Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday has proclaimed that the upcoming elections in state will be won by BJP. She also said that not only the assembly elections but even the Lok Sabha elections will be conquered by BJP and it will be because of the women.
CM Raje while addressing an event called, Nari Shakti Sammelan Vijay Sankalp, said, “The upcoming assembly election belongs to women”. The event was organized by Bharatiya Janata Party’s women wing to commemorate the birth centenary of Raje’s mother and former BJP vice-president Vijaya Raje Scindia.
The chief minister told the gathering. “Women have spoken out and said that they will fight for those who have not had the chance to come to the forefront. We want to empower these women and we are fighting for them. Together, we will bring this change”.
She further said, “During the (Rajasthan) Gaurav Yatra (the 40-day tour which ended on October 2), I saw the massive participation from women. I have taken out three yatras and had seen women’s participation in the Parivartan Yatra and the Suraj Sankalp Yatra. During the Gaurav Yatra, half of the pandals (at the rallies) would be filled with women”.
Remembering her mother’s legacy, she said that her mother put all her strength in “nurturing” the former Bhartiya Jana Sangh, which later became BJP. “She gave her time and money, and gave priority to the party and the people over family,” said Raje.
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar was also present along with the state BJP chief Madan Lal Saini and huge number of women party workers. Prakash Javadekar also remembered Vijayaraje and said Scindia was “warm and loving towards everyone”.
He also accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of “telling lies”, saying the leader “thinks if he repeats the lies many times people will think it’s true”. “But he hasn’t learnt his lesson well,” Javadekar said.
Congress spokesperson Pratap Khachariya while reacting to his comments said BJP is confused on the corruption issue raised by Rahul Gandhi in Rafale deal, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya cases to which they have no answers.