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Rajasthan BJP leader wants change in state leadership, awaits Shah's response

IANS  |  Jaipur 

A in Rajasthan, who petitioned Shah to change the state leadership if the party wanted to retain power in the state, says he is awaiting for a response to his letter.

Ashok Choudhary, the of the district OBC wing, who came under after his letter to Shah requesting for leadership change in BJP, told IANS that he was eagerly awaiting for a call from BJP's top leadership.

"I cannot expect justice from team but I have all my hopes stuck to the team," he said.

"There was a meeting called in the BJP state headquarters recently where this issue of leadership crisis was apparently discussed. I think the team is busy finding out a middle way to ensure we emerge winners in the ensuing elections," he claimed.

Terming the situation in "grim", Choudhary said that a party goes to an MLA with their problems and the MLA goes to an but no one has any solution to the problem.

"They (the workers) return empty-handed after listening to the same answer that our hands are tied up and we are unable to take it further," he said.

He reiterated that if elections were contested under and state unit Ashok Parnami, the BJP will lose in the 2018 Assembly elections as well as in 2019

Choudhary also attributed the BJP's defeat in the recent by-polls to party infighting.

"The workers were demotivated; they didn't work, they didn't go to appeal to voters. Cross voting was too much... All this has led to a debacle for the party.

"Workers are not slaves, they are hardworking hands who have elevated party to such height. Hence it comes as a myth when someone says that this is of a lower rank or XYZ is a of a high cadre. This ranking hardly makes a difference in

"We still have time to learn from our mistakes from this election, there is a time to end the culture of slavery and bossism from state politics," he added.

Parnami could not be contacted for his comments to Choudhary's allegations.

The BJP lost two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly seat in the recent by-polls in Rajasthan, the results of which were declared on February 1.

Choudhary wrote to Shah the next day, saying: "The people of the state are not happy with Vasundhra Raje's style of functioning. The party workers are losing confidence due to her working style."



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 11:42 IST