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- BJP Will Get Jyotiraditya Scindia To Campaign In Sahada In Place Of Vasundhara Raje, Away From Campaigning In By Elections, Scindia’s Meeting In Gangapur Tomorrow
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Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is far from campaigning in the by-elections in three seats to be held in Rajasthan. Gwalior princely and Scindia families have been associated with Sahada seat since princely times. The BJP first wanted Vasundhara Raje to hold a meeting in Sahada to cash in on this old relationship, but she has not come for campaigning so far. The BJP is now replacing Raje with his nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia. Jyotiraditya Scindia will have an election meeting in Gangapur on Sunday afternoon.
Jyotiraditya Scindia will undertake an election tour of Rajasthan for the first time after leaving the Congress and joining the BJP. This is Scindia’s first election meeting in Rajasthan on behalf of the BJP. Earlier in November 2018, he had come to hold an election meeting in favor of the Congress. Party leaders are busy in the preparations for Scindia’s meeting.
The 230-year-old relationship of the Scindia family with Gangapur
Sahada’s Gangapur region has a 230-year-old relationship with the Scindia clan. Many villages in the Gangapur Sahada area were under the Gwalior princely state. Because of this, the Scindia gharana has had an influence among the people of this region. There is a historical reason behind this. It is said that Gangabai, the daughter of the Mewar royal family, was the daughter-in-law of Gwalior.
There was a rift between Udaipur Maharana and Umrao of Devgarh. Gangabai came to Udaipur to get the agreement done. While returning from there, he died in Lalpura village near Gangapur. Gangapur town was built in his name. There is also a Gangabai Chhatri and a temple.
According to the tradition of dynasties at that time, the place where the last rites took place was necessary to be a princely state. Under that tradition, the Mewar princely state gave these villages to the princely state of Gwalior. Vasundhara Raje also plays this relationship with Gangapur. Jyotiraditya Scindia came to Gangapur while in Congress. He was then welcomed heavily.
Political meanings to compensate Vasundhara Raje with Jyotiraditya
The BJP is eyeing the votes of villages in Scindia’s sphere of influence. BJP strategists are trying to get votes in their favor by holding Jyotiraditya’s meeting among the people of the villages which are part of the princely state of Gwalior. With this Vasundhara is also using Raje as an alternative.
Congress state president’s stance on Jyotiraditya’s visit
Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasara took a jibe at Jyotiraditya’s election tour. Dotasara said- Those who are no longer with us, they should now propagate anywhere. We do not mean anything However, Congress friends from Rajasthan will also ask him what happened to his becoming a minister in the BJP?