Vasundhra Raje Calls Defeat in Rajasthan Bypolls a ‘Wake-Up Call’

The three seats that Congress has won in the bypolls were with the BJP earlier.  

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Calling the result of the recently concluded bypolls as a “wake-up call”, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday directed party MLAs to spread awareness among the masses about the developmental works done by the state government.

Addressing a BJP legislative party meeting, Raje said there was no need to lose hope over the bypolls, in which the BJP lost two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly constituency to the Congress, according to the party sources.

BJP state president and MLA Ashok Parnami said the party was analysing the results.

The government left no stone unturned in carrying out development in the state, and hoped that the party would retain power in the next Assembly elections due later in 2018.
Ashok Parnami, BJP State President

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore, government chief whip Kalulal Gurjar, and deputy chief whip Madan Rathore also addressed the meeting held ahead of the budget session of the assembly which commences on Monday.

Looking at an uncertain future in the State Assembly elections to be held later in 2018, the party is planning to take measures to keep themselves in the in the front and make sure the opposition does not win in any constituency, according to the Indian Express.

The Congress swept the Ajmer and the Alwar Lok Sabha seats and the Mandalgarh Assembly constituency in recently held bypolls, causing a major setback to the BJP. The results indicated a massive swing in vote share towards the Congress, according to the Indian Express.

The three seats that Congress has won in the bypolls were with the BJP earlier.  

The tenure of the present government ends in January 2019 and Rajasthan is likely to go to polls in November or December 2018 where the candidates will fight to win close to 200 seats.

(With inputs from PTI and Indian Express.)

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