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Rajasthan rarely returns incumbent govts to power; can Raje buck the trend?

Not since 1993, when Rajasthan electorate voted to bring back the Bhairon Singh Shekhawat-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government after nearly a year-long central rule, has the border state repeated a government. As Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje prepares her party for the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state, she faces not just the 25-year trend of the state’s electorate throwing out the incumbent government but also a galvanised Congress and significant anger at her government's performance among several sections of the people of the state. With e.....

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