Next CM of Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje, Diya Kumari, Or Baba Balaknath?
The outcome of the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023 has been published and the unfolding race for the Chief Minister’s position has begun.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious in Rajasthan, securing a significant 115 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly. This clear majority sets the stage for the BJP to form the government in the state.
Top Contenders For Rajasthan CM Position
Now, as attention turns to who will be the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan, several names are in the limelight. Let me walk you through the top contenders and why they are being considered.
1. Vasundhara Raje
As the first woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan and a two-time former CM, Vasundhara Raje is a strong candidate. Her experience and leadership in securing two massive victories for the BJP in the state previously make her a formidable contender.
2. Baba Balaknath
Known as the ‘Yogi of Rajasthan’, Baba Balaknath is another top contender. He is the 8th head Mahant of the ‘Nath Sampradaya,’ as well as the Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan’s Alwar. This time, he defeated Congress candidate Imran Khan with a massive 6173 votes in Tijara.
3. Diya Kumari
A member of the former Jaipur royal family, Diya Kumari’s three-time winning streak and her significant victory margin in the Vidhyadhar Nagar seat highlight her popularity and effectiveness as a leader.
4. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
The Union Minister is known for his public presence and his victory against Ashok Gehlot’s son in the 2019 General Elections, which has strengthened his position in the party.
5. CP Joshi
As the current Rajasthan BJP chief and a two-time Lok Sabha member, Joshi has played a key role in unifying the party in the state and is seen as a strong contender.
6. Rajendra Rathore
Despite his loss in the recent elections, Rathore’s role as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly and his political experience make him a potential candidate.
Will Mahant Balaknath Be Next Rajasthan CM?
Among these contenders, there’s a high chance of Baba Balaknath becoming the next Rajasthan CM. He has also been invited from the BJP headquarters in Delhi.
Mahant Balaknath has not just a spiritual background, but it also combined with his political success and unique appeal, positions him as a strong candidate.
He is likely to bring both traditional and modern perspectives to governance. His victory in the Tijara seat and his increasing popularity among the masses add to his suitability for the role.
However, there is no official report on this yet. Thus we will have to await the official announcement. These are the 6 top leaders who have shown remarkable leadership and have the potential to lead Rajasthan. Keep visiting us for updated information!