Jaipur: The resignation of former
Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje from
the post of Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan assembly has
been accepted, ending nearly five months of defiance of the
party leadership by her.
The acceptance of her resignation was announced by
Speaker Dipender Singh Shekhawat in the House today after the
The state BJP had said on Tuesday that Deputy Leader
of the party in Assembly, G S Tiwari, will handle the
charge on temporary basis. However, there was no mention of
Tiwari`s name when the Speaker announced the decision.
Raje had defied party leadership for nearly five
months and had claimed the support of more than 50 of
the 78 BJP MLAs in Rajasthan. She resigned from the post on
There are indications that she will be accommodated
at the party`s central level.