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Amit Shah to hold meeting in Delhi to end deadlock over appointment of BJP state president

Ashok Parnami had resigned as the Rajasthan BJP president on April 16. The post has been lying vacant since then.

| Updated:
June 16, 2018 11:29 am
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Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Jaipur: It’s been two months since the uncertainty is prevailing over the appointment for the key post of Rajasthan BJP president. To end the deadlock, BJP national president Amit Shah will hold a meeting of senior BJP leaders from the state at New Delhi on Wednesday.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and members of the state core committee including Bhupendra Yadav and Om Mathur and union ministers Arjun Meghwal and CR Choudhary, and state ministers Gulab Chand Kataria, Rajendra Rathore, Yunus Khan and Arun Chaturvedi will likely attend the meeting.

Some others leaders who are in the race will also likely be present. They include Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Rajya Sabha member Madanlal Saini and Ramnarayan Dudi.

Ashok Parnami had resigned as the Rajasthan BJP president on April 16. The post has been lying vacant since then. Earlier it was believed that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was frontrunner for the post, but the state leadership didn’t agree on his appointment.

The Congress leaders in Rajasthan including Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have leveraged the BJP’s failure to choose a candidate for the party’s top post. They have said that it showed the weakness of the party at the organizational level.

Many names were floated for the post, but a consensus couldn’t be reached. With the assembly elections to be held in December, the party high command in Delhi wants to end the deadlock.

First published: June 12, 2018
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