Vasundhara Raje's no-show at Rajasthan BJP's core group meet creates buzz in state's political circle
Raje had been included in this group in a bid to patch up the rift within the Rajasthan BJP, especially between Raje loyalists and the RSS faction headed by Satish Poonia.
Though Raje has remained silent on the issue, political observers say it is a show of defiance at her behest since she is upset at being marginalized by the BJP top brass.
The dramatic move comes on the heels of BJP president JP Nadda snubbing Vasundhara Raje by not inviting her to state party leaders' meet.
This development came a day after BJP president J P Nadda summoned top leaders from the state for a meeting in Delhi without inviting Vasundhara Raje.
Gehlot’s claims were met with cynicism from the BJP which observed the government’s second anniversary as Black Day.
Tiwari said he is completely committed to the BJP's ideology and though he had shared the stage with the Congress once, he had never accepted its membership.
The RLP chief further said that Rajasthan has become a hub of the gang war due to "Vasundhara-Gehlot" ties in the last 20 years.
The BJP’s legislature party met in Jaipur and was joined by Vasundhara Raje and MLAs of its ally, the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party. The no-trust move was endorsed by all the MLAs.
Vasundhara Raje, sidelined by the BJP High command for a long time, has now emerged stronger after this episode.
Raje's interactions with the party's top brass assume significance as she has largely maintained silence and kept away from BJP meetings in Jaipur.
Shekhawat maintained that it is the fallout of the infighting in the Congress involving Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
Nadda is expected to draw two-third of his team from the talent basket of less than 60 years of age, while remaining one-third may consist of the experienced functionaries.
Hanuman Beniwal, a former BJP leader and Raje-baiter for a long time, claimed that there is an 'internal understanding' between her and incumbent Chief Minister Gehlot.
The digital poster, released on Social Media by Khan who is a known Raje loyalist, has angered many BJP workers who have started trolling Khan.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, BJP state president Satish Poonia, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje were among those who cast their votes.