Luck of Vasundhara Raje, the second term Chief Minister of Rajasthan, is going for a full swing as it is now certain that her survival depend upon Narendra Modi. After three day Jaipur visit by BJP Chief Amit Shah, it was being believed in political circles that Vasundhara Raje has managed to charm the party leadership as she always managed to do. But this belief has now gone for a toss as PM Narendra Modi in his Udaipur visit completely ignored Vasundhara Raje. Modi also did not follow the ritual of customary praise in his public speech for his charming hostess in the lake city.
Knowing the modus operandi of Modi, it is an open secret that his government keeps a close tab on all chief ministers. Highly placed sources say that one big reason among other for Vasundhara Raje going completely out of favor was that she was one of the BJP leaders who were not forthcoming about the step of demonatisation taken by Modi government. Reason being, Raje was trying to somehow attract investment in Rajasthan through programs like Resurgent Rajasthan which was crushed by demonetisation. Real estate sector is in slumber and such investments were her only hope for spinning money.
Intelligence fraternity is abuzz about the report on Vasundhara Raje sent to Modi around ten weeks ago. The report details about all the important corruption cases related to Vasundhara Raje and her public image.
Interestingly, Vasundhara Raje must have the distinction of being only politician in India who is described as ‘corrupt’ but ‘forward-looking’ politician by US government in wires revealed by Wikileaks.
Only political puzzle, the pundits in Jaipur and Delhi have not been able to predict is imminent ouster of Vasundhara Raje. However, Narendra Modi is not expected to risk 25 Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan in the hand of an inexperienced person like ML Khattar in Haryana.