- Election for 3 RS seats in Rajasthan are scheduled on June 19
- KC Venugopal, the Basic Secretary (Organisation) of Congress is in fray
- BJP has fielded two candidates whereas they’ve votes to sail solely certainly one of them
Jaipur: The gamble of BJP for Rajya Sabha (RS) election in Rajasthan could grow to be an overplay as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has tightened his grip on the quantity sport. KC Venugopal, the Basic Secretary (Organisation) of Congress is RS candidate from Rajasthan together with Neeraj Dangi, a younger Dalit face from western Rajasthan. BJP has fielded Rajendra Gehlot as their first candidate whereas Omkar Singh Lakhawat is within the fray as second BJP candidate.
Election fee of India (ECI) had introduced elections for 55 RS seats in 17 states on February 21 to be held on March 26. However because of the lockdown state of affairs, the RS elections had been additionally postponed. ECI has now notified the brand new date for RS election as of June 19; bringing the main target again on quantity sport in Rajasthan.
200 member robust Rajasthan meeting presently has 107 members of congress which embody these six which had been elected on BSP ticket however switched sides, en mass. BJP has 72 members adopted by three of Rashtriya Lok Tantrik social gathering (RLTP) and two every of Communist Social gathering of India (CPI-M) and Bhartiya Tribal Social gathering (BTP) and one from Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
The onus of BJP was on 13 impartial and few disgruntled from the congress however the risk appears a farfetched thought. “We’ve the required numbers and would difficulty a whip for the social gathering MLAs for the aim. We aren’t nervous in any respect.” A flooring supervisor of Congress in Rajasthan meeting mentioned.
Ashok Gehlot camp considers 5 ministers and 16 MLAs of the social gathering as Sachin Pilot loyalist. However sources say that two of those ministers have already modified allegiance whereas one is hospitalized. Out of 16 MLAs who’re thought of as Sachin Pilot loyalists, fifteen stands with him firmly to do something on the flick of his eyes whereas a BJP turncoat who acquired elected as Congress MLA is nearer to Vasundhara Raje than leaders of his personal social gathering. One cupboard minister on whom Sachin Pilot camp could put a wager is Vishvendra Singh Bharatpur however he’s unlikely to cross vote in RS election.
“We all know that they’ve the numbers however we had been banking upon the smaller events and votes which might spill over in direction of us from congress on account of their inner contradictions. Even one cross vote in congress camp would set up that there’s an irreconcilable distinction is congress management behind the façade of tranquillity.” Satish Poonia, Rajasthan BJP State president mentioned. Omkar Singh Lakhawat BJP candidate in RS election, when contacted, reiterated the stand of his state social gathering chief.
The neatest factor that flooring managers for Ashok Gehlot have achieved is that they’ve shifted MLAs who’re thought of near Sachin Pilot to vote for KC Venugopal as the primary alternative whereas relaxation will vote for Neeraj Dangi as the primary alternative. MLAs from CPI-M and BTP are firmly in congress camp whereas three MLAs of RLTP are anticipated to help BJP. Members of the Dalit group in Rajasthan have been pressuring Hanuman Beniwal, the chief of RLTP, to help Neeraj Dangi, a Dalit candidate; as two out of three MLAs of the social gathering are Dalit.
General, second BJP candidate Omkar Singh Lakhawat is anticipated to fall wanting 27 votes whereas BJP nonetheless wanting in direction of Sachin Pilot camp to do a trick for them.
Sachin Pilot Deputy Chief Minister and Chief of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) couldn’t be contacted for remark regardless of repeated makes an attempt.
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