New tribal party may spoil Congress, BJP plan in south Rajasthan

Rajasthan, Dec 6 The emergence of a new tribal party may play spoiler in the poll calculations of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in south Rajasthan.

The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) is contesting 11 seats across the state and all four in Dungarpur district in the upcoming December 7 polls.

Founded by tribal leader Chhotubhai Vasava in Gujarat in 2017 after he parted ways with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), the BTP has expanded to neighbouring Rajasthan. It also has a presence in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Political analysts see the debutant party as a “spoiler” in the adjoining tribal districts of Dungarpur, Banswara and Pratapgarh in south Rajasthan.

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(Source: Hindustan Times)

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