After war with central BJP, Raje to begin delayed poll campaign in Rajasthan in August

After remaining engaged in a tussle with the central leadership of the BJP over the appointment of Rajasthan unit president of the party, State Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will begin her ‘Suraaj Gaurav Yatra’ in August after a delay of almost three months.

Facing anti-incumbency, Raje had to postpone the yatra earlier but it was cleared by the party’s chief Amit Shah in a meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

Initially, the yatra was scheduled to be taken out in April but it was rescheduled and was approved by the party highcommand.

“The yatra will be taken out next month. Days and dates are yet to be finalised and we are working on that,” newly appointed party’s state president Madan Saini said.

In the last few months, Raje has conducted several ‘Jan Sunwayi’ or public hearing in several districts but she had to face resistance at some places including in prime minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Jhunjhunu in March this year where a group of people showed black clothes and shouted slogans against her.

The state has 200-assembly constituencies and presently the ruling party has 160 seats.

Raje has had a history of being in a tussle with central party leadership whenever she is Chief Minister’s chair as during her previous stint from 2003 to 2007.