Bhupender Singh Yadav’s entry into the Rajasthan politics to scale and scramble for space in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may not be news to Vasundhara Raje Scindia. Raje has been a critic of Modi and Shah, especially for their efforts to handpick and situate leaders in State units. She has been sincerely trying for her comeback with all her dedication, determination and devotion as she still has a lot of political capital left in her.
Sidelining her may make matters worse for her. As for Gehlot, he sounds sure of his prospects, given how he handled and tackled the Pilot fiasco, saving the party from humiliation and embarrassment. Why would he let this moment slip from his hands for Bhupendra Yadav, who may be acutely administrative, but is politically a fresher in presenting any competition and challenge to Ashok Gehlot.
The BJP leadership is familiar with the facts of the matter and will refrain from pushing Bhupendra Singh Yadav any further for the time being. Don’t forget there is a battery of leaders in the State is delivering for the party electorally and strategically. An outsider may upset all their arithmetic, assumptions and calculations as politics, at last, is all about approving and casting appearances.