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Vasundhara Raje Back On BJP Posters In Rajasthan

Raje has been placed on the posters for Cabinet Minister Bhupendra Yadav's Jan Ashirwad Yatra, putting an end to the poster row.

Vasundhara Raje, the former Rajasthan chief minister, has resurfaced on party posters after a long period of feuding inside the state BJP.

Raje has been placed on the posters for Cabinet Minister Bhupendra Yadav's Jan Ashirwad Yatra, putting a stop to the poster debate that had been dragging on for months.

She has not only returned but she has also been given prominence, as she is featured prominently in the BJP's Yatra poster, flanked by party state president Satish Poonia and Leader of the Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria.


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In addition to PM, national party leader JP Nadda, state in-charge Arun Singh, Raje Poonia, and Kataria, the Yatra posters include three Union ministers from Rajasthan: Gajendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Kailash Choudhary.

An anonymous party MLA reacted to the incident, saying that it must have been done on the orders of Bhupendra Yadav, who is known for keeping things in balance. However, she is not the only face on the poster; three more have been added.

According to a party official, the Yatra is a central programme, and all top officials' pictures, including Raje's and other ministers in the GoI, are on the posters.

After images of Raje were removed off the state BJP's party posters in the state capital Jaipur approximately two months ago, a dispute and war of words ensued between state BJP employees and Raje's followers.

Her picture was absent from hoardings and posters during the recent assembly by-elections on three seats. The posters in Rajsamand did have her photo on them, but not everywhere. A BJP leader then said that the procedure is being followed and that only photographs of the CM, the leader of the opposition, and the state party president can be used.

Raje, who had previously been silent on the matter, recently broke her silence for the first time, stating, "I don't believe in poster politics, but I want to stay in people's hearts and aim to carry out such acts that linger in their memory."

Meanwhile, Union Labour Minister Bhupendra Yadav launched his Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Congress-ruled Rajasthan on Thursday from Alwar district, where he addressed a public gathering and emphasised the central government's accomplishments.

The yatra started at the Alwar bypass in Bhiwadi. He was greeted by party leaders and workers, and the yatra was then taken to the party office in Bhiwadi.

He told the crowd that the administration, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is converting India into ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat.'

He also went after the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan, claiming that there is a power struggle between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot over the chair (chief ministership).

He also expressed optimism that the party will become the state's next administration. Following the talk, he began his journey in a specially built vehicle.

Yadav was accompanied by Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat, state president Satish Poonia, deputy head of the opposition Rajendra Rathore, and other leaders aboard the saffron-coloured truck.

The yatra was escorted by party workers on motorcycles by a huge number of automobiles and other vehicles, and it is anticipated to arrive in Jaipur by nightfall. On Friday, he will visit the Jaipur area, and on Saturday, he will visit Ajmer.

According to senior Congress leader Archana Sharma, the BJP is fantasising about gaining power in Rajasthan. She said, "What blessing are they looking for?" “People perished as a result of a lack of oxygen, and inflation is out of control,” she explained.