In a major blow to the Vasundhara Raje led-Rajasthan government, the Congress, last week, emerged victorious after winning all three bypolls in Rajasthan resoundingly, snatching the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats and the Mandalgarh assembly seat from the BJP by huge margins. Ever since then, speculation has been rife about how this could impact Vasundhara Raje's role as a CM. Rajasthan will be heading for state Assembly polls later this year.
On speaking about the by-poll defeat, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that while mistakes have been committed, they will not be repeated in the future. When asked if the Rajasthan government is looking towards a change in leadership, he said,
‘it is not one person but the entire party which takes a call. Party’s agenda is clear. Whatever the party says will be the final decision.’
In the wake of the defeat, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took responsibility for the same. The Chief Minister took to Twitter and said, "Our efforts shall continue and we will keep the welfare of the people of #Rajasthan at the forefront, as Democracy is ultimately for and of the people. I congratulate the winning candidates and welcome them to this celebration of Democracy." She further said,
"We have worked tirelessly over the years, with the people of #Rajasthan as our centre of attention and shall work harder, with renewed fervour and dedication, taking our beautiful State to new heights."