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BJP checks rivals with its OBC move

DNJAI90513 | 6/30/2018 | Author : Mukesh Sharma | WC :386 | Opinion & Viewpoint

By roping in saini, bjp is hoping to kill two birds with the same stone. It is trying to steer the Mali community away from ex-CM Ashok gehlot, while reining in GS Tiwari who can impact brahmin voters in Shekhawati
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The appointment of Madan Lal Saini as the state president is being seen as a masterstroke by the BJP rank and file. The move, apart from appealing to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) voters, it is also expected to put the Congress on the defensive.
Saini represents one of the main castes, Mali, in the OBC pie. About 50 per cent of the voters in the state belong to the OBC category. Of these, about 62,000 voters belong to the Mali community. Saini's appointment is aimed at helping the party get the OBC voter in its fold, which consists of Soni, Nai, Kumawat, Ravana Rajput and Gurjar other than the Jats. There are about 75 seats in the state, where OBC vote is the deciding factor.
The move is also seen as a ploy to tackle former
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