In Rajasthan, BJP ‘explores’ 2 deputy CMs formula to strike caste balance

JAIPUR: BJP is reportedly considering a formula of having a chief minister with two deputies in Rajasthan as part of its social engineering to balance political equations and reach out to prominent sections of society – the Rajput, Brahmin, Meena, and Jat communities in the top three posts, while also including a scheduled caste (Dalit) woman MLA for the speaker’s position.
BJP aims to finalise a strategy that reflects community representation and addresses political dynamics ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Party sources said Saturday that discussions around these considerations are preliminary and subject to approval from central leaders.
“Once the CM candidate is finalised and communicated to the state unit, efforts will be directed towards selecting the two deputy CMs,” said a senior leader requesting anonymity.
The party is feeling the pressure from caste-based leaders actively advocating for their candidates, and social media campaigns are being used to draw attention to specific candidates. However, amidst intense lobbying for the top posts, former MP and current MLA for Tijara constituency Baba Balak Nath urged people to ignore speculation surrounding his candidacy for the CM’s office.

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