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Rajasthan: Two-Way Battle

Shekhawat's BJP hopes to increase its tally

Rajasthan: Two-Way Battle
Rajasthan: Two-Way Battle
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ATAL Behari Vajpayee is, undoubtedly, the BJP's biggest vote-catcher. His popularity is given an added dose of acceptance in Rajasthan,with his close associate being chief minister Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. The Shekhawat government, credited with successful implementation of the rural employment schemes as well as supply of drinking water to the traditionally drought and famine prone pockets, is a model government for the BJP to follow at the Central level.

Which is why the BJP harps equally on Shekhawat's image—despite occasional dissident hiccups—in the contest for the 25 parliamentary constituencies in the state. Rajasthan had contributed 12 each to the Congress and BJP kitty in the 1996 general elections. And the only remaining seat (Jhunjhunu) had gone to Congress (T) candidate Sheesram Ola who later became minister in the United Front government.

The state—which has practically a two-party set-up with the total disintegration of the Janata Dal—has the BJP pitted against a Congress party that is organisationally...

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