The “silence” of senior BJP chief Vasundhara Raje Scindia at the political trends in Rajasthan could be a “technique”, her celebration colleague and Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat mentioned on Sunday.
In an interview to PTI, Mr Shekhawat, who has been accused through Rajasthan Leader Minister Ashok Gehlot of seeking to topple his executive, additionally alleged that it used to be the Congress chief who had orchestrated the political “drama” within the state to focus on his opponents within the celebration and out of doors.
“He has been not able to digest that I defeated his son in Lok Sabha elections and is making an attempt the whole thing in opposition to me, in some way to avenge his defeat,” mentioned Mr Shekhawat, who represents Jodhpur and had defeated Vaibhav Gehlot within the 2019 Lok Sabha election through greater than 2.74 lakh votes.
Underlining that the BJP has not anything to do with the political disaster in Rajasthan, Mr Shekhawat maintained that it’s the fallout of the infighting within the Congress involving Mr Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
“With this ongoing drama within the state, he (Gehlot) desires to do away with Sachin (Pilot) and others from the celebration. He’s blaming the BJP for this whole disaster and seeking to tarnish the picture of its management,” Mr Shekhawat mentioned.
When requested about former leader minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia being in large part silent at the factor, Mr Shekhawat mentioned, “Smartly Vasundharaji’s silence could be a technique and every now and then silence is louder than phrases.”
He, on the other hand, refused to elaborate.
When the Gehlot-Pilot feud spilled into the open, Ms Raje, a two-time leader minister, maintained a conspicuous silence although all different BJP leaders from the state had been talking at the factor and attacking the Congress.
Every week later, she had posted a few tweets announcing some other folks had been seeking to create confusion at the political trends within the state and insisted that she stands together with her celebration and its ideology.
Her remarks got here within the backdrop of Nagaur MP and Rashtriya Loktantrik Birthday party convener Hanuman Beniwal accusing her of getting an “interior alliance” with Mr Gehlot.
Mr Beniwal has been a critic of Ms Raje and had left the BJP in 2018 prior to meeting elections.
Variations between Raje and the celebration’s central management over the appointment of BJP’s Rajasthan unit leader in 2018 had not on time it for greater than two months and sooner or later a consensus used to be reached at the identify of Madan Lal Saini.
After the celebration misplaced the ultimate Rajasthan meeting elections, Ms Raje used to be appointed as vice-president of the BJP.
Mr Shekhawat alleged that the executive minister moving the MLAs to Jaisalmer displays that he does no longer believe them and the federal government lacks majority.
Saying that there used to be a “vertical spilt” within the state executive for the reason that Congress got here to energy within the state in 2018, he mentioned, “When the CM himself had mentioned that he and Sachin weren’t speaking to one another for greater than a 12 months and part, then it tells you all of the tale.”
“With MLAs being shifted to Jaisalmer in a castle, it obviously displays that the executive minister does not believe his personal MLAs and moderately than tackling the coronavirus disaster, he’s fighting to stay his area so as. It additionally displays that the federal government lacks majority,” he mentioned.
Sadly, blameless other folks of the state are paying the cost for the infighting within the Congress, the BJP chief mentioned.
Gajendra Shekhawat, a second-time MP from Jodhpur, is the Union Jal Shakti Minister.
He began his profession as a pupil chief from Jodhpur College in 1992 and thereafter used to be related to quite a lot of RSS-backed organisations. He intently labored with former leader minister and overdue BJP chief Bhairon Singh Shekhawat within the 1993 meeting polls in Rajasthan.
He got here into prominence for his paintings as common secretary of Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, a Sangh-backed outfit running in border spaces of Rajasthan.