Vasundhara Raje elected Rajasthan BJP headFebruary 26th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Bringing an end to speculations in political circles, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje was Saturday elected unopposed as the leader of the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after a gap of one-and-half years.While making the formal announcement at a meeting of party legislators here, senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu made it clear that the appointment was keeping in view the next assembly elections.
“We will definitely return to power,” Naidu said.
Two independent legislators - Ranveer Pahalwan from Malpura in Tonk district and Jeevaram Choudhry from Sanchore in Jalore district - also extended their support to Raje.
Raje lashed out at the Ashok Gehlot government, saying the corruption in the state had crossed limits during the Congress rule. “I have been accused of corruption, but why does Gehlot keep going to Mumbai so frequently,” she asked.
Raje had been asked to resign from the post by the party high command after the BJP was routed in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state.
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