Kirorimal meets Maderna, Jat-Meena Third front in Rajasthan ?

Tribal leader and MP Kirorimal Meena met former minister Mahipal Maderna in Jail and his family in Jodhpur on Wednesday, in an attempt largely seen in prospects of a third-front in state where politics has been dominated by the Congress and the BJP. Talks about a new combine against the two mainstream parties has been thriving in the political corridors for sometime now, but Kirori’s public display of his support to Maderna family has left little to doubt about it. After his 45-minute meeting with Maderna’s wife Leela and daughter Divya, Kirori hinted at a combined attempt to clean up politics in state. A Kirori aide said, “they have talked about a joint rally, planned sometime early next year. Breakaway groups from Congress and the BJP would also participate in the rally.”
Third front voice raises as Jat community own 17% of vote bank while Meena have 12% of votebank in State. The recent resignation of some of Jat Leaders from BJP and congress may bring a storm in politics of Rajasthan. Earlier some of Jat leaders like BJP MLA Hanuman Beniwal and Jat leader Hari Singh and Chandraraj Singhvi are also believed to be working overtime to put together a new political unit in state. Political pundits believe that Maderna is crucial to third-front plan. “Both Kirori and Maderna have an axe to grind with chief minister Ashok Gehlot; for Kirori it also a means to put up resistance to the BJP in 2013 assmebly polls. Both BJP and the Congress are keenly watching the proceedings, particularly after Divya’s feisty public appearances and recent cooperative poll win for Maderna in Jodhpur.