BJP mulling over giving Raje`s resignation to assembly Speaker
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Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 23:09
New Delhi: Having failed to choose Vasundhara Raje's successor as the Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly, BJP is now mulling over handing her resignation -- given to the party -- to the assembly Speaker.

Raje gave her resignation to her party on October 23, nearly three months after BJP president Rajnath Singh asked her to own up moral responsibility for the party's poor performance in the assembly and Lok Sabha polls and step down.

But even after putting in her papers, she has succeeded in stalling the process of choosing her successor, whom Raje wants from her camp. She is said to be opposed to the candidature of RSS favourite Babubhai Kataria for the post.

Apprehensive that Raje may be buying time till the new party president takes over, the Rajnath Singh camp is now mulling over handing her resignation to the Rajasthan assembly Speaker and inform him that a new leader would be chosen by BJP as Leader of Opposition.

Another course of action could be discussing the matter in the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting and choosing her successor, who would then be appointed in Jaipur in the presence of a Central Observer.

After Raje was forced to quit, she handed over her resignation to senior party leader L K Advani and not Rajnath.

Later, she convened a meeting of her party MLAs but only 21 of the 78 legislators turned up.


First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009, 23:09

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