The names of the new Chief Minister and 2 Deputy Chief Ministers of Rajasthan have been announced. CM Bhajanlal Sharma and both Deputy CMs Diya Kumari and Premchand Bairwa belong to Jaipur district. However, Premchand Bairwa’s assembly constituency Dudu was declared a new district before the assembly elections. But the assembly elections were held according to the old districts only. In that sense, Dudu comes under Jaipur district. The big thing is that the Speaker of the Assembly, Vasudev Devnani, also belongs to Ajmer district, adjacent to Jaipur. The four big faces of the assembly are from two districts only.
Bhajanlal Sharma won the election from the Sanganeri assembly constituency of Jaipur. Sanganeri is a suburb of Jaipur. It is considered a stronghold of the BJP. The BJP fielded Bhajanlal Sharma for the first time here. He has won by over 48,000 votes. Before this, Bhajanlal has been working as the state general secretary in the organization. Bhajanlal Sharma belongs to the Brahmin community.
Diya Kumari is an MLA from Vidyadhar Nagar
Diya Kumari, who was made Deputy CM, won the election from Vidyadharnagar assembly constituency in Jaipur city. Vidyadharnagar is also considered a stronghold of the BJP. Diya Kumari has registered the biggest victory in Rajasthan with over 71,000 votes here. Diya Kumari is a member of the former royal family of Jaipur. She has earlier been an MLA from Sawai Madhopur and MP from Rajsamand. Diya Kumari belongs to the Rajput community.
Premchand Bairwa won from Dudu
Premchand Bairwa, who was made the second Deputy CM, is 49 years old and won from Dudu. Dudu is the town of Rajasthan which became a district directly from panchayat. Ashok Gehlot had created 22 new districts before the elections. Dudu was also included in them. In such a situation, this is an opportunity for Dudu to double the happiness. As soon as Dudu became a district, it got a Deputy CM. Premchand Bairwa belongs to the Dalit community. Bairwa has done PhD from Rajasthan University.
Speaker Vasudev Devnani is an MLA from Ajmer North
While Vasudev Devnani, who was made the Speaker of the Assembly, is an MLA from Ajmer North, adjacent to Jaipur. Vasudev Devnani has been elected MLA for the fifth time in a row. He was also a minister during the BJP government earlier. He was a member of the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th assemblies. Devnani belongs to the Sindhi community. Devnani has also been quite vocal in the assembly.
Political implications of the new power structure
The fact that the top four leaders in Rajasthan’s new government are from two districts, Jaipur and Ajmer, has political implications. Jaipur is the state capital and Ajmer is a major religious center. The BJP has been trying to consolidate its position in these two districts for the past few years. The appointment of these leaders is seen as a part of that effort.
The appointment of a Brahmin as the Chief Minister is also significant. The Brahmin community is a major vote bank in Rajasthan. The BJP is trying to woo this community by appointing a Brahmin as the Chief Minister.
The appointment of a Rajput woman as the Deputy Chief Minister is also a significant move. The Rajput community is another major vote bank in Rajasthan. The BJP is trying to woo this community by appointing a Rajput woman as the Deputy Chief Minister.
The appointment of a Dalit as the second Deputy Chief Minister is also a significant move. The Dalit community is a growing vote bank in Rajasthan. The BJP is trying to woo this community by appointing a Dalit as the Deputy Chief Minister.
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