BJP Parliamentary board fails to take decision on Raje

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 20:43

New Delhi: Defiant BJP leader Vasundhara
Raje today got a temporary reprieve as the BJP Parliamentary
board deferred a decision on her resignation as leader of
opposition in Rajasthan assembly following the party`s poor
show in Lok Sabha and state polls.

The BJP Parliamentary board, which met here for over
three hours, failed to take a decision on Raje`s resignation
after she refused to step down on her own.

Sources aware of the development said that the issue will
come up again at the next board meeting on October 22.

They, however, added that since bypolls to assembly seats
in Rajasthan are due on November 7, no decision is expected
till then.

Meanwhile, Raje, who had been summoned by the party
leadership to Delhi yesterday, did not turn up citing the
absence of Venkaiah Naidu (who is on a trip abroad), who is
the pointsman in the episode.

A senior party leader said in a lighter vein that BJP has
decided against taking major decisions on the occasion of
Dhanteras.

Prominent Parliamentary board members who were not
present in the meeting included Murli Manohar Joshi, Gopinath
Munde, Venkaiah Naidu and Bal Apte.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 20:43

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