Vasundhara Raje led the BJP government, which is facing an acute anti-incumbency in the state, has decided to field new faces in around 100 seats in the upcoming assembly election in Rajasthan. Stating it is an attempt to trounce the anti-incumbency, Rajasthan BJP election management committee has decided to axe several cabinet ministers and sitting MLAs.
As per the survey reports, after facing pressure from party cadres over pessimistic feedback on many cabinet ministers and MLAs, the party has decided to change candidates in at least 100 of the total 200 constituencies, party leaders told media in Jaipur.
“There is growing dissent against senior ministers such as home minister Gulab Chand Kataria, public health engineering department minister Surendra Goyal, public works department minister Yunus Khan and Devasthan minister Raj Kumar Rinwa. There are indications that around six cabinet ministers will get the axe,” a senior BJP leader told a newspaper.
Rajasthan had a record of voting out incumbent government since 1993.