The BJP won assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. Meanwhile, the Congress dethroned the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government in Telangana.
The assembly election results have been declared for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana . Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh were won by the BJP with large majorities. However, the Congress overthrew the Telangana BRS administration led by K Chandrashekar Rao.
Who will be Rajasthan CM? Vasundhara Raje, Mahant Balak Nath, or Diya Kumari?
The ‘Who will become Rajasthan’s next Chief Minister’ debate involves four names. Rajasthan’s top four candidates are two-time CM Vasundhara Raje, controversial seer Mahant Balak Nath, Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Two-time Chief Minister won Jhalrapatan by 53,193 votes over Congress’ Ramlal. Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan’s first woman CM, has been the BJP’s face for almost two decades.
According to media sources, the BJP opposes Raje’s third term as Chief Minister. In Rajasthan, she is still remembered for challenging patriarchal standards and living her own life.
Rajasthan’s top job could go to Gayatri Devi’s granddaughter and Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari. Former Sawai Madhopur MP. Sawai Madhopur initially saw her as an outsider and a social worker.
Development initiatives made Diya Kumari famous in the constituency. She is Rajput. If the BJP wants to emulate Yogi Adityanath in Rajasthan, Baba Balak Nath could. Balak Nath, an Alwar Lok Sabha MP, ran in Tijara.
He heads Rohtak’s Baba Mastnath Math and is called the ‘Yogi of Rajasthan’ University, hospital, medical college, and school are among the Math’s important institutions. Baba Balak Nath is OBC.
Instead of firebrands, the BJP can pick Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The Lok Sabha MP from Jodhpur, Shekhawat, is a strong candidate for CM. Over the Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society Scam, Shekhawat clashed with former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot during the election campaign.
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Jotiraditya Scindia, Kailash Vijayvargiya, or Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Madhya Pradesh CM?
The BJP won Madhya Pradesh with a landslide on Sunday but did not name its leader, crucial to winning the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Kailash Vijayvargiya, and Jyotiraditya Scindia are possible CMs.
Madhya Pradesh’s longest-serving chief minister is Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Voters called Chouhan Mama and he ran in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2023 from Budhni, his hometown since 2006.
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s welfare programs like Ladli Behna and CM Kisan Nidhis helped the BJP win MP. However, Jyotiraditya Scindia’s influence in the state, particularly in Gwalior-Chambal, cannot be ignored.
Scindia regularly campaigns in the state. However, he denies wanting to be Chief Minister. Kailash Vijayvargiya is another Madhya Pradesh CM candidate. A state government cabinet member for almost 12 years, the six-time MP has never lost an assembly election.
The 2014 Haryana assembly election saw the BJP win a majority under his leadership. After this, Amit Shah nominated him BJP national general secretary and West Bengal BJP leader in 2015.
Chhattisgarh CM: Raman Singh or Arun Sao?
The BJP must decide whether to allow Raman Singh a fourth term as Chhattisgarh CM or to replace him. Raman Singh may be given a fourth term as CM because of his organizational skills and efforts to improve SC and ST circumstances in Chhattisgarh.
Singh joined the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly in 2004 and was a Minister of State under Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. He became BJP National Vice President in 2018.
The BJP may choose state BJP chief Arun Sao as leader if it wants a change. The BJP may consider Sao for Chhattisgarh CM if it wants an OBC.
He has represented Bilaspur Lok Sabha for three terms and is popular among OBCs. Tribal Affairs Minister Renuka Singh, former BJP state chief Vishnu Deo Sai, and Ramvichar Netam are other candidates.
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Telangana CM: Revanth or Uttam Kumar Reddy?
After crushing the KCR-led BRS, the Congress must decide ‘Who will become the Chief Minister of Telangana’. Three Congress leaders—Revanth Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, and Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu—are running for Telangana governor.
Revanth Reddy, 54, has helped his party win in Telangana as its leader. After becoming Telangana Congress head, he led protests against the BRS administration.
The Congress may also consider former Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy for president. Revanth Reddy became Telangana Congress chief. Despite this, state party workers love Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Nalgonda Lok Sabha MP Reddy was an IAF pilot. He was Kodad’s MLA from 1999 to 2009 and Huzurnagar’s from 2009 to 2019.
In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, the BJP holds a solid majority, whereas in Telangana, the Congress dethroned the BRS. Vasundhara Raje, Mahant Balak Nath, Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat are running for Rajasthan Chief Minister.
The four candidates for Rajapati are Vasundhara Raje, Mahant Balak Nath, Diya Kumari, and Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Raje, Rajasthan’s first female CM, was praised for challenging patriarchal standards and living her own life. Rajput Diya Kumari became famous for her development work. Baba Balak Nath, an Alwar Lok Sabha MP who ran in Tijara, is another candidate for CM.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Kailash Vijayvargiya, or Jyotiraditya Scindia is MP’s CM. Chouhan, known as Mama by voters, has been a stronghold since 2006. Former BJP state chief Jyotiraditya Scindia has campaigned in the state but denied wanting to be Chief Minister. Kailash Vijayvargiya, a six-time MP and state government cabinet member for 12 years, has never lost an assembly election.
Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister, is noted for his organizational skills and SC/ST welfare schemes. The BJP may choose state BJP chief Arun Sao as leader if it wants a change.
Revanth Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, and Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu are Telangana’s CMs. Revanth Reddy helped his party win the southern state, while party workers like Uttam Kumar Reddy.