First-time MLA Bhajanlal Sharma, who was appointed as the new CM of Rajasthan on Tuesday, is now serving as a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and represents the Sanganer Assembly constituency.
He also served as the state general secretary for the party a whopping 4 times. Following the 2023 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, he was elected as an MLA from the Sanganer Assembly constituency.
He defeated Pushpendra Bhardwaj of the Congress by 48,081 votes. However, all the newly elected MLAs were asked to attend the meeting without failure.
Former CM Vasundhara Raje and Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Ashwini Vaishnaw were among the frontrunners for the CM’s post in Rajasthan.
Reportedly, former CM Vasundhara Raje, who was seated next to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was the one to propose Sharma’s name for the top post!
A quick look at the synopsis of all the three newly selected CMs would reveal that their USP has been their attachment to the party’s brasstacks and their low profile nature and connect with the grassroots.
Sharma is known to be the go-to man for any party activity in Rajasthan. He is an upper caste leader, but keeps a low profile.
One thing is apparent from the selection of these new leaders and that is that the RSS and BJP are going back to the ranks and the message is clear and loud especially to all those who have been hired from other parties.
Also, rewarding such deserving candidates who are among the masses and realise the pulse and do politics from the front instead of relying on tweets and WhatsApp connect.
This probably would become the trend for the cadre-based party and organisation henceforth.