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Caste based politics in Rajasthan assembly polls

by RajasthanDirect
Oct 09, 2013

In India,caste equations always play a dominant role and a decisive role in elections and Rajasthan is no exception .

The Rajputs, Jats, Brahmins, Gurjars and Meenas are going to decide the Rajasthan future . Even main political parties like Congress and Bharatiya Janata party always provides benefits for the different castes and communities through their manifestos.

The Congress and the BJP are trying to woo the Rajputs , Jats (that constitute 60 assembly seats )and Brahmins, the Meenas

Wooing a disgruntled Rajput community, BJP’s election campaign chief Narendra Modi formally inducted ace shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and former Jaipur royalty Diya Kumari into the party at the mega rally in Jaipur in September .

Though party sources say the duo are likely to contest the parliamentary elections in May next year, their induction is expected to win back the distanced Rajput community in the state.

It is a known fact that in India elections are fought on caste and community lines and not on issues. Of Course issues like inflation, corruption are taking into account during elections by the parties and the voters but at the time of voting caste factor comes in between.

In previous elections ,the BJP candidates list included -Jats and Rajputs.

This fits in nicely with the projection of Vasundhare Raje, a Rajput married into Jat family, as the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

The BJP has been making a series of attempts to woo the Jats, although numerically preponderant and economically powerful, the Jats had to contend with playing second fiddle to Thakurs in the state.

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