight on some seats has become exciting. These seats are- Karauli, Sapotra, Todabhim, Hindaun City, Gangapur City, Bamanwas, Sawai Madhopur, Khandar, Nadbai, Bayana, Vair, Bharatpur, Deeg-Kumher, Nagar, Cama, Dholpur, Baseri, Bari, Rajkheda, Alwar Rural, Alwar. City, Bansur, Behror, Kathumar, Kishangarh Bans, Mundawar, Rajgarh-Laxmangarh, Ramgarh, Thanagaji, Tijara, Baran-Atru, Chhabra, Kishanganj, Anta, Jhalrapatan, Khanpur, Dag, Manoharthana, Bundi, Keshavraipatan, Hindoli, Pipalda, Sangod , Ladpura, Ramganjmandi, Tonk, Deoli-Uniara, Malpura, Niwai, Dausa, Lalsot, Bandikui, Sikrai, Mahwa, Ajmer North, Ajmer South, Masuda, Kekri, Pushkar, Nasirabad, Kishangarh, Beawar. Now it has to be seen who can find his footing here like Angad.
Election is not pudding for anyone
This is the first time that no one’s victory in Rajasthan seems to be a halwa. One of the main reasons for this is that the sitting-gating formula was not adopted this time. On many other seats, regional parties have spoiled the equation. Somewhere there are independents, somewhere Aam Aadmi Party, somewhere SP and somewhere BSP. In Rajasthan, SP and BSP have a good influence in the districts adjoining Uttar Pradesh. Last time, BSP’s Jogendra Awana had won from Nadbai seat of Bharatpur, but after the victory, he joined Congress and also became a minister. However, Awana is a resident of Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. But since Nadbai was dominated by Gurjars, he went there and contested the elections and won. This time he is facing Jagat Singh from Nadbai. Who is the son of former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh.
Full strength now in Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is a star campaigner from BJP. The Prime Minister did a road show in Jaipur. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also held several public meetings there. Both the major parties have used their full strength. On the other hand, the constituent parties of the Congress-led India Alliance are also clashing here. In this way they are cutting the votes of Congress itself. All these people are fighting as independents. Most of them are rebels of Congress or BJP. Therefore, these people will definitely cut the votes of the winning candidate. That’s why both the major parties are stuck. However, there is a direct contest between Congress and BJP on 150 seats. There are definitely no rebels on the seats where Vasundhara and Ashok Gehlot have contested, but it remains to be seen who comes to the voters’ mind on November 25.