Padmavati fallout: Karni Sena, other Rajput groups support Congress to avenge ’embarrassment’ by BJP in Rajasthan Bypolls

Rajput Neighborhood extends support to the Congress ahead of the crucial Rajasthan bypolls

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After an extreme face-off between the Congress and the BJP in Gujarat in 2015, this year is expected to be no various. In the newest development that could mar BJP’s chances of clinching the upcoming Rajasthan bypolls, nearly one dozen associations in the state have actually extended their assistance to the Congress. The associations include Karni Sena, Rajput Sabha, Ravana Rajput Samaj, Pratap Structure, Durga Dal, and others. Supposedly, miffed with the state federal government’s indifference, the conventional and large BJP vote bank extended their assistance to the Congress on all three seats– Ajmer, Alwar, and Mandalgarh. The Rajput community is supposedly unhappy with the state BJP government. The community feels cheated as the BJP hasn’t attended to the reservation needs of Rajput and the community isn’t really happy with BJP’s position over Chatur Singh Lodha Committee and Padmavati controversy. The Anandpal encounter case is yet another aspect of disappointment for the community.The Rajput community has thus chosen to avenge”humiliation “by supporting BJP’s major rival in the state– Congress. On Sunday, Ajmer Congress candidate, Raghu Sharma, fulfilled Rajput leaders, seeking support in the bypolls. After which, the leaders of Rajput organisations such as Shri Rajput Sabha, Marwar Rajput, Rashtriya Karni Sena, Rawna Rajput, Charan Rajput, Pratap Foundation, and others guaranteed unconditional assistance to the Congress on all 3 seats, based on media reports.Congress representative and Jaipur district president Pratap Singh Khachariyawas alleged there have been a lot of atrocities on the Rajput neighborhood by the judgment BJP federal government. The community was targeted and a number of cases were lodged against them. None of the MLAs and ministers spoke up against the concerns, be it Padmavati, Anandpal, Chatur Singh or Raj Mahal hotel issue.Fifty-five candidates remain in the fray for the 29 January bypolls to Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seats and Mandalgarh assembly constituency, after the scrutiny of nomination papers. The Lok Sabha bypoll comes ahead of the assembly elections in the state due later this year.


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