Rajasthan Assembly polls: To boost BJP’s chances, PM Modi likely to hold more rallies

JAIPUR: In an effort to boost BJP’s chances in poll-bound Rajasthan, PM Narendra Modi likely to hold more rallies than the initial plan of six, reported Hindustan Times.

Also, after the Congress manifesto talks about threat to ban the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakhas on government premises in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the saffron party’s ideological parent throws weight behind BJP’s campaign and fully backing its chief ministerial candidate Vasudhara Raje.

According to a senior state BJP functionary, involvement of the RSS cadre has helped to improved coordination between the Sangh and the BJP and is now in a “fighting position”.

“It is now a survival issue for them. The RSS cadre has now given up its indifference towards CM Raje and plunged headlong into the election battle.”

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The BJP on Tuesday released its manifesto Rajasthan polls, saying it had met 95 per cent of the promises it had made in 2013.

The manifesto was unveiled by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Prakash Javadekar, and Rajathan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, in the presence of BJP leaders and workers in Jaipur.

After releasing the state party manifesto, Jaitley speaking to Hindustan Times said: “The party is all set to turn anti-incumbency to pro-incumbency with Congress not even declaring its chief ministerial candidate for a fear of caste backlash. The BJP has been able to control dissidence better with lesser number of rebels than the Congress. The divisions within the Congress leadership and suspicion among caste leaders will help the BJP.”

The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to go to polls on December 7 and counting of votes will take place on December 11.