HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday challenged the Congress party to focus on its poll campaign for Rajasthan’s progress and said that BJP will contest the Rajasthan assembly polls on the agenda of development. Elections would be fought under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, said Javadekar.
Javadekar is the state poll in-charge of Rajasthan. He brimmed with the confidence of retaining power in Rajasthan and said that the trend of the alternative government in the state will break this year.
“We are going to the public with slogans like ‘BJP fir se’ and ‘fir ek bar, BJP sarkar’ because the trend of the alternate parties’ government is going to break this time. The BJP will have a repeat government,” said Javadekar at a news conference in Jaipur.
Targeting Congress he said that the party belongs to one family while “the BJP is a party which itself is a family”. “There will be no more politics of one family. Now the poor is also ambitious and the prime minister considers the poor one amongst us,” he said.
He also commented saying Congress party lacks leadership. “They have no leadership, neither in the state nor in the Centre. They could not declare their chief ministerial candidate in the state. Sachin Pilot seems to be Rahul Gandhi’s choice, but Gandhi has no courage to declare him as the CM candidate officially,” said Javadekar.
He further addes, “They are talking of ‘kaun banega crorepati’ but this is the time for the people to ask what is their plan to serve the people”.
“We are contesting elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who made the state touch new heights of development. Our national president has already clarified it,” he said.
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, he said, “Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is becoming irrelevant,” while adding that the party leaders are questioning things like EVMs which were initiated during their own rule.
Attacking the vote-bank politics he said that the Congress has lost so many states because its strategy of vote bank has failed the party. “In the last four years, after Narendra Modi became prime minister, the Congress lost many states, which were won by the BJP and that happened because the vote bank politics was getting weakened”, the HRD minister said. He stated that the country is witnessing a shift in the politics.
Talking about the ticket distribution criteria he said that the party workers with high prospects of victory will get tickets.
Rajasthan will go to polls on December 7 and the votes will be counted on December 11.