BJP’s central leadership is unhappy with the performance of the party in the state. The party leadership is upset with the cross-voting in favour of Congress by a woman party MLA Shobha Rani Kushwaha whose vote enabled the third Congress candidate Pramod Tiwari to win eventually.
The second candidate, Subhash Chandra, who was backed by the BJP could muster only 30 votes and fell short by 11 votes.
While Shobha Rani Kushwaha, who has been suspended by the party for her alleged cross-voting, has blamed the party’s leaders for infighting. She said the senior leaders of the party often get involved in defeating the official candidate just for their own political gains.
Shobha Rani, who is MLA from Dholpur is close to the former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and the party leaders are surprised that Vasundhara Raje chose not to comment on the reasons behind the defeat of Subhash Chandra.
The BJP leaders are jubilant that it won 22 out of the 57 seats in the Rajya Sabha poll and managed to win three seats in Maharashtra through backroom management, but disappointed at failing to get its second candidate ( Subhash Chandra) win even after having 30 surplus votes.
Senior BJP leaders are trying to get reports from state leaders on the reasons why the BJP lost the second seat and how Shobha Rani voted in favour of Pramod Tiwari which helped him win.