Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje got a first hand reality check of her popularity in Jodhpur, where she arrived to address an election rally. While walking through people, who had come to listen to her election speech, Raje was left red-faced as a woman abruptly told her about the rising unemployment during her tenure as the state’s chief minister.
In the video, now gone viral, Raje is seen shaking hands with people, who had gathered at her election rally. As she reaches to shake hands with a woman, she launches her tirade against her. Speaking in Rajasthani dialect, the woman says, “Why should we vote for you when educated youth are sitting at homes unemployed.”
From Raje’s reaction, it’s clear that she wasn’t expect such rude treatment in her own election rally. A red-faced Raje makes a hasty exit. The woman’s outbursts had clearly left her embarrassed. The incident took place in Osian in Jodhpur.
As Raje walked, one person was heard saying that perhaps unemployment may change if the new government came to power.
Rajasthan goes to polls on 7 December with the counting being scheduled for 11 December, when results for four other states namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram will be announced.
Opinion polls have predicted a huge defeat for the BJP in Rajasthan, where the BJP had won all 25 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 parliamentary elections.