Rajasthan Election 2023: Ahead of the assembly polls in Rajasthan, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the right set of candidates are provided the tickets for the elections so that the party shares a majority win. The most significant area is said to be the Jaipur town which consists of eight seats.
As per the last elections, BJP could only secure three seats in the Jaipur town and lost the other five seats. This time, to avoid such a situation the party officials have conducted several meetings and decided to shuffle seats, with the new faces replacing the old ones.
One major reason behind this is that the old candidates have a lesser probability of winning as voters might show disappointment with the old faces. However, new faces will start afresh, hence the chances of winning might increase.
There are several names coming up that might be replaced in this election. Especially the ones who have been contesting the elections 4-5 times or those who lost the 2018 elections.
Kalicharan Saraf, MLA from Malviya Nagar, is a 7-time MLA. He has been contesting elections since 1985. Earlier, he used to contest elections from the Johari Bazar assembly seat but in 2008, when the Johri Bazar assembly seat was abolished after delimitation, he has been winning elections by contesting from the Malviya Nagar assembly seat.
The second name on the list is Rajpal Singh Shekhawat. The five-time MLA from the Jhotwara District. However, he lost the previous election to Lalchand Kataria of the Congress Party.
Thirdly, Surendra Parekh, who has won the election twice from the Hawa Mahal seat, but had lost the previous elections to Mahesh Joshi of the Congress Party.
BJP candidate from the Civil Lines seat, Arun Chaturvedi who lost the previous election to Pratap Singh Khachariyawas of the Congress Party. He won this seat in 2018 and the political pundits say it won't be an easy win for him even this year.
Lastly, Aadarsh Nagar MLA, Ashok Parnami has won the elections twice but during the previous elections, he lost to Rafiq Khan of the Congress party even while serving as the State President.
The above-listed names have a fair chance of getting eliminated in the 2023 assembly elections of Rajasthan state. It is expected that the BJP is going to bet on youth and women to replace the old faces.
The party finds them more promising and is expected to experiment with the new faces. This year’s polls are a do-or-die situation for the BJP as it has chosen not to announce the CM face yet.
Amid the upcoming polls in Rajasthan, J.P Nadda and Amit Shah paid a visit to Rajasthan on Wednesday to meet the Party officials and discuss the feedback from the “Parivartan Yatras” held in the state.
It has been speculated that BJP might ask Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Arjun Ram Meghwal to contest the elections along with some other MPs to ensure the party stands strong in the upcoming elections.
Former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president C P Joshi, and other leaders of the party welcomed Shah and Nadda when they arrived at the Jaipur airport.