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60% BJP MLAs may lose nominations in Rajasthan

BJP in-charge of Rajasthan Avinash Rai Khanna said that the party will give tickets only to “winning” candidates.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Aug 25, 2018, 05.14 PM IST
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BJP currently has 160 MLAs in the 200-seat state assembly.
JAIPUR: The ruling BJP in Rajasthan may axe 60% of sitting MLAs including couple of ministers to counter anti-incumbency.

The party has conducted an internal survey on the performance of MLAs for assessment.

BJP currently has 160 MLAs in the 200-seat state assembly.

BJP in-charge of Rajasthan Avinash Rai Khanna said that the party will give tickets only to “winning” candidates.

“Sitting MLAs should not have any wrong notion. Party may replace them if their performance is not up to the mark. Ticket will be given on the basis of performance and mood of the public,” he said.

Apart from performance report, the party would also consider the caste matrix of the assembly segment.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is also taking firsthand feedback from the ground on her Gaurav Yatra. She will be travelling close to 150 assembly segments during her campaign. Public response in respective constituencies would decide the fate of the incumbent MLAs.

“CM is particular about public feedback. MLAs not in public’s good books would be denied ticket irrespective of their status and reputation,” said a minister close to Raje.

In 2008 elections which BJP lost to Congress, Raje had denied tickets to 61sitting MLAs who had made her the chief minister in 2003. Those included four ministers also.

The BJP is also looking to poach strong Congress leaders, who have winning chances. In the recently held Lok Sabha bypolls in Alwar and Ajmer, BJP lost all the 17 assembly segments between these two seats.

“Party is evaluating the performance of all these 17 MLAs separately.

Most of them would be denied ticket this time. Party may bring in fresh face, be it from within the party or from opposition,” he said.

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