'Vasundhara, quit Jhalawar': Section of BJP workers in Rajasthan CM's home constituency launches campaign against her

Kota: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is facing opposition from a section of BJP workers in her home constituency of Jhalawar even as she claimed that her party will score a clean win with 180 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Activists in Jhalawar, led by BJP worker Pramod Sharma, organised a bike rally with placards that read 'Vasundhara, go back' and 'Vasundhara, quit Jhalawar' on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement on 9 August.

The rally, with over 1,000 activists riding nearly 500 motorcycles, passed through the markets of Jhalawar and adjoining Jhalrapatan cities of the home constituency of Raje.

File image of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. PTI

File image of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. PTI

They were protesting against corruption and lack of development works in Jhalawar, the organisers said.

"We have launched the 'Vasundhara, quit Jhalawar movement' on the lines of Quit India Movement, as the people in Raje's home constituency are fed up with corruption and lack of development," Pramod Sharma, a BJP worker for 20 years, said.

"Raje had been elected member of Parliament for five times, member of Legislative Assembly for three times from Jhalawar and is completing her second term as chief minister. But, she has done nothing for the common people of her constituency," Sharma alleged, and added that she destroyed the BJP unit in her area.

The activists are taking the 'Vasundhara, quit Jhalawar' campaign to the people to convince them to vote against Raje in the upcoming elections, Lalit Vaishnav, an activist associated with the campaign said.

When contacted, the Jhalawar district BJP president refuted all allegations levelled by the activists, saying that overwhelming developmental works have been carried out in Jhalawar during Vasundhara Raje's tenure as chief minister.

He, however. admitted that a rally was organised in Jhalawar by the supporters of BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari, the veteran state BJP leader who has been rebelling against the Raje government ever since she has assumed power in the state.

Notably, Raje's son Dushyant Singh represents the Jhalawar-Baran parliamentary constituency.


Updated Date: Aug 11, 2018 21:15 PM

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