Last Updated: September 28, 2023, 19:30 IST
They said that Raje is ready to contest from Sardarpura, a seat held by Gehlot since 1998.
However, the BJP has kept Union Minister and Jodhpur MP Gajendra Shekhawat as its second option against Gehlot in Sardarpura.
But the former chief minister wants to contest from the Jhalrapatan seat. Raje has been representing the Jhalawar constituency in Rajasthan Assembly since 2003.
The BJP may also field two union ministers and four MPs against six Congress heavyweights. Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari may be pitted against Assembly Speaker CP Joshi in Nathdwara. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda communicated these leaders to be ready for the big fight, sources said.