NEW DELHI: Along with his efforts to convey a few mutual lodging between Gujjar and
in order that their political animosities decline to the extent of accepting co-existence, Congress chief
has given a brand new dimension to the caste equations in Rajasthan that might make him a sexy ally for BJP.
Pilot has made his celebration management jittery, not the least as legislators from the 2
view him favourably. Among the many MLAs who skipped the Congress legislature celebration (CLP) assembly on Monday, risking the ire of the brass, have been at the very least 5 from the Meena neighborhood. Given his stature as a
, Pilot will discover these MLAs helpful supporters.
Although he has denied contact with BJP, Pilot’s attain with each communities can probably ease issues for the saffron celebration. BJP won’t want to fret a lot a few detrimental Meena response ought to it attain a take care of the Congress chief.
State cupboard minister
, a former BJP MP from Dausa and now a Congress MLA from Deoli-Uniyara in
Sawai Madhopur district
have been among the many 5 legislators who pledged assist to Pilot. Their open defiance of the celebration excessive command was a transparent indication of accepting Pilot as their chief, one thing unthinkable a number of years in the past, when the Gujjar and Meena communities have been daggers drawn over Scheduled Caste standing.
After changing into an MP from Dausa in 2004, Pilot scripted and acted on the ‘Gujjar-Meena unity’ marketing campaign, holding solidarity rallies in japanese Rajasthan, the hub of the 2 communities. Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Jaipur Rural and Karauli have a dominant presence of the 2 castes.
In 2018, when Pilot spearheaded the ballot marketing campaign, Congress swept japanese Rajasthan and gained 42 of 49 seats, a significant component within the BJP’s rout within the state. The outcomes have been a sign that each communities voted in favour of Congress, which gained consequently. Pilot took a cue from his father, the late Rajesh Pilot, a two-time
MP from Dausa and Bharatpur, as he loved assist of each communities, other than sturdy backing from Dalit voters.
Nonetheless, as quickly because the Gujjar neighborhood staked declare to its share within the ST quota in authorities jobs and academic establishments, the largest beneficiary of the class, Meenas, have been enraged and the 2 communities had an extended spell of violent clashes. Peace returned lately when the Gujjars realised the futility of demanding ST standing and launched a marketing campaign for share within the OBC class.