Raje faces protests from Rajput community

Raje faces protests from Rajput community

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra.

The seventh day of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra witnessed resentment from the Rajput community.

The day, which also marks the conclusion of the yatra's Udaipur phase, saw a strong opposition to the chief minister's pre-poll campaign from Chittorgarh's Rajput community, who are upset over the release of the Bollywood movie Padmaavat— which had hit the screens this January.

According to the members of the Kshatraniya Sangh in Udaipur, the community is upset over the BJP on issues including Anandpal encounter, Padmaavat's release and skewed number of Rajput leaders in Vasundhara's cabinet.

The Rajput community of Mewar (Udaipur Division) has lost its faith in the BJP, said the organisation's spokesperson.

Political experts are of the view that the boycott call is more of a pressure tactic to force the BJP into giving the community assurances and more number of tickets ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.

One of the community's demand also includes reservation.

In 2013, out of the 28 Assembly seats of the six districts in the Udaipur division the BJP bagged 25 seats whereas the Congress managed just two.

In 2008, the BJP got six seats whereas the Congress won 20 out of 28 seats in the Udaipur Division.

Raje will break her ongoing 40-day-long Yatra from August 11 to 16 to for official work and I-day celebrations

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