On the 1111th anniversary of Bhagwan Dev Narayan’s birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Malaseri in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara.
Even though the Rajasthan assembly election is 10 months away, the culture ministry organised this visit.
Bhagwan Dev Narayan was born in Malaseri and is highly revered there, especially by the Gujjars, who are now a significant voting bloc for both the BJP and the Congress.
Nine members of the Gujjar community received tickets from the BJP for the most recent election. In an effort to elect Sachin Pilot as the first Gujjar chief minister of Rajasthan, they all lost as the Gujjar support swung to the Congress.
The visit of PM Modi looks to be the BJP’s intentional outreach to the Gujjars bank through a religious programme, contrary to what was initially expected.
“The restoration of several religious and cultural institutions, including the Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath temples, has been undertaken by the prime minister. I’m hoping that something will also be done for the Dev Narayan temple. Nothing should be viewed solely from a political perspective,” BJP state president Satish Poonia.
The Gujjars make up between 9% and 12% of the state’s population, and they are well-represented in 40 to 50 assembly seats in eastern Rajasthan.
The Gujjars have previously engaged in violent demonstrations in support of reservations and have lately vowed to prevent Congressman Rahul Gandhi from entering the state.
The previous incident won’t happen again. The Gujjars lost the last match, and they have since learned their lesson. We want Gujjar MLAs, of course. About 40 seats are influenced by gujjars. Watch the effects to see what they are at the Dev Narayan temple, Colonel Kirori Singh’s son Vijay Bainsla, who has assumed leadership of the Gujjar reservation movement following his father’s passing.
According to Mr. Bainsla, Sachin Pilot is a unique factor that cannot be repeated in every election.
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