No factionalism in Rajasthan BJP, says U’khand CM Dhami


On Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami dismissed speculations about factionalism within the Rajasthan BJP unit after veteran leader and former CM of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje was left off the party’s Parivartan Sankalp Yatra on her home turf.
Raje was absent from the event in Jhalawar, which she has represented for 33 years in various capacities, and this triggered speculation of a rift within the party.
However, Uttarakhand CM Dhami, who arrived in Kota for the event in Jhalawar, brushed aside the speculations. He also expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party will return to power in Rajasthan, where assembly elections are due later this year.
When Dhami was asked about the Congress’ claims of factionalism in the party due to Raje’s absence from the programme, he said, “The BJP is the largest party not only in the country but the world. Everyone in the party is working unitedly, and the BJP will return to power here (Rajasthan).”
Former BJP MLA Heeralal Nagar confirmed that Raje is not scheduled to take part in the programme in Jhalawar and said she is likely to be assigned some other responsibility.
On Tuesday, the BJP’s Parivartan Sankalp Yatra entered Jhalawar, which Raje has represented five times in the Lok Sabha. She also represented Jhalrapatan as an MLA on four occasions. Raje’s son Dushyant Singh, the MP from Jhalawar-Baran, is also not scheduled to take part in the yatra.
Nagar also informed that the Parivartan Sankalp Yatra will enter Kota through Ramganjmandi, Modak and Kanwas on Thursday.Uttarakhand Chief Minister Dhami also spoke on the introduction of the women’s reservation bill in Parliament and said, “Narendra Modi is the first prime minister since Independence who has worked for ‘Matra Shakti’ from the very first day and launched several schemes, such as the Ujjwala Yojana, for women.”
“The uplift of ‘Matra Shakti’ has been his primary task,” he added and thanked the prime minister for tabling the women’s reservation bill in Parliament.