Assembly elections are expected to held in Rajasthan in by the end of 2018. Apart from Rajasthan, assembly elections are proposed in three other states also including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram by the end of next year.
In these mentioned states, apart from Mizoram, all the states have BJP as the ruling party. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had a clean sweep in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, while in Madhya Pradesh it lost just by two seats. BJP President Amit Shah had clarified that he hopes for a clear win in these states in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Keeping in mind the status set to high bars for the 2019 polls win by Amit Shah, BJP is now talking all its steps very calculatedly.
BJP is going to launch its election campaign in Rajasthan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will take stock of the preparations for the assembly elections on Tuesday, August 29, when he will be visiting Udaipur to inaugurate 11 National Highway projects.
The Mewar area is said to be the BJP’s stronghold in Rajasthan. In the 2013 assembly elections, BJP had occupied 25 out of 28 Assembly seats and Congress had just managed to win 3 seats. The BJP aims to clean sweep the Mewar area in the forthcoming assembly elections and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is being considered as the stepping stone of this strategy. Rajasthan’s Home Minister and BJP’s National Executive member Gulab Chand Kataria also represent this region. He is considered to be the senior BJP leader of Rajasthan. After Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, he holds the status of No. 2 in the Rajasthan government.
This visit of Narendra Modi was also required because in the past few days Congress has been a little active in this region as its Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had visited the flood affected areas. Congress state president Sachin Pilot has also been active in Mewar area for a long time. In such a situation, the BJP will not tolerate that the Congress has any kind of influence in its stronghold region.
This area happens to be on the Rajasthan-Gujarat border and Gujrat is will also be fighting the assembly elections by the end of this year. The recent floods came in the border areas of both the states. This visit of Narendra Modi will work together to target and woo the voters of both the states. A large number of Gujarat BJP workers are also expected to participate in the rally and this visit of Modi will reinstigate the energy required to the members of both Rajasthan and Gujarat BJP.
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Udaipur, he will lay the foundation basis and inaugurate around 9500 road projects worth Rs 27,000 crore. Modi will start these road plans through Rally at Khelgaon, Udaipur and this initiative by BJP is being called the development card of the party before the election. Road schemes include flagship schemes like National Highway, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Rural Roads and Gaurav Path of Rajasthan Government.
Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will give green signal to the construction of the 3,000-km long National Highway roads constructed at the cost of 15,000 crores in the presence of Narendra Modi. National Gadkari will also inaugurate the highway’s 873-kilometer long 11 schemes. Under the flagship scheme, Gaurav Path of Rajasthan Government, construction of 4,000 paths will also be started on Tuesday 29, Aug.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to stay for three and a half hours in Udaipur and the entire city is being painted and decorated for his welcome. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje herself is taking a stock of the preparations made for the welcome. Half a dozen ministers of the state government and Chairman of the National Highway Authority of India are camping in the city in view of the preparations for the program. Special security arrangements have been made at the meeting venue and waterproof tents have been arranged ahead of Modi’s visit.